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Technical Expertise and Heritage.
Monument Tools' mission is, and always has been, to manufacture and supply professional quality plumbing tools and equipment.
Monument Tools has an unrivalled expertise in developing innovative tooling solutions for the plumbing, heating, roofing, gas, pipe testing and drainage industry.
It was 1880, when George Collier first commenced trading as a tool dealer in Brixton, London. His trade was taken up by his sons and successive generations that have focussed their business on shops that were opened in South London.
In 1908 the Monument brand name was first registered. In 1969 the company moved to larger premises in Balham and in 1976 assumed the name Monument Tools Ltd.
In 1996 operations moved to a new factory in Wallington, Surrey where the company is still based. Today it is owned and run by the fifth generation of the Collier family.
Monument Tools continues to invest in improved machinery, materials and manufacturing techniques for both current and new products. Our Managing Director, John Collier, is one of the foremost authorities within the industry and Monument Tools is the frequent recipient of new product awards.
Producing leading designs such as the Monument Tools pipe cutters ensures that we are always at the leading edge of our industry. Our business partners have come to expect the very best in quality which deliver a good margin with very low product returns. Our primary market has always been the professional tradesmen who need a dependable, superior standard tool which will last for many years.
Monument Tools has an extensive collection of antique and ra re hand tools. We are always interested in comparing notes with fellow collectors and enthusiasts .

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Frogspark - March 4, 2019 @ 04:29

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echnical Expertise and Heritage. Monument Tools' mission is, and always has been, to manufacture and supply professional quality plumbing tools and equipment. Monument Tools has an unrivalled expertise in developing innovative tooling solutions for the plumbing, heating, roofing, gas, pipe testing and drainage industry. It was 1880, when George Collier first commenced trading as a tool dealer in Brixton, London. His trade was taken up by his sons and successive generations that have focussed their business on shops that were opened in South London. In 1908 the Monument brand name was first registered. In 1969 the company moved to larger premises in Balham and in 1976 assumed the name Monument Tools Ltd. In 1996 operations moved to a new factory in Wallington, Surrey where the company is still based. Today it is owned and run by the fifth generation of the Collier family. Monument Tools continues to invest in improved machinery, materials and manufacturing techniques for both current and new products. Our Managing Director, John Collier, is one of the foremost authorities within the industry and Monument Tools is the frequent recipient of new product awards. Producing leading designs such as the Monument Tools pipe cutters ensures that we are always at the leading edge of our industry. Our business partners have come to expect the very best in quality which deliver a good margin with very low product returns. Our primary market has always been the professional tradesmen who need a dependable, superior standard tool which will last for many years. Monument Tools has an extensive collection of antique and ra re hand tools. We are always interested in comparing notes with fellow collectors and enthusiasts .

PipeDream Plumbing - February 11, 2019 @ 10:46

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I've got a small collection of monument tools, I've always liked them and they do listen and take on board engineer feedback. Their pipeslices could do with a look at tho, I had two sets of cutters tram line pipework within weeks

M daniels plumbing and heating - December 1, 2018 @ 10:09

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Well a true British brand couldn’t ask for more solidly built second to non for back up very proud to have This brand in my tool box A tool to match every budget

Vital Plumbers Ltd - November 14, 2018 @ 10:24

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Got the hose in the special offer and it - and it it’s amazing very good quality grips onto the drain valve I would highly recommend , and honestly I will be buying a second one

MB Gas & Heating Ltd - March 28, 2018 @ 10:13

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Overall 5 out of 5 , I’ve always liked Monument tools since starting in the trade . Good quality materials , build quality is excellent , tool design is brilliant . One of my favourite brands for hand tools

Central Gas WM Ltd - March 23, 2018 @ 06:20

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This is a company that has been around for many years and has been supplying the plumbing industry with tool's. Have noticed in the last couple of years though Monument are now focusing more on their brand and the quality of their tools. When considering what brand to use Monument are always my 1st choice now. For example the TRV tail driver & the oliver puller are always in my tool tray #madeinbritain

O'Brien Property Maintenance - March 21, 2018 @ 09:20

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When first going into the plumbing industry I was always swayed towards rothenberg and not knowing any different any different used them until I was invited to the first monument master group I got to see and use there tools a wow I was amazed at the quality of their tooling they improve where other have failed or over looked, when ever I buy any tools I need for my plumbing I always buy monument and try my best to sway other the same.

