We’ve been lucky enough to display an example of one of our original cast iron radiators in Hurst and Jackson along the London Road in Bath. Our thanks to Owen Hirst and Simon Jackson for allowing us to use a little space in their beautiful shop. If you’ve never been, it’s well worth a visit. This bustling corner of Bath is packed with interesting Interiors and Antiques shops, a must-see for anyone renovating a period property and looking for pieces to fill it, or just a little touch of design inspiration!
Owen and Simon are specialist restorers of antique furniture and artefacts and very clever at buying stock. Their shop is full of romantic and hugely desirable pieces you’d kill to have in your home and there is always something eyecatching in the window to draw you inside. We’ve painted our gorgeous little two column cast iron radiator a highly unusual ‘hot pink’ – partly so that nobody will mistake it for part of the Hirst and Jackson central heating system!
We delivered two beautifully restored cast iron radiators to Leigh Court a week ago. Sam Shinner, Estate and Operations manager at Leigh Court took us both on a tour of this magnificent Georgian building. The house was used as a hospital at some point in it’s recent history, the legacy of which are some cost-saving alterations – the most obvious perhaps being the installation of 1970’s style radiator panels which look incongruous amongst the many period features that have been paintstakingly maintained. Because it is now used as an events location, the rooms are largely open plan with little or no furniture on display, all of which means the radiators are on full view and because they are by necessity so large, they need to look as good as they can.
The picture of Alice below illustrates the size of the original cast iron radiators at Leigh Court. Antique cast iron radiators this size are like hen’s teeth these days, and David worked really hard to match them. If you’re looking for large cast iron radiators for your restoration project, please visit our website or drop us an email, because we’d love to help.
Our sincere thanks to Leigh Court for allowing us to use these pictures.
We’ve just been commissioned to supply some orginal cast iron radiators for prestigious venue Leigh Court just outside Bristol. Leigh Court is a Grade II* listed mansion house built in 1814 from Bath stone. Externally, it follows the graceful Palladian architectural style, while inside the bold Greek Revival style is complemented by striking 19th century decor.
It has become one of Bristol’s premier venues for corporate and private events and weddings. Leigh Court also offers serviced office space to local businesses.
This is a really exciting project for us, and we’ve succeeded in sourcing some highly unusual sizes to match the existing cast iron radiators in the Great Hall pictured below.
For more information on Leigh Court please go to www.leighcourt.co.uk and or call 01275 373 393 to speak to a member of their events team.
We’ve been commissioned to supply cast iron radiators for the Methuen Arms in Corsham – this pub is being fully refurbished as we write, and promises to follow in the footsteps of the extremely successful Pear Tree Inn at Whitley, Wiltshire which was the previous project of the new owners. More pics to follow when the pub is up and running – but we’re really excited to have played a small part in the restoration of this beautiful Georgian building.
As well as stocking a huge range of antique cast iron radiators, we can also refurbish your existing radiators. If you have a stash of old radiators in your garage covered in peeling paint and rust, and you’re just not sure where to start….give us a call because we can provide a full restoration service at a surprisingly affordable price.
We’ll thoroughly pressure test your old radiators, flush them, carefully blast them to rid them of old paint and rust using soft copper slag before priming and repainting them in the colour of your choice. Our contact details are listed on our website. We’re based just outside of Bath and are happy to arrange collection and delivery for which there is a small additional charge.
At the moment David and I are working hard to get the Reclaimed Radiators website up and running – so watch this space! In the meantime we have absolutely stacks of radiators in stock so if you’re feeling this chill this autumn and looking for original cast iron radiators for your period home, give us a call or drop us an email because we would love to help.