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.

  • "‘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

  • "‘We’d like to express our appreciation of the work of your staff. The craftmanship, the cleanliness and attitude of your engineers say a lot about your firm. Sinue is a credit to your company’"

    Mr & Mrs Rochford, Portishead

  • "my wife and I would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks and satisfaction for the professional way in which the works were carried out, and the courteous attitude and response of all people involved’"

    Mr Nicholls, Nailsea

  • "'Thanks very much for the job that you did, we just wish everything would go as smoothly as our dealings with your company'"

    Mr & Mrs Banham, Portishead

  • "'Thank you very much for your kind gesture yesterday. Your man did a great job and it is a great thing to know that all is well here again'"

    Mr Collins, Portishead

  • "‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all involved for being so quick, efficient & professional from beginning to end’"

    Mrs Deacon, Clevedon

  • "'Very pleased we made the call to Mathison's. You can be proud of the level of professionalism that Tom and Lewis showed throughout their time in our home. I am going to be more than happy to recommend Mathison's to friends and family'"

    Mr Thompson, Weston Super Mare

  • "'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

  • "'I would just like to say thank you to yourself and your team for the first class service we received last week. Your amazing engineers walked up the hill to us in the snow with rucksacks on their backs to fix our boiler and tend to a broken pipe. Service that was above and beyond from start to finish'"

    Mrs McBride, Clevedon