About Us

Mathison PPHB Ltd was founded by Ian Mathison in 1981. Having spent his working life up until this point in the marine engineering industry, Ian made a decision to start his own business. Providing employment for the local area and offering high levels of service to local residents has always been and continues to be very important to Ian and the company. Having felt that there was always a certain stigma associated with the industry, Ian looked to change this by providing customers with a professional and personal service whilst providing excellent standards to the new growth of heating installation in UK domestic homes.

Since the formation of the company, Mathison’s has offered apprenticeships to many local engineers and to this day continues to do so. These apprenticeships are very highly sought after due to the outstanding reputation locally for providing a strong apprenticeship programme with successful candidates being mentored and trained by our highly skilled and experienced engineers. Many of the engineers that have over the years successfully completed their training with us have either remained with the company, some for many years, or have gone on to build very successful independent careers.

In 1982, just one year after the formation of the company, Mathison’s became one of the first gas installation companies to become Corgi Gas Safe registered although this did not become mandatory until 1991. The company is now, as well as continuing to be Gas Safe registered, fully NICEIC and OFTEC registered.

Over 35 years later Ian and his wife Rita remain an integral part of the company whilst their son Jason now manages the day to day running with the help of a strong, dedicated management team.

  • "“Value for money and friendly.”"

    Mrs James, Portishead

  • "“Good company, called on EMG to get new heating pump all done and dusted, left clean and tidy.”"

    Mr Pimm, Clevedon

  • "'I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to your company and particularly your engineers who worked long days without any major breaks to get the boiler working despite terrible weather conditions. You have a good team and they are a credit to your company'"

    Mr Hammacott, Nailsea

  • "“Absolutely delighted with the service I’ve received. I’ve had previous bad experiences with other plumbing companies so was amazed with the service here. Very polite and boiler was fitted quickly and for a good price. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you Mathison’s.”"

    Ms Darrell, Portishead

  • "‘Please pass on my thanks to your installation team. They are a great bunch of guys who work well together and produce work of the highest standards. The bathroom of my dreams is now a reality.’"

    Mr Mason, Weston Super Mare

  • "'Thank you for the boiler service you did for us last week, Tom was extremely courteous and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him to look at and sort. We had another issue that he spent some time looking at but rather than try to make more money out of us he instead advised us to contact a specialist engineer. And when he gave us the invoice he didn't charge us for the additional work, only the service. A real credit to your company, you should be extremely proud of him and I would recommend him to anyone'"

    Mr Iles, Yatton

  • "“Just want to say what a great service we received. The issue was identified very quickly and all my queries were answered knowledgeably. The installers were polite and efficient and best of all our showers are now working the best they ever have. Really pleased. Will use you again.”"

    Mr & Mrs Anderson, Portishead

  • "‘The team worked with speed, accuracy and professionalism and always cleaned their mess behind them. We were extremely impressed and pleased with all the work’"

    Mr & Mrs Lark, Portishead

  • "‘My wife and I were delighted with the efficiency of the removal of the old boiler and installation of the new. The engineers were very clean, considerate and polite.’"

    Mr Hanson, Nailsea