Help Save Our Zoo!

Our zoo needs our help, and being aย local business based in Layer De La Haye, we have all enjoyed countless trips to our fantastic Colchester Zoo over the years.

So with immediate effect Allen & Clarke will be making a donation pot from work completed up until the 23rd of December 2020.


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Monthly Prize Draw!

We have an amazing ยฃ50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers up for grabs every month.


Visit our offers page to find out more...

10 Year Guarantee

We are GOLD accredited Worcester Bosch Installers. We can offer up to 10 year guarantees on selected Bosch boilers.

Get in touch now if you'd like to discuss your new boiler...

Emergency Repair Needed?

We are able to repair anything to do with plumbing, heating and oil, from a leaky pipe, boiler failure or gas leak. We can offer rapid response to emergency call outs...

Central Heating

If you need help with your existing boiler or central heating system or would like advice and information if you are considering upgrading, visit our services page to find out more about what we can offer.


We know that sometimes the cost of a new boiler or having your bathroom replaced can be a big expense that can be hard to plan for. We are pleased to now be able to offer finance options that will help to spread and manage the cost.

Our Services

We are a family run business providing plumbing and heating services in Colchester and surrounding areas.

Click below to read about the services we can offer you.

about us

We are an experienced local business run by 2 families and based in Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex.

We specialise in all aspects of plumbing and heating with over 20 years experience.

We provide quality workmanship at competitive prices and guarantee all our clients receive a high standard of service, whether itโ€™s replacing a set of taps to the complete installation of a new heating system.

meet the team

Clive Allen

Clive Allen

Owner and Director of Allen & Clarke Plumbing & Heating ltd

Clive has over 25 years experience being a qualified gas, oil engineer and plumber.

Previously worked alongside his father and then his own business Clive has now expanded his own company to create Allen & Clarke Plumbing & Heating LTD.

His passion for plumbing and providing outstanding customer service shines through from the moment you shake his hand.

He is a proud father of two children, enjoys time with family, fishing and the odd off-road motorcycle trips with friends.

Dan Clarke

Dan Clarke

Owner and Director of Allen & Clarke Plumbing & Heating ltd

Dan served a full British Gas Apprenticeship and has worked as a technical heating engineer for 8+ years. He then progressed to run his own successful plumbing and heating company with his partner Laura.

He ensures that the highest level of workmanship and customer satisfaction is achieved with his own standards, in doing so he ensures that he’s leading by example and that our engineers have a true role model to look up to.

Dan is a father to a young son keeping him active! He enjoys time with the family, as well as off road biking and the occasional ski trip with friends.

Amy Allen

Amy Allen

Director and Office Administrator

Amy works alongside Laura, with over 10 years working with Clive she handles the everyday running of our busy office, she is the wife of Clive and mother to their two young children.

When not working you will find Amy spending time with family and friends, swimming, running and walking their newest addition to their family- their cockapoo puppy.

Laura Evans

Laura Evans

Director and Office Administrator

Alongside Amy, Laura works in the office and will be taking phone calls, answering emails, booking in jobs and helping with the busy day to day running of our business.

She has worked with Dan for the past 3 years and has over 10 years previous office experience.

Laura is a busy mum, partner to Dan who enjoys family time together and socialising with friends.

Daniel Goodman

Daniel Goodman

Fully Qualified Gas, Oil & LPG Engineer

Daniel started his career in May 2014 as an apprentice working alongside Dan experiencing all aspects of plumbing and heating. Dan is now a fully qualified gas engineer working with us.

As well as working alongside Clive and Dan, a healthy portion of Daniel’s work is to provide our customers with their annual boiler services and landlord gas safety inspections.

When Daniel isnโ€™t working he enjoys playing football, socialising with friends and family.

Marc Cranfield

Marc Cranfield

Fully Qualified Plumbing and Gas Engineer

Marc has over 18 years experience in all aspects of plumbing and heating. He specialises in full bathroom refurbishments and boiler installations working alongside the A&C team.

Marc will also be carrying out boiler servicing and general plumbing work.

Whilst off work Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as enjoying the occasional super bike track day!