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  • Using Antique Bath and Basin Taps
    November 18, 2015 Paul Nash

    Using Antique Bath and Basin Taps

    One of the most common questions we get asked is will antique taps fit my plumbing? The easy answer is yes. The vast majority of modern taps (except mono block mixers) are still 1/2'' BSP for basin and sinks and...

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  • Fitting an Antique Front Door Bell Pull and Bell
    August 9, 2015 Paul Nash

    Fitting an Antique Front Door Bell Pull and Bell

    We've just updated this article with a video 'How To' guide. We get asked allot about fitting or restoring original pulls or bells, the principle is very much the same as fitting reproduction ones as below. As with the reproduction...

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  • Fitting a Mechanical Front Door Bell Pull
    August 8, 2015 Paul Nash

    Fitting a Mechanical Front Door Bell Pull

    We've just updated this article with a video 'How To' guide. We get asked a lot about fitting both antique and reproduction front door bell pulls and how you deal with corners and actually connecting the pull to the bell. The principal...

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  • Letterbox and Tidy Fitting
    April 25, 2015 Paul Nash

    Letterbox and Tidy Fitting

    We get asked allot about fitting letter plates especially how to find and fit an internal tidy. Two of the styles of letter plate we stock (Classic and traditional, with or without clapper) do have a matching easy to fit...

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  • What do I need rim lock or mortice latch
    June 24, 2014 Paul Nash

    What do I need rim lock or mortice latch?

     One of the most common questions we get asked by customers is ‘Do I need a rim lock or mortice latch to go with the handles’? Luckily it’s probably simpler than you might think. A rim lock or latch sits...

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  • A little bit of Chicago in Bristol
    September 1, 2013 Dave Kydd

    A little bit of Chicago in Bristol (Update 2020)

       I know it’s not architectural reclamation or antiques but quite interesting never the less. I stumbled upon this great Green tiled facade in the Old Market area of Bristol a few Months ago. After driving and walking past it...

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  • Visiting & Buying From An Antique Fair
    August 27, 2013 Paul Nash

    Visiting & Buying From An Antique Fair

    For our first blog post we thought we'd write about buying from one of the UK's many Antique & Collectibles fairs. It can be quite daunting if its your first time and we are all about encouraging new people in...

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