5. October 2011 14:14

Cast and Wrought Iron Gates and Railings

UKAA buy and sell antique reclaimed and salvaged gates and railings made of wrought and/or cast iron.

Occasionally we discover good gates in Oak or Pine but this is not common.

To compliment our salvaged items we also stock the Heritage range of cast iron gates and railings.

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These products are cast using the traditional methods as used in the Victorian times.

The Heritage range are exact copies using the original patterns.

This allow us to give you the stock required to do a large range of projects, all the items are primered, ready for you to finish in your choice of top coat.

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 20. September 2011 13:56

Electric Radiators

You can have an Electric Radiator that looks like this

In fact you can have any size or style of cast iron radiator - we can then supply you with an electric element that is suitably sized

You then have a free standing electric radiator - but with great style

The elements are available in a range of colours and outputs

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 7. September 2011 10:17

2 New valves added to our range

We have two new valves to add to our range. Both are made by Carron. They are - as with all of our valves  - suitable for use with any of our Cast Iron Radiators.

Carron Antique Brass Throttle Valve

Carron Satin Nickel Daisy Wheel Valve

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 15. August 2011 16:49

Comparing Thermostatic and Manual Valves

There are two types of radiator valve available to buy: - Thermostatic and Manual.
Both Thermostatic and manual valves are sold in pairs - you will receive a valve and a lockshield.
The Control Valve is the larger of the two items and the lockshield is the smaller item.
By convention looking from within the room at your radiator:
The control valve (which is adjustable by the home owner) is fitted on the right hand side (inlet)
The lock shield (which is set up by the plumber who installs the radiator and is then left in this position) is fitted on the left hand side (outlet)

Thermostatic Radiator Valves

These valves give the optimum of control; they are designed to turn off the radiator once the room temperature has been met.
The wheel handle can be turned which adjusts the room temperature setting.

Manual Radiator Valves

These valves give the more traditional look to your radiators.
These valves allow you to adjust the radiator temperature by easily turning the valve.

The following notes are to be read before fitting your valves

When screwing the valve tail into the bush - turn it finger tight then using a spanner turn it till there is only moderate resistance.

Using a 4” (100mm) spanner it is difficult to over tighten.

It is easy to over tighten and crack the bush with an 8” spanner.

A thread sealant must be applied to the valve tail threads to get a water tight seal.

Sealants are available from your plumbers, PTFE tape is an acceptable alternative.
It should not normally be necessary to unscrew the bushes, but if for any reason you do, retighten them gently, enough only to create a good seal.
18” Stilsons should not be used!
The torque from an 8” adjustable spanner is more than enough to create a good seal.

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 12. August 2011 16:52

Antiqued Finish Radiators

The antiqued finish is suitable for any light coloured paints. The polish that we apply to give that antique look goes into all the nooks and crannies. It does not rub off on to your hands.

This image is of a Chelsea radiator finished in Antiqued Hammered Gold

This image is of a Daisy radiator finished in Antiqued French Grey

A close up of the Antiqued French Grey

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 3. August 2011 15:44

Sleeve Kits

We have a range of 6 different colours/finishes of sleeve kits.

The sleeve kit is designed to fit over the inlet and outlet pipes, the inlet and outlet pipes are normally 15mm copper, 10mm copper of nowdays 15mm plastic, the sleeve kit slides over these pipes to make a clean and tidy job.

Antique Brass

Antique Copper

Black Nickel



Satin Nickel

The Chrome sleeve kit and a chrome Crocus valve

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 29. July 2011 09:41

All of our prices shown include Vat

All of our prices shown include Vat


Our policy is to show the full price on our websites - nothing hidden

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 30. June 2011 16:47

Antiqued Finish

A popular radiator finish is the Antiqued Finish. What we do is to paint your radiator in the normal way, we then, by hand, apply a dark polish finish to all of the paintwork. We buff the radiator with a cloth, this leaves the polish in all of the nooks and crannies to create that unique hand finished look.

This is suitable for any light colours, as it is a dark polish that we apply. (just state your chosen colour when ordering)

Below you can see the antiqued finish applied to a French Grey painted radiator.

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 15. March 2011 18:23

Delta 60 Conversion Factors

Most modern systems run at Delta 60

ie the temperature into the radiator is 80 and the desired room temperature is 20

80 minus 20 = 60  that is why we quote at Delta 60

A recent customer had a situation where is temperature into the radiator was 75 and he wanted his room to be 20

so he needed Delta 55 figures

as shown below - he needed to up his radiators by a factor of 1.11

ie if the requirement would of been for 10 sections of radiator in a normal situation then he needed to go upto 11 sections of radiator - this would ensure he ended up with the room temperature of 20

If you need any more help on this matter then please call Viv, Dan or Becky

•Delta T = 55°: x 1.11

•Delta T = 50°: x 1.28

•Delta T = 45°: x 1.43

•Delta T = 40°: x 1.67

•Delta T = 35°: x 1.95

•Delta T = 30°: x 2.36

•Delta T = 25°: x 2.96

•Delta T = 20°: x 3.91

•Delta T = 15°: x 5.6

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 13. March 2011 12:52

The price you see is the price that you pay!!

The price you see is the price you pay

To save any suprises at the checkout all the prices on our website are the price that you actually pay

All items will be invoiced with a Vat receipt

All items are sold by Uk Architectural Antiques Ltd

Vat registration number - 851 9101 38

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