Daley Plumbing and Heating Ltd - January 16, 2018 @ 11:24

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Check out my on site video review here of the monument Olive Puller Great piece of kit https://youtu.be/RPc7l5AdrTU

Anderson plumbing - December 11, 2017 @ 10:40

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Very good brand from what I have seen so far the soldering mat with the pipe gap is great and the pipe slicers are very reliable . A decent brand

Alpha Heating - December 2, 2017 @ 11:15

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Very good easy tool to use ideal for cutting pipes the easy way. Very reliable and strong sturdy build no issues at all with this tool...............

Crawley Gas Engineer - November 22, 2017 @ 02:24

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It’s about time that everyone finally realised that monument are a high end quality British tool maker, they have been in the plumbing industry from day dot, they make so many cool unique tools that only a true professional would appreciate, quality quality quality, to quote someone I once heard say ‘they make cool shit from metal’ and they weren’t wrong, plus the stuff they make is easily accessible via amazon, I’ve become a big fan boy / collector,

M c bathroom and boiler company Ltd - November 7, 2017 @ 10:36

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By far the best pipesices on the market, Much better than rothenbeger, seems to go on forever, Great value, Never had to return any products

HPE Services - October 26, 2017 @ 08:08

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Very reasonable price tools. Massive range of really handy tools which make awkward jobs easier. I found the quality to be first class and the tools to be long lasting.

Browns Plumbing - October 22, 2017 @ 08:08

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Good quality innovative products which are great value for money also British made which is something of a rarity these days.

Ian mortimer plumbing and heating - September 23, 2017 @ 03:22

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Ace tools...best of the pipeslices around,no tracking like the cheaper versions....highly recommended

Ultimate Plumbing and Heating Services - August 26, 2017 @ 12:23

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Have used monuments products for yrs.Always found them to be well made and reasonable priced .I have 15and 22 mm cutters and tap spanner

Harrison plumbing and heating - July 18, 2017 @ 10:01

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Always used monument pipe slices and tap spanners, also got the monobloc box spanner set. All products made to a high standard with no issues

SPC Plumbing and Heating Ltd - July 12, 2017 @ 11:17

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Been using monument tools for over 20 years now and are the best hand tools on the market, British made and made to last.#askformonument.

Snowden plumbing & heating - July 12, 2017 @ 09:27

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Brilliant tools. Made to last and made well. They make the best olive splitters aswell. Nice to see that there a british company.

Dry as a bone - July 3, 2017 @ 11:58

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I bought 15&22mm olive splitting tools, whatna time saver they are. Effortlessly remove olives from pipes without having to resort to beating them with a spanner or trying to pull of with a pair of grips

Cairns heating & plumbing - June 13, 2017 @ 10:05

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Trusty old monument can't get a better pipe slice in my opinion have had them for years just change the cutting wheel & it's good as new

Wealden Boiler Services - May 26, 2017 @ 08:10

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Great tools, well built, good value for money, and British made. Have a good choice as well, Ive used their tools for over 10 years, what more can i say ?

iGas Heating Ltd - April 22, 2017 @ 07:26

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Have various Monument Tools in my tool bag and they have never let me down Recently went on a tour of their factory and tbh I was simply amazed at the range of tools they have available to us. They're Made in Britain which again for me is a massive plus I would always try and support a British company over an overseas one especially with Brexit looming. Fantastic company with passionate staff and superb tools to match #AskForMonument

CCH Leeds - April 22, 2017 @ 11:22

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#MadeInBritain says it all for me, let's help and support British products. They have a large range of products and most are very good some could do with improvements but all in all amazing company with amazing products #AskForMonument

PARAGAS - April 21, 2017 @ 10:33

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Monument is always my first port of call when buying new tools. Price, range and customer service is second to none. The only company that truly care about their products and the trades that use them.

SAFGas Ltd - April 14, 2017 @ 09:25

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This company really do go above and beyond in every aspect. Customer service is brilliant, who h cannot be said for most big manufacturing companies. The team actually listen to us the end users & actually act on the feedback they have been given whether it be good or bad. They actually encourage the bad feedback too so they know where and how to improve. Would recommend any of their tools out of the extensive range they do as they are superb value for money that also last due to the high build quality.

