Princess and Duchess Style Radiator Refurbishment

Our client was undertaking a complete renovation of an old manor house in a Wiltshire village and wanted to preserve the antique radiators. Here’s the pics of them when we picked them up, and when we delivered them back. The client chose a lovely gunmetal paint finish for them all.

Some old radiators in building site
Princess & duchess style radiators in building site!
Refurbished and finished in a classic gunmetal look

Handsome and hefty decorative radiators

The larger of these decorative radiators weighed in at 173kg! They are likely to have been manufactured circa 1900 so it is fitting we have just delivered them to an Edwardian townhouse in Bath. They should certainly belt the heat out!

Decorative radiators before restoration
The smaller radiator finished in gloss black
The fully restored larger decorative radiator

Before & after. Radiator restoration for a large project.

Twenty two radiators removed from a historic house 200 miles away arrived on pallets in October. The rads, mostly four columns, looked tired and were definitely in need of some TLC.


Thankfully most tested fine i.e. they were watertight both before and after shot-blasting. David repaired a couple of the longer ones. Plenty of coats of off-white paint and they looked really smart.


Here they are all ready for the long journey back to their seaside home.

Reclaimed radiators was pleased to turn this job around in a little over four weeks, a week ahead of schedule.

A Perfect Fit. Long low reclaimed cast iron radiator fitted in Dorset

This one took some sourcing! A client wanted a fairly high BTU output radiator for their house restoration project in Dorset. The catch? Low enough to fit under the cupboards. Old cast iron rads this long and low are quite uncommon. As soon as this little beauty (Ideal, four columns, 18 inch high, neo-classic and a whopping 22 sections long) came up for sale, it had their name on it!

White painted low 4 column radiator in bedroom
Restored Ideal radiator makes a lovely, and practical, feature in a Dorset holiday cottage

Radiator Restoration for Grade 1 Heritage Property The Circus, Bath

Glorious sunny weather today for delivery of a freshly restored vintage radiator to a prestigious house currently undergoing refurbishment in Bath. Tourists were out in force snapping pics of the Reclaimed Radiators Van (!). Did you know the original architect, John Wood the Elder, based the diameter of the Circus in Bath on the 318 foot diameter of Stonehenge?!

Reclaimed radiators delivery van parked in the Circus, Bath
Reclaimed Radiators Delivery to the Circus, Bath
White painted vintage column radiator in front of white shutters
Restored radiator back into it’s rightful place
Van with Reclaimed Radiator Logo parked in front of houses at The Circus, Bath
Reclaimed Radiators day out at the Circus, Bath

Oops, you seem to be leaking!

Careful transport of original radiators is so important – this poor 2 column arrived in a VW Golf (!) and subsequently failed it’s pressure test. In the second photo you can see it taken apart for repair. The third photo shows a fully restored 2 column radiator – good as new!

Oops! Leaking radiator revealed
Taken apart
Fully restored 2 column radiator

A stunning house restoration in Wiltshire

David supplied a large number of reconditioned original cast iron radiators to a private client who is restoring a mansion in Wiltshire. The radiators have been in storage for some time now, and the first phase of the restoration is nearing completion. We were allowed inside for a sneaky look at some of the rooms, which are just breathtakingly beautiful. More pics when we have finished the final stage of this big project.

Reclaimed Radiators in Wiltshire (8)

Show stopping colour!

We painted up this little cast iron radiator in a show-stopping peacock blue finish for the window of The Old Bank Antiques Centre on the London Road in Bath. If you’re ever in the area, The Old Bank Antiques Centre is a treasure trove for people who just love vintage and antiques and well worth a visit.

Peacock blue radiator
Reclaimed Radiators at the Old Bank Antiques Shop, London Road, Bath

Peacock radiator (2) The Old Bank Antiques Shop in Bath