Posts Tagged ‘victorian radiators’

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.

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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.

Bespoke Radiators

June 15, 2012

Pendragon Radiators are a UK company based in the heart of the country in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Their aim is to supply bespoke cast iron traditional period Victorian radiators, direct to your door, with a simple one stop solution by buying through their website saving both time and money.

The process couldn’t be simpler, whether looking to replace existing radiators, or starting from scratch, www.pendragonradiators.co.uk is simple to use, being informative about the radiators required to suit your needs.

The website has a simple BTU calculator to enter your room sizes, so you’ll know exactly what size radiator you require to heat the room. It’s then simply a matter of choosing the radiator design in the finish you like, be it painted, polished, highligthed, antiqued or just plain primer finish to paint yourself. You can choose a valve and wall stays to match and Pendragon will do the rest.

The cast iron radiators will be painted or polished and built to your specified bespoke requirements, pressure tested to meet British standards and delivered to your door on a day of your choosing.

Unlike other companies, we don’t have the radiators built in China and shipped over in preset sizes. The radiators are all built here in the UK at the Lincolnshire factory, enabling you to have radiators built to exact sizes required to heat your room. We can even arrange to have them painted in British Standard colours to match existing colour schemes, although a range of traditional popular colours are available off the shelf.

So if you are looking to buy bespoke Victorian cast iron radiators, give Pendragon Radiators a visit to see what they can do for you.

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

Verona traditional cast iron radiators

June 12, 2012

Verona cast iron radiator

Verona cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD005 – LD006

Chelsea Traditional Cast Iron Radiators

June 11, 2012

Chelsea Cast Iron Radiators

Chelsea cast iron radiators are available in bespoke sizes and finishes such as painted, antique, polished, highlighted or primer. Model Number LD063 – LD064