Warning – do not tile on cardboard!!!

There are times in our day to day work that we see some truly baffling things. One time we found a bat in a drain pipe (and safely relocated it). We have seen some truly amazing tree roots blocking drains. And we have seen more than our fair share of baffling piping done by other plumbers. But this week, we may have trumped all of that with what one of our plumbers Thomas saw.

Out at a job to fix a leaking pipe, it required the removal of a piece of wall so that we could get at the pipe. Now normally this would involve carefully removing the tiles, cutting a hole in the plasterboard wall, accessing the pipe and then repairing everything so that you wouldn’t know we were there.

But this time, instead of plasterboard, we cam across cardboard. Yes that is right, the bathroom was tiled onto sheets of cardboard. Hilarious and baffling in equal measure.
We are amazed that someone would do this in the first place. We are even more amazed that it has stood up for as long as it has.

cardboard bathroom shocking

JSL Plumbing have been proudly serving Glasgow since 2006. In that time we have seen it all (or at least we thought we had). From blocked toilets to leaking dishwashers and everything in between. If you need a reliable Glasgow plumber for your issue then choose JSL Plumbing. One of Glasgow’s leading and recommended plumbers.

JSL Plumbing is just part of a greater and stronger firm that covers Drainage and Heating. So if you are unlucky enough to have your boiler stop working, your toilet to stop flushing and your garden flood because of a blocked drain….one call will fix them all.

As you will have seen, we cover it all at JSL Plumbing. So whether you have a leaking tap that just won’t stop or you want a leak found and fixed, we are the number one choice for reliable, recommended and trusted Glasgow plumbers,


And remember, we cover all of Glasgow so whether it is a broken pipe in Bearsden, a blocked drain in Strathblane or a leaking tap in Bridge of Weir, we are here to help.

Call us today for all your plumbing services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

  • Quick resolution of problem and good communication.
  • Very friendly throughout the process. Clear information given and very thorough. I will be using them again!
  • JSL Plumbing & Heating replaced a kitchen and a bathroom tap and fixed a toilet where the cistern was leaking into the bowl. He was personable and professional, and provided advice on which replacement taps we might want to get for the bathroom. He provided updates on his progress throughout, and the pricing was reasonable. We have used JSL before and would happily do so again. Have also recommended this company to others.
  • Job completed to our satisfaction. Bathroom and en-suite left tidy and work completed in the timescale agreed and charged as per the quote. Good quality fittings used. Would certainly use JSL Plumbing Services again in future.
  • Jim assessed the leak, which required repair and offered an honest appraisal. He was on time, polite and carried out the work as planned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and would use for a larger installation in the future.
  • Had a bent radiator pipe I needed replacing and as I'd already called them out thought I'd get some bath taps fitted. I'd been putting the job off as it was in a really awkward tight place and knew it wouldn't be pleasant. The plumber was happy to help and it didn't cost me as much as I expected for the time and fiddly nature of the job.
  • Very good service with work done quickly after contacting company.

JSL Plumbing in Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusting plumber in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.

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