About Porter Plumbing

Porter Plumbing is the trading name of Adrian Porter, a plumbing and heating engineer based in Ambleside, Cumbria.

I am a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer having successfully completed a 3 year apprenticeship in Germany (as 'Gas- und Wasser-Installateur') between 1994 and 1997. Having returned to the UK in 2000, I have been trading in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria since 2001 and have built a reputation for a high standard of workmanship & service. I am OFTEC registered for the installation & servicing of oil fired boilers, and for the installation and servicing of unvented (ie mains pressure) domestic hot water storage systems.

My practical involvement with solar thermal systems dates back to the beginning of my apprenticeship in 1994, and over the years I have worked on systems with a combined collector area of over 300m2. In 2007 I further refreshed this experience with a week long course at the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth (well worth a visit!).