OUR Trader Of The Week this week is one who, like countless others working the length and breadth of south Worcestershire and beyond, doesn't have a shop front but provides a top-rated service for householders.

One of those who earned great praise when we asked for your recommendations for Worcester's top trader was Alex Davies, who owns and runs Worcester-based Davies Plumbing & Heating.

The 26-year-old set up his business two years ago and undertakes plumbing and heating; full central heating installation, bespoke bathroom installation, boiler change/upgrade, service and breakdown repair, underfloor heating, new build works, unvented hot water cylinders, LPG and more.

Alex said: "I provide my plumbing and heating services across the Three Counties and pride myself on my attention to detail.

"My passion in customer care has enabled me to grow my business further as well as word of mouth recommendations. And I have built up my customer base and following on social media with over 4,000 followers on my Instagram page."

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Alex Davies describes this job as full heating installation with zoned up and downstairs heating and zoned hot water

And it's not only the standard jobs Alex undertakes with such a high degree of precision – he's also immensely proud of the work he did on a 'Grand Designs'-style home.

Alex said: " I had a phone call from a boiler manufacturer to ask if I would install a heating system in a Grand Designs-style eco property in Worcestershire, which was great."

At the other end of the spectrum, Alex also has to employ a range of skills he perhaps didn't envisage using when he first started out.

He said: "There is always a the odd phone call to ask if you can remove a fire as there is a bird flying around in the chimney breast.

"Then you have to turn in to the animal rescue team to save the bird!"

His work has obviously impressed many customers, who were full of praise on Facebook for him.

Carlaa Keay said: "Alex is a top lad! He has so much passion and pride in his work. Attention to detail is great. Wouldn't use anyone else", while Kaylee Beattie said Alex's copper work is amazing – "he takes huge pride in his work".

Amazing was also a word used by both Matt Rollings and Kimberley Anne, while some of the highest praise came from fellow tradesman Dave Wytcherley, who said: "As being recognised myself by my customers as someone with an OCD attention to detail in my work, as a tradesman, Alex is up there with the best. Beyond that in fact. I don't normally recommend people either!"

For more details on Davies Plumbing & Heating, call 07891070987, email Daviesplumbingandheating@hotmail.com or search Facebook and Instagram for Davies Plumbing & Heating.

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