Restored Arts and Crafts era Radiators

Restored Arts and Crafts era Radiators

Arts and crafts hallway tiled floor with antique cast iron radiator

The restored radiators were plumbed back into their original positions in their lovely Arts and Crafts home which is being fully renovated

 

The gun metal finish is achieved using an “anthracite” paint colour

 

Radiators in the process of restoration acquire scorch marks because we often need to use heat to remove some of the old fittings prior to flushing out insid.

Restored Arts and Crafts era Radiators 1

How to bleed radiators

How to bleed radiators

Hope you are all warm and cozy. This is a nice info-graphic & article on bleeding radiators by u-switch – pleased to see they have used antique radiators in the pictures!

Here’s a link to the full article

Reclaimed cast iron radiator

Handsome and hefty decorative radiators

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!

Heavy and flaky paint cast iron radiators

“Italian” decorative radiators before restoration

Black painted square cast iron radiator

The finished radiators in gloss black

Before & after. Radiator restoration for a large project.

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.

Cast iron radiators on pallets

Old radiators before restoration

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.

Old radiators after refurbishment

Old radiators after refurbishment

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.