Metro Plumb franchise

Min investment


Metro Plumb franchise

Metro Plumb – The Nations Local Plumber

Whatever your plumbing problem, your Metro Plumb plumber has the solution. With over thirty local plumbers nationwide, we are able to tackle your plumbing emergency quickly, cleanly and safely, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Minimum investment

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
    Van and equipment
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:
    Work from home or your choice of small office

About Metro Plumb

Metro Plumb offers a recession robust business that has no limit to how much you earn.

With our support and proven business model you can build an income for you and your family.

Join a recession-proof franchise that’s part of an internationally recognised group

Metro Plumb provides a 24/7/365 emergency plumbing service to commercial and domestic clients across the country. Whether you need a hand with leaking or burst pipes or help to resolve a flood, its skilled plumbers are on hand to resolve even the most stressful of incidents.

This recession-proof franchise is the sister brand of highly successful drainage franchise Metro Rod. It’s also part of internationally respected group Franchise Brands, which has a network of more than 450 franchisees across the globe.

Want to learn more about this exciting franchise opportunity? Here’s everything you need to know about Metro Plumb.

Metro Plumb franchise van driving

What does the Metro Plumb package look like?

You’ll need to invest £17,000 to secure your own exclusive territory. You’ll also need a van and branded uniform, but Metro Plumb offers financial support to cover these initial costs. Once you’re up and running, you’ll work from home to manage client relationships and drum up new business in your area before carrying out the work yourself.

You’ll receive customers from the national support centre, as well as through your own marketing efforts in your local community. As your business grows, you can also recruit additional staff to help you provide Metro Plumb’s services in your local area.

What do you get for your investment?

You’ll get constant support from the Metro Plumb team, as well as the chance to establish your own economically resilient business in the world of plumbing. You’ll also be part of an award-winning and highly accredited franchise network that’s expanding rapidly across the UK.

Territories Currently Available

Ayr, Bath, Belfast, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff, Cornwall, Croydon, Deeside, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gatwick, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hereford, Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Kensington, Newport, North Wales, Northampton, Omagh, Oxford, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Slough, Southampton, Stirling, Stratford, Taunton, Wigan,York


Training and support provided

Metro Plumb franchise team workers

What training and support is on offer?

Every Metro Plumb franchisee will be fully supported throughout their franchising journey. You’ll work with the franchise’s experienced technical team to establish the breadth of your own knowledge. Following this, a tailored training programme will be developed just for you to make sure you’ve got all the tools and information you need to succeed.

You’ll also receive training and support covering every aspect of your business, including:

  • Sales and marketing support – your own website, advertising and a comprehensive package of materials to help you market your business in the local area. You’ll also get to work with marketing professionals who specialise in raising brand awareness.
  • New business generation – a dedicated national accounts team will direct leads your way to help you set up long-running contracts
  • Finance – Metro Plumb’s support centre will chase invoices, payment collection and debtors on your behalf so you’re free to develop your business
  • Enquiries – an in-house call centre team work 24/7/365 on enquiries and quotes for new work


The ideal Metro Plumb franchisee

What does the ideal Metro Plumb franchisee look like?

You’ll need to have passed your NVQ Level 2 in plumbing or have practical experience in the industry to become a Metro Plumb franchisee. You’ll also need to be ambitious, hardworking and have good business acumen, as well as a strong desire to run your own business. Finally, you’ll need to be a people-person who’s great with customers. 

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Metro Plumb's history

Metro Plumb franchise worker fixing a pipe

How has Metro Plumb developed over the years?

Since sister franchise Metro Rod’s inception in 1983, many of its franchisees have offered limited plumbing services as part of their drainage business. However, the franchise realised it could diversify by offering a separate package for those that wanted to specialise in emergency plumbing services for both domestic and commercial clients. 

So, in 2016, the very first Metro Plumb franchise opened its doors. Now, there are four locations across the country. Could you be the next member of this rapidly expanding franchise?

Metro Plumb is part of the Metro Rod brand, who have been members of the British Franchising Association (BFA) since 1997 and have won a number of national awards with them.

Metro Plumb is part of the larger group Franchise Brands plc which is an international multi-brand franchisor with a combined network of over 450 franchisees. You will recognise names such as Metro Rod, ChipsAway, Ovenclean, and Barking Mad, all of which deliver services through the Group’s franchisees.