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.

  • "“I am absolutely delighted with the service received. Everything was explained very well and all seems to be working very smoothly. The two engineers were excellent and very professional. I will certainly recommend you to other people. The only thing I wasn’t too keen on was being called ‘Sir’ and referred to as a ‘Gentleman’! Not something I’m used to! Joking aside the level of service was a breath of fresh air having had problems for the last year or so. I wish I had got in touch sooner!”"

    Mr Hance, Portishead

  • "‘Can you please pass our thanks to Jeremy and the other engineers that came up to us this week, they have been absolutely fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble and made the whole situation pleasurable.’"

    Mr & Mrs Lazenby, Portishead

  • ""I would like to thank you very much for sending me the young man Mark to attend to the blocked condense. I do appreciate that for all of your team it was an exceptionally busy time so I am really grateful to you""

    Mrs Buxton, Congresbury

  • "‘Just wanted to take a minute to tell everyone about the stellar experience we had with Mathisons. They came out right away, did a great job and took care of all the aesthetic work. I was hugely impressed with the extra work they did to make everything look nice. If anyone is in need of a plumber they did an amazing job, were pleasant to work with and kept us very well informed throughout the whole process. I’d recommend them to anyone who needs work done!’"

    Mr & Mrs Hoy, Portishead

  • "‘many thanks for such a prompt response – brilliant service’"

    Mr & Mrs Salisbury

  • "“Contacted Mathison’s for urgent repair to my rental property with a leaking electric boiler, within 3 hours I had a written quotation sent via email and the following day they had replaced my boiler for an outstanding price. Thanks Mathison’s, your electrician and plumber were amazing. Will be using you again.”"

    Ms Longthorp, Claverham

  • "‘Many thanks for the recent installation. We are really happy with the final product, in addition, I’d like to also thank you for your follow-up care in ensuring everything was sealed and working once completed.’"

    Mr Ocone, Thornbury

  • "We would like to express our thanks for the very professional way your team approached the project and for the very high standard of work carried. The finished bathroom is amazing and we won’t hesitate to recommend you."

    Mr & Mrs Hales, Knowle

  • "“I cannot let this pass without writing to thank everyone at Mathison for your outstanding work in seeing the whole project through with great professionalism and skill. My special thanks go to those staff whom I had personal dealings. So thank you all round and you can be sure I will continue to recommend Mathison as an outstanding local team who will give first class service because of the shared commitment of the staff who work there.”"

    Mr Kent, Easton in Gordano