Posts Tagged ‘radiators’

Victorian period cast iron radiators – now at Pendragon Fireplaces

June 23, 2013

Pendragon have now added the full range of radiator products to their fireplace website, enabling customers to shop for all their traditional period Victorian heating appliances under one roof.
With new radiators coming shortly, Pendragon offer an extensive catalogue of traditional Victorian cast iron radiators in assorted designs which would adorn any home from modern minimalist to Victorian Gothic. We have Edwardian Art Nouveau to 1920s Art Deco styles with a huge collection traditional valves to suit including both manual radiator valves and TRV thermostatic radiator valves.
Visit our website at http://www.pendragonfireplaces.co.uk to view now.

Pendragon Radiators – Prices reduced

November 16, 2012

Pendragon have now reduced the prices across the complete range of cast iron radiators at www.pendragonradiators.co.uk. We also now include the VAT in all prices on the website.

We are now adding larger improved images for all of our cast iron radiators showing all colours and clearer detail.

Pendragon Fireplaces on LinkedIn

September 21, 2012

Pendragon Fireplaces have now added an account at LinkedIn, giving even more options to follow our blogs. With new stock arriving in time for the coming winter season, we will shortly be adding more information and updates to our blogs. Our websites at http://www.pendragonfireplaces.co.uk/ and http://www.pendragonradiators.co.uk/ feature all of our available products such as traditional Victorian period cast iron fireplaces, radiators and enamel stove range from Carron.

We now have our Victorian cast iron fireplaces and Carron stoves available to buy online using our new improved Victorian cast iron fireplaces web shop.

Building a cast iron radiator.

June 20, 2012

Builbing a Cast Iron Radiator

A question we are often asked at Pendragon Radiators, is ‘why does it take so long to make a cast iron radiator?’.

The answer quite simply is that all the radiators we supply are assembled from scratch and built to bespoke requirements for each individual customer.

Firstly, once a customer has ordered their radiators, we often have to source the paint colour requested. A selection of popular off the shelf colours are usually readily available, but when a customer wants a colour match, it can take a few days to order the paints in which are specially mixed to the customers specifications. The radiator sections are then mounted on racks and sprayed before being left out to dry naturally. The spraying process is repeated, allowing to dry fully between each application.

The radiators are then sent off to the assembly line to be built to the sizes requested. This is a manual time intensive process which can take a couple of days for large orders, especially when oversized radiators have been requested due to the weight when moving them around.

Testing a Cast Iron Radiator

The next stage is a pressure test to 8 bar. The radiators are pressurized and left to stand for at least 24hrs. Not all radiators pass the pressure test 1st time. The pressure test is well above any operating pressures the radiators will be under once installed which is usually about 1.5 – 2bar. If a radiator fails the pressure test, it is taken apart and rebuilt before being retested. There can be several reasons for failing the pressure test such as the cast iron radiator can split at a join, have a hairline fracture or a faulty washer joint.

Once the radiator has been tested, it simply goes through a final quality control area. The cast iron radiator is checked all over for marks or scratches and is oversprayed a final time before despatch.

As you may now appreciate, building a bespoke traditional Victorian period cast iron radiator is both time and labour intensive.

Pendragon also supply radiator wall brackets, fixings and radiator valves.

Ribbon cast iron radiator

June 12, 2012

Ribbon cast iron radiator

Ribbon cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number JJC014 – JJC015

Victorian cast iron column radiators

June 12, 2012

Victorian cast iron radiator

Victorian cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD060 – LD061

Princess cast iron radiator

June 12, 2012

Princess cast iron radiator

Princess cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD070 – LD071

Daisy Victorian cast iron radiators

June 12, 2012

Daisy cast iron radiator

Daisy cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD024 – LD025

Orleans traditional period cast iron radiators

June 12, 2012

Orleans cast iron radiator

Orleans cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD034 – LD035

Rococo traditional period cast iron radiators

June 12, 2012

Rococo cast iron radiator

Rococo cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD074 – LD075