Roman Rod | Experts in Drainage and Drain Clearance Bath

Roman Rod Bath

Local Family Run Business 

Roman Rod Ltd is a local and independent family run business based in Bath and serving a growing list of clients in and around Bath, Wiltshire, and South Gloucestershire. We are members of Bath Trading Standards ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme and accredited to Contractor Plus Database.

We cover all aspects of drainage work from blocked sinks or toilets, drain clearance, CCTV, excavations and much

Our History 

After completing an apprenticeship in plumbing at Bath Tech college, and working for Haywood and Wooster, I decided to start my own plumbing business – Roman Plumbing Services – with my wife, Donna, back in 1982.

Since then (and four sons later) we have re-branded with a new company name ‘Roman Rod LTD’.

This came about because we extended our services to offer drainage solutions alongside the plumbing.

Our business is a genuinely family-run with my wife, Donna, (Company Administrator) answering all enquiries and handling the  accounting.

Our eldest son, Jack, has a wealth of experience in the drainage industry and specializes in CCTV Surveys, drain mapping and drain lining as well as plumbing repairs.

The second eldest, Samuel, has recently joined the business after serving in the Royal Air Force, and more recently working in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Samuel has a vast amount of knowledge in the health and safety sector, including risk assessments, and method statements. He is a qualified IOSH Managing safety officer.

My other two sons, Freddie and Billy, are both professional rugby players in the premiership for Bath and Ulster and both support the business.

Our main aim is to give a prompt, reliable and personal  service,  offering good value and minimal disruption.

Jerry Burns Director Roman Rod 

Our Expert Staff

Roman Rod is a family business run by Jeremy and Donna Burns, and two of their four sons: Jack and Samuel.

As a local Bath family we are proud to have two other sons playing professional Rugby: Freddie Burns plays for Bath and Billy Burns plays for Ulster. Both ardently support the business.

Jeremy Burns-Director, Engineer

Jeremy first set up Roman Rod over 28 years ago with wife Donna. With a wealth of experience in all things concerning drainage and plumbing you can be sure that he will find a solution to your problem. Jeremy has been responsible for securing contracts with Dyson Estate, Waitrose, SMG and many more high profile clients, all while looking after the drainage problems of the people of Bath. Whether it’s an excavation, camera survey or basic unblocking, there’s no one in Bath more experienced.

Donna Burns-Director, Administrator

Donna has been running the administration side of the business for over 28 years alongside husband Jeremy. Hers is usually the voice you hear when you call Roman Rod. Friendly and thorough, she’ll do everything she can to get one of the engineers to you as soon as possible. In charge of the office,  you can always rely on Donna for  fast and friendly service.

Jack Burns- Camera Survey Expert, Engineer

Jack has been working for Roman Rod for 12 years. After leaving school to train as a chef, Jack decided that his preferred path lay in helping with the family business. Jack is more often than not the one who you will meet when we arrive at your door. Polite, punctual and thorough, Jack will get your drains cleared in no time. He is also in charge of our CCTV Survey service. Whether there is a drainage problem, or you need a drain survey when buying/selling a house, Jack will provide the complete package: a DVD, written report, recommendations and drain mapping. His always ready and willing to offer advice or discuss your concerns on the phone. Jack was responsible for the rebrand of Roman Rod five years ago, and continues to take the firm forward into the future.

Samuel Burns- Engineer, Health and Safety, Website

After leaving school and serving in the Royal Air Force for six years, (completing tours of Afghanistan and The Falkland Islands) Samuel spent three years working privately in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Samuel returned to help Jack take the family business forward. Qualified in IOSH Managing Safety you can rest assured that Sam will ensure any work on your property will be carried out in the safest manner. All jobs are risk assessed and Health and Safety laws are always adhered to.

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Our Services Include

  • drain clearance and plumbing
  • drain repairs
  • high pressure jetting
  • drain tracing
  • colour camera surveys with written reports and recommendations
  • structural lining repairs
  • excavations
  • installation of sewage treatment plants
  • specialised drainage works including pond refurbishments

We are also offer professional drain jetting in and around Bath and our equipment is used for a number of applications around the house including drain cleaning, drain clearance as well as the removal of roots in your drains. As a leading drain jetting contractor in Bath, we can quickly deploy the high pressure water jetting with special jet nozzles to clear blocked drains.

Roman Rod’s positive online reviews on several sites bear testament to their reputation for excellent service. Customers have praised the Trading Standards approved Roman Rod team on a personal level for their professional, polite and friendly attitude. They also express their appreciation for them arriving on time and working quickly, efficiently and tidily to clear drains in and around Bath, leaving their worksite clean after resolving issues, even if excavation has been necessary. Roman Rod is regarded as honest, trustworthy and fairly priced.

Roman Rod
Excellent and courteous service for a blocked drain.
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Drain Clearance

5 / 5


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