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Assuming you have downloaded and installed Uniform Invoice Software:

  1. Download Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template. Double-click the downloaded file to extract all files.
  2. Open the template "plumbinginvoicetemplate.xlsx" or "plumbinginvoicetemplate-uis.xlsx" with Microsoft Excel.
  3. Click "Design Mode" on the "Invoice" Excel ribbon tab to put it into design mode.
  4. Enter your business information and replace the default logo image to make it your own. (How?)
  5. Click "Design Mode" again to exit design mode.
  6. Create invoice (tutorial movie)!

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The printed version.

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template (c2008)

This is how the template looks like when you open the freeware template in Microsoft Excel.

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template - freeware edition

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template - freeware edition

The following template was designed for Uniform Invoice Software version 3.

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template - Uniform Invoice Software V3 edition

Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template - Uniform Invoice Software V3 edition

Download Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template (c2008)

License: Private Use (not for distribution or resale). See our Terms of Use.

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Download this if you have already installed UIS, but are looking for additional customized templates.

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Download this if you want this design to be set as the default template by the installer program.

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This sample plumbing contractor bill template in Excel format features business owner information, client information, site address, job address and date completed. The two columns on the invoice body are "Code" and "Description of Material/Work".

This plumbing contractor billing form does not use the Quantity and Line Total fields as found in general Excel invoicing samples available here on All these two columns are moved out of the printable invoice form.

Since our invoicing templates are in Microsoft Excel format, you can easily exclude a field from printing by moving it out of the print area. To move a field, you first need to unprotect the Invoice worksheet.

The protection of the "Invoice" worksheet in Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template prevents accidental modifications to layouts and formulas. If you have Uniform Invoice Software installed, it could even display a warning message when you close a template without protecting the worksheet. However for the purpose of this sample, we should firstly unprotect the worksheet in Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template.

Moving a cell or a group of cells is easy in Excel. First, you click to select the cell or drag your mouse to select all the cells you want to move. And then, drag the border of the selected area to move it to the new location where you want to place the cell or cells. The moving content will overwrite the content in the target location, so make sure the target range is empty (not used) in Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template before doing the movement. And, if the target location contains merged cells, sometimes the movement fails. So it is also helpful to make sure the target location does not contain merged cell. If the target location Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template is overlapping the original range and the original range contains merged cells, the movement could also fail because you cannot change part of merged cell - if this happens, you need to first move the cells to a temporal location in Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template that are empty (i.e. not used), unmerge cells, and then move the cells from the temporal location to the desired location. If you need to unmerge a cell, first select it and then click the "Merge and Center" command on the Format toolbar in Excel 2003; or click the "Merge and Center" command on the Home ribbon tab in Excel 2007, 2010 and Excel 2013.

The template has a default logo image on the top of the invoicing form. This is a placeholder of your own logo image. To replace or customize it, you should firstly switch the Invoice worksheet to design mode.

In design mode, Microsoft Excel allows you to move, add, or delete controls or images inside Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template. Note that if you have our invoicing program installed, and you are running Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013, it already provides a Design Mode button on the ribbon tab, so that you don't have to switch to design mode manually. Our invoicing software is able to turn a simple spreadsheet into a powerful invoicing system, with the ability to manage customers, products, bills and payments, it also includes various tools that could help you configure the layout of your form, such as the number of taxes and tax names and rates. If you don't have our invoicing program installed, here are how you can switch to design mode manually.

  • In Excel 2003 click the Design Mode button on the Control Toolbox toolbar. Tip: If the Control Toolbox toolbar is invisible, click Excel menu View > Toolbars > Control Toolbox.
  • In Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013, click the Design Mode button in the Controls group of the Developer tab.

    TIP: If the Developer tab is not available in Excel 2007, do the following to display it: a) Click Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options; b) In the Popular category, under Top options for working with Excel, select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box, and then click OK.

