We offer a restoration service, where we can refurbish your own reclaimed Cast Iron Radiators. We can collect radiators from your home and completely transform them within 2-3 weeks.
Restoring a character radiator requires attention to detail; all our reclaimed radiators go through the same process to make sure the final product is one you are more than happy with.
Each cast iron radiator, in order to restore it to its former glory, will have its original valves and bushes removed.
The radiator is then fully immersed into our chemical dipping tank for a period of time in order to remove all the existing paint and carbon residue from the inside of the Radiator. We use this method as a safer alternative to sand blasting, which can cause damage to cast iron radiators. Once stripped, the radiator is removed from the tank and flushed.
The cast iron radiator is now ready to be re-bushed, this is done with new bushes in order to make the radiator compatible with modern pipework.
After this point the radiator is now ready to be pressure tested, the radiator is tested at 6 bar pressure to make sure there are no leaks or weaknesses. Sadly not all radiators pass, if they fail the pressure test they are only suitable for scrap.
Once the refurbished radiator passes the pressure test the radiator is then ready to have a chosen finish applied. If the radiator is to be painted, a high quality anti-corrosive primer is first applied, followed by chosen colour.
We also offer a cast iron radiator restoration service for your own reclaimed radiators. Please contact the office for more details. Price varies depending on size and type of radiator and choice of paint.
*Please note: We cannot fix leaking, cracked or damaged radiators. Prices for our restoration service include a painted finish in any colour of your choice. All our restored radiators come with a full 10 year guarantee. Price varies depending on the style of radiator, each job is priced individually.
Rough price guide is as follow: