We offer our range of products in the following finishes. All products are made of solid brass or solid brass and copper. As an alloy they will not rust or rot in any period of time. However polished natural lights will patina and mellow in colour, we feel this improves the look of our products. However, lights will require regular polishing if un-lacquered in order to retain a polished new shine if required. We , however can make fittings look far older than they really, are using Distressed and Old Antique finishes. Please specify your required finish when ordering.


TRADITIONAL FINISHES


Distressed Finish order code suffix: (AB)



The item is degreased and soaked in a chemical that physically ages the metal. It is then polished back to partly reveal the metal beneath. This finish will mellow with age, only partial cleaning is required to keep its appearance. 

Please note: The item will arrive with a shiny finish as it has been newly polished back,  the product will mellow in short period.

Recommended for interior and exterior use.


Old Antique order code suffix: (ANT)



The item is degreased and soaked in a chemical that physically ages the metal. The finish is a greyish bronze and requires no cleaning or maintenance to keep its appearance. The fitting will look as if it has tarnished for years. 

Please note: The item will arrive with a shiny finish as it has been newly polished back,  the product will mellow in short period.

Recommended for interior and exterior use.

Polished Lacquered Finish order code suffix: (PB)



The item is polished and lacquered to retain the bright and glossy appearance. Requires the occasional clean with a damp cloth. 

Recommended for internal and External use. Not recommended for external use in Coastal Areas due to salt degradation of lacquer.

Polished Un-lacquered Brass order code suffix: PBUL



The item is polished only and will gradually tarnish and mellow in colour. Requires cleaning with