    Or in Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 to display the Developer tab: a) Click File > Options > Customize Ribbon; b) In the area on the right, ensure that the box next to Developer is checked; c) When you click OK, the Developer tab will appear in the ribbon.

Once you have finished your design work for Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template, click the Design Mode button again to exit design mode.

Whether you're doing some plumbing work on the side or you own your own plumbing business, you'll need to be able to fill out basic business forms. One of the most important forms in any business is the ability to fill out an invoice correctly. This free blank Excel plumbing billing template and plumbing receipt template helps you create professional invoices in an easy and quick way. Both the freeware edition and the Uniform Invoice Software are available for free from the download page. Once you filled in the Excel invoice form, you can either print it, or provide an electrical copy via email. Excel provides tools for you to convert your invoices to PDF or other formats.

If you use the Uniform Invoice Software version of this Plumbing Contractor Billing Template, the "Code" columns allows you to fill in material and service descriptions without typing in manually each time. You can either pick it up from a pop-up box or type in the corresponding code.

Unlike the default template shipped with Uniform Invoice Software, this service billing format designed for VAT taxes. The computable fields available on the bottom part of the invoice form include: Materials (the cost for materials and parts), Labor, Subtotal (Materials + Labor), VAT @ 17.5% (subtotal * 17.5%), Total including VAT, "-18% tax on labour", Total, Paid, Total Due. As you can see we've used a number of custom fields here and used Excel formulas to create and define the relationship of these fields.

Although it is easy to create the layout and format of Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template with Microsoft Word or other Microsoft Office programs, or even with some PDF programs like Adobe Acrobat, the support for Excel formulas makes doing automated calculations easy to implement and modify. For example, Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template uses Excel formulas extensively to do calculations whenever possible and necessary, such as the taxes, totals. If you use the Uniform Invoice Software version of Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template, Excel formulas are also used to create the relationship between several fields, such as one field should be the sum of two other fields.

This billing template was designed with UK (United Kingdom) business in mind so that the costs and prices cells are formatted using UK currency symbol. If you like this invoice layout but need to use a different currency symbol, you can easily change it.

To change the currency symbol of Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template, first make sure you've unprotected Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template spreadsheet. Select the cells (fields) for which you want to modify the currency symbol, by dragging your mouse to select multiple cells on Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template, you push CTRL key on keyboard and click each cell on Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template one by one, and then right-click one of the selected cell and choose Format Cells. From the Number tab, you can choose either "Currency" or "Accounting" from the Category list. Note that currency formats are used for general monetary values, you should use accounting formats to align decimal points in a column.

While the free version of Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template is simple, the result created by using this template is as beautiful and professional as many commercial invoicing software program, or even better. It is an ideal tool for small businesses and freelances who offer services and don't need a shipping section on their invoicing form. It is a good service bill creator, but if you need more features, like management of customers, products / service items, invoices and payments, just install Uniform Invoice Software to make all the buttons on Plumbing Contractor Invoice Template work for you.

Note that custom fields is a powerful feature introduced by previous version of Uniform Invoice Software (UIS), i.e. Excel Invoice Manager. The support for custom fields in Excel Invoice Manager requires a database definition file ("FDINFO10.rst") to be present in the folder where the database file was installed. With UIS, using custom fields is much simpler than in Excel Invoice Manager, and the database definition file is no longer required.

Like other form designs here on, Plumbing Contractor Receipt Form is free (offered to you at a price of 0.00USD). It works on Windows XP and all newer versions of Windows, and Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016.

Format and Specification

NamePlumbing Contractor Invoice Template
CategoryService Invoice Template
Release DateTuesday, May 13, 2014
Format (XLS or XLSX).xlsx
Excel Version Excel 2003 / Excel 2007 / Excel 2010 / Excel 2013 / Excel 2016
Feature Gallery
Line Height (Points)19.50
Print Area$F$2:$N$44
Printable with Papaer Size / OrientationA4 (210 mm x 297 mm) - Portrait
Default Margins (Points)

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