Twenty-one year old Josh Ellis from Westmancoat Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Contractors has been crowned 2014 SkillPLUMB champion after excelling in an intensive two-day practical competition at the Birmingham NEC Skills Show.
Overall winner of the 2014 competition was Jack Barker from Petroc College. Runner-up was Harry Teasdale. The remaining finalists were: Tanagon Ashworth, Hayley Phenix, Joshua Fuller, David Flowers and Scott Fuller.
The UK Copper Board provides sponsorship for the skills competition held in Northern Ireland.
Skillbuild NI is held annually each spring, with the top local construction apprentices competing to win coveted titles in 12 different construction craft areas ranging from brickwork to wall and floor tiling to plumbing. The winners may then go on to represent Northern Ireland in the UK SkillPLUMB Final and potentially the UK at WorldSkills.
We have a series of 6 movies that show how to design and install a cloakroom. The 6 clips are taken from the educational material on the Make the Right Start section of our Copper Pipework Compendium CD.