J.McKie plumbing & heating - April 6, 2017 @ 12:36

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Brilliant Stuff Best going in my opinion wouldn't use out else Highly recommended To other people Customer service great too

D.Q Plumbing and Heating - January 24, 2017 @ 06:04

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Worked with monument for the last 12 years, intend to continue this for the next 42

Sunrise Plumbing & Heating - January 21, 2017 @ 09:34

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We take a lot of pride in our work and for us to achieve that we need tools of a high quality and won’t let us down that’s why we use Monument. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting the team at Monument you will instantly see why they are experts in the manufacturing of high quality Plumbing and heating tools you will also see how passionate they are about delivering the latest quality tools to make our jobs easier. Over the years we have used many copper pipe cutters “but nothing seems to cut the mustard or should I say cut the copper like a Monument pipe cutter”. The spanners are some of the best on the market, the olive splitters and pullers are just brilliant. Its great to see a British tooling company which are approachable listen to the end user and are still around after so many years which is a testimony to the quality of their products and staff. Keep it up

Hampshire Boilers - January 21, 2017 @ 02:37

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A real pleasere dealing with this brand. Its amazing to see a brand so proud of there history and still so happy to be making tools in the U.K. If you ever have a problem its easly sorted with no fuss unlike there competitors.

Hydro Heat Plumbing - January 21, 2017 @ 10:07

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Really like monument and their tool range. They seem to have come up with a solution for everything. I moved away from monument for a bit and tried other brands but I've reverted back to using them because I found there to be much more value for my money, their customer service is excellent as well! Keep up the good work monument!

Afterglow Plumbing & Heating Ltd. - January 19, 2017 @ 11:37

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I've been using monument eve since I was an apprentice 15 years ago. Love the brand, the tools are built to last. I've tried cheeper brands when it comes to pipe slices and none of them can compete with monument

Sunrise Plumbing & Heating - February 15, 2019 @ 09:29

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Any chance of bringing out a Trade Pro range? Current range although good does not quite hit the mark. Also could you team up with a Power tool manufacturer and bring a range that is top quality?

D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing - February 14, 2019 @ 09:19

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Where are your tools made?

D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing - February 14, 2019 @ 09:19

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How long does it take from product idea to being on the shelf?

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We are putting together an e-book with top tips on becoming a successful plumber / heating engineer. We would love members of Expert Trades to be featured. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the trade?

Heating And Plumbing Engineer - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:08

Read james dewane book marketing for sparks.

aw services - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:08

Go to college, get your exams & join bodies such as CIPHE to set yourself apart from the majority of the others ... also have pride in all your work

RMD Plumbing and Heating Ltd - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:09

Customers just want an engineer to turn up when they say they will. It sounds really easy but the day to day running of your business can easily get in the way. Make sure you dedicate enough time to each job so that you dont over run and potentially miss other customers timeslots!

The Boiler Guys - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:23

Turn up on time, respect peoples homes,dont put your tools on beds and sofas, no matter how clean your new bag is.Be prepared for previous work carried not to be up to standard, so allow extra time.Take your time, it's actually quicker.make sure you have the means to soak up water,not the customers bath towels.If you price up fairly the customer will often inquire about another job often before you are finished.keep enough consumerables on board, nothing worse than searching for a buried last fitting.Inform your customer what you are doing, but be polite, nobody likes a smart arse.Buy decent tools if you value your hands, buy decent led torches and carry spare batteries.I also use led work lamps.wear gloves or clean your hand thoroughly skin care can be underated, you can end uo with hands as rough as old boots and or skin conditions.

Plumbsafe Plumbing and Heating Ltd - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:40

Do it properly from the start!! Get independent business advice, a proper business plan and a good accountant. Learn the basics to marketing a company and remember your customers are the important people on the planet, do what it takes to put a smile on their face. Rember it takes 1 good job to create 20 leads on future jobs via word of mouth and reccomendations. And it takes 1 bad job to loose 50 leads on future jobs!!

Aspire Heating & Plumbing Solutions Ltd - answer on March 20, 2018 @ 06:47

Become an electrician

Westons Plumbing & Heating Ltd - answer on March 20, 2018 @ 06:59

Always give yourself a few moments to stop and catch your breath . Sometimes we look past the solution as we are stressing or worrying . Take a two min break then go back .

Cope Gas Services - answer on June 30, 2018 @ 01:53

Take your time don’t rush. It’s a marathon not a sprint.

Cope Gas Services - answer on June 30, 2018 @ 01:56

My first set of benders were monument. Straight bends not twist or kinks. And take a beating

iGas Heating Ltd - April 22, 2017 @ 07:28

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Does anyone have any experience of Monument Benders? Curious to know how good they are as my Hilmors are very tired

Drew Styles Plumbing & Heating - answer on April 25, 2017 @ 09:16

A guy I used to work with had a pair and they were spot on. Never had any issue at all with them, standard monument tool really well priced and reliable as ever

Heating And Plumbing Engineer - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:07

Great benders even have degrees of angles marked on the former

Plumbsafe Plumbing and Heating Ltd - answer on March 19, 2018 @ 07:42

Personally I will only by monument benders I have tried other brands only to find they break. My current one has been with me for 6 years and it's still sets pipework perfectly.