It became apparent there was too much water for the plumber to pump away, so the fire brigade was called in.
On Saturday, just before the water went off, our plumber Geoff came round and disconnected it and fixed the pipes.
You can buy it in a kit, but you will need a plumber to help you connect the system to the boiler.
A plumber will do this by applying force to a copper pipe in a pipe bender.
You are unlikely to be able to fit your sink yourself, as a plumber needs to connect the pipework.
He told me that the plumber will need to turn off the water for about an hour to fix it.
So the plumber has gone to the hardware store for supplies and will be returning soon.
When the plumber fitted the new central heating/water system he fitted a manual shower mixer tap for us.
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created for local joiners, plumbers , painters and electricians.
The pipe is completely intact and judged by both plumbers to be in excellent condition for its age.