We (Andy and Fiona Triplow) set up the Old Radiator Company business in Kent in 2000 following an extensive hunt in salvage yards for items for the refurbishment of our Victorian house which needed original features added back. We toured around many yards to source suitable original cast iron radiators as salvage yards can only supply the size they have in stock, and disappointingly these were only offered in a gunmetal painted finish. We realised we were not alone in wanting these wonderful original features to fit into modern central heating system but not wanting to compromise on heat output, style or colour and so the Old Radiator Company was born.
Our dream was be to able to advise and offer customers the exact original cast iron radiators their project required. We spent the first few years developing our expertise in refurbishing and vitally taking radiators apart and rebuilding so we could modify the number of sections (and thus the length) of our ever growing stock of radiators (we currently have 4500 radiators ready to be refurbished). We have grown over the years in knowledge and stock making us the largest in Europe (probably the world) for reclaimed radiators and have a showroom in Kent to showcase the different styles and finishes available. In Kent a purpose built blast bay, workshop and paint shop run by a dedicated small team of experts on a 4 acre site which includes a large showroom. We are passionate about our high quality product, which will last another 100 years, and pride ourselves on having many returning customer and recommendations supplying more than 1500 radiators per year in both Old Radiator Company supplied radiators and a growing requirement to refurbish customer supplied radiators.
We work for both Contractors and homeowners and have carried out projects ranging from 120 matching polished radiators to just one radiator. You are welcome to come and visit our showroom or feel free to give us a ring to discuss your requirements or place an order. We have ready to go radiators which can be delivered by our own delivery service within a matter of days or a bespoke radiator to your exact requirements in 3-4 weeks. We also offer lots of other architecturally interesting items including flooring (encaustic, geometric and quarry tiles), original French bateau baths, garden and internal architectural pieces. All of these can be found under the umbrella of Vintage and Architectural and from our sister company The Vintage Floor Tile Company.