independent plumber

Become an independent plumber


To prepare your installation project for your account, you must first define precisely your field of intervention as well as the organization of your company, then carry out a financial forecast.

Define your area of ​​intervention

Plumbers are among the building professionals . To refine your project, it is necessary to precisely target your sector of activity. These parameters can be used:

the geographical area in which you wish to operate, customers: individuals, businesses, administrations, etc.

the type of intervention: electrical work in the new construction sector and / or in the home renovation sector, repairs, etc.

collaboration: working directly with clients and / or subcontracting work,
the specialty: installation of heat pumps, heating engineer, intervention on new

buildings, intervention on renovations, maintenance missions …
Define the organization of your company

To prepare and refine your project, you have to address all the important topics and provide solutions. Here is a list of recurring questions:

What is the action plan for finding clients? How do you plan to communicate? do you need a website? What is the advertising budget to plan?

The realization of a financial forecast makes it possible to study the financial aspect of your project , in particular from a cash flow and profitability point of view.

As part of this work, it will be necessary to wonder about the turnover that you plan to achieve and all the expenses that you will have to bear to exercise your profession. Also, you will have to budget for the initial investments. Finally, it will be necessary to calculate the taxes and social contributions that you will have to pay.

The forecast allows you to estimate your future income based on the assumptions you have made. In addition, the forecast information can help you choose your legal status and your tax regime.

Qualifications needed to become a self-employed plumber

To become a self-employed plumber, it is necessary to have a professional qualification . Then, a solid experience is preferable before working on your own account. Finally, you must have all the qualities required to work on your own (human and managerial qualities, commercial acumen, management knowledge, etc.).

To become a self-employed plumber, you must have the necessary professional qualifications. Here are the main qualifications that prepare for the profession of plumber :

CAP sanitary installer,

Failing this, the condition of professional qualification may be justified if the entrepreneur can prove that he has at least 3 years of professional experience in the exercise of this profession.

If you want to create a business with a plumbing and heating contractor, you must also have a diploma or professional qualification as a heating engineer .

Then, if you are starting a plumbing business with other partners, at least one of the partners of the company must have the required professional qualification.

Another important point with regard to customers for an independent plumber: to be the bearer of “RGE” quality signs (Recognized Guarantor of the Environment). Thus, private customers who call on your services will be able to benefit from state aid for certain works.

Finally, it is necessary to follow an installation preparation course . This internship is currently compulsory. The PACTE law, which should soon come into force, provides for making the monitoring of this internship optional.

The legal status and tax regime for the plumbing company

The choice of legal status and tax regime are important for any business creator.

The independent plumber who works alone

If you start your activity alone, you have 4 possibilities for the legal status of your company: the sole proprietorship, EIRL, EURL and SASU. This table offers you a simplified comparison between these legal statuses

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