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Plumbing Academy

Luke Smith is Westview Plumbing Service’s engineer. Luke has achieved the majority of his technical training and all of his qualifications at The Plumbing Academy.

Since 2005, The Plumbing Academy  has successfully delivered City & Guilds-accredited training courses, as well as ACS Gas and NVQ assessments, to people from various areas across London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and many other areas throughout the South East region of England.

With purpose built workshops, our training courses are preparing the Plumbers and Gas Engineers for the country’s demands, not just for now but for long into the future.

Gas Safety

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain on 1 April 2009.

Westview Plumbing Services is enrolled on the Gas Safe Register of gas engineers. Luke is qualified in‘Core Domestic Gas Safety’ – NG (CCN1), and’Combustion Performance Analysis’ (CPA1), and‘Central Heating Boilers & Water Heaters’ (CENWAT).


OFTEC’s competent person scheme is a register of installers of oil, solid fuel and renewable heating equipment. To become OFTEC registered, all technicians must undertake an approved training course and assessment. They are also inspected regularly by OFTEC to ensure their work meets the required standard.

City & Guilds

Luke is qualified in level 2 & 3 in Plumbing Studies, plus Level 3 in Energy Efficiency in Domestic Heating.


Luke is qualified in level 2 in general Plumbing.

  • We have recently used Westview Plumbing in our office refurbishment and have found the service to be efficient and professional. We would definitely contact Westview should the need arise and also recommend Westview to others.

    David Harvey, Managing Director, Barry Grainger Ltd

  • I cannot recommend WPS highly enough; they were extremely professional from start to finish. From the initial quotation, to suggesting suitable bathroom products and ideas, and then finally fitting our suites; they were efficient, friendly and competitively priced. I would not hesitate to use them again.

    Miss. D. Clifford, Tenterden

  • WPS supplied and installed a new double kitchen sink unit and kitchen work tops. We were delighted with the finished result. It was a pleasure in having Luke Smith working for us, he was very efficient and arrived to do the job when he said he would!

    Mr. Burt, Cranbrook

  • Hi Luke, Another great job well done, I would recommend you to anyone for your price, quality of finish, helpful attitude and that rare quality for a plumber – you actually turn up when you say you will. Thank you again

    Mr. T. Davis, Tenterden

  • Many thanks for all your hard work and as usual your prompt and efficient service.

    A P Williams Building Contractors

  • I was extremely pleased with the job WPS carried out and would recommend to all!

    Mrs. P. Cheval, Tenterden

  • We used WPS for the plumbing work for our new CTN kiosk at Staplehurst Station.
    Luke connected a new cold feed from the mains to our new Coffee Machine and supplied and fitted the new sink. We were delighted with the work and the excellent communications from start to finish, particularly the reliable time keeping. We would recommend WPS to anyone. Many thanks, Luke – we look forward to dealing with you again

    Jackie’s News of Tenterden

  • WPS have carried out a number of plumbing jobs for me at home plus a number of plumbing repairs and maintenance at our busy butchers business in Cranbrook. I have always found they provide a very professional and thorough service and would not hesitate in recommending WPS to anyone that wanted a good reliable plumbing company.

    Mr. M Wilkes, Wilkes Butchers, Cranbrook

  • We asked Westview Plumbing to work with us to replace a large bathroom in an older property we had bought. Luke visited us and gave valuable advice on planning and selection of items for the bathroom, giving options, establishing a clear understanding of our needs.
    A number of unforeseen issues arose once the team were on site, including the fact the old bath had been concreted in and gaps in floor and wall tile areas, Luke took this in his stride and found a solution to all the issues and we ended up with a great new bathroom with a minimum of fuss or stress.
    We would totally recommend Luke and the team from WPS, who supply a really good hassle free customer focussed service from beginning to end.

    Mr. T. Bothfield