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)

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A Duchess with a funky metallic paint finish. To get the look mix silver and black hammerite paint. Here’s one we prepared earlier! A slim duchess radiator which went to Noss Mayo in Plymouth. It certainly gets our vote.

Unusual 18″ high Princess radiator

Pictured here is a really rare 18″ high ‘Princess’ radiator, you just don’t see many around in these dimensions, so it was a lucky find.

Pictured in black primer and supplied to a private customer in Clifton Wood, Bristol

Black 4 column radiator with original valves

Looking for reconditioned cast iron radiators with original valves for your period home? We’d love to help.

Pictured here: a 24″ 4 column original cast iron radiator in black primer supplied to a client in Minchinhampton near Stroud.  David also restored these original 1/2 inch valves.

 

Reclaimed Radiators, London

We’ve just delivered a collection of traditional cast iron radiators to a private client who owns an apartment in Aberdeen Place, London. Our client already had some antique radiators, which were in need of refurbishment. We reconditioned her radiators and supplied in time for Christmas! As she was completely renovating her period property, we also supplied a number of additional cast iron radiators to match the existing system. More pics to follow when the project is complete.

If you are looking for original cast iron radiators in London, although we are based in the South West we are happy to supply  – so please take a look at our website and pick up the phone for a no-obligation quote. Our prices are highly competitive and we are happy to supply references should you need them.

 

 

Reclaimed Radiators at Blakes Interiors

Blakes Interiors at 8 Bridge Street, Bath is one of the City’s coolest new shops. RIP Habitat… this eclectic, stylish and hip interiors store is a treasure trove of desirable things that will make you want to rush home and de-clutter so you can redesign your living space in the style of Patrick Crawshaw.

Patrick ordered some retro radiators from us for his shop, which we were able to turn around in super-fast time. They are finished in  his own choice of eggshell black, and look just the job alongside the furniture for sale on the first floor. If you haven’t paid Blakes Interiors a visit, make a note to go there next time you’re in Bath.

Thanks to the teachers strike I had the pleasure of the kids company on my trip into town – and they made very eager ‘models’ for my photoshoot. The photos might have been a little better if I hadn’t been QUITE so nervous they were going to trash everything in sight….. I am happy to report that Patrick’s lovely shop survived the ordeal and his rads look FAB!

 

 

 

Twelve radiators of Christmas….

Any excuse for a cheesy blog headline!

We have just supplied 12 beautiful 4 column cast iron radiators to a couple who are renovating a period property on the outskirts of Bath. They have yet to be installed (yes the poor family are FREEZING) while the rest of the project is completed. So the pics just show a sea of original cast iron radiators at the moment, more pics to follow when we have them.

 

Antique radiator valve restoration

We restore traditional radiator valves and were commissioned by a customer who was struggling to source someone with the necessary expertise. David has reconditioned many antique radiator valves and was really pleased with the results achieved here. Old radiator valves are really tricky to find, good modern valves can be expensive, so if you have some then consider yourself lucky and get them restored!

Recondition antique radiator valves

First he removed the wooden wheelheads and descaled the valves. He then removed all the old fragments of paint. The valves were taken apart, repacked inside with fibre washers, then the brass rubbed down and polished.
David then carefully put the valves put back together and pressure tested each one to 4 bar. They were given a final wipe down before they were returned to the customer.
If you are looking for an antique radiator valve restoration service please get in touch because we would love to help. Take a look at the Reclaimed Radiator website or give David Lucas a call.

Antique radiator valves prior to restoration
The same valves - fully restored

Reclaimed Radiators for Old Rectory Bathrooms

We recently supplied some traditional cast iron radiators to Chris Eke of Pulteney Street Plumbers for a client of theirs who owns a large Georgian Rectory in a pretty village near Bath. 

There were no radiators in the two bathrooms when first measured up, they had been stripped clear. Pultney Street plumbers created two new bathrooms in the ‘wet room’ style with tiled floors and no shower screen. Their client wanted radiators that would fit under the window to maximise space and bring an element of classic style to the rooms.

If you are looking for old-style reclaimed radiators for bathrooms or wetrooms – we would love to help.

Take a look at the website and give us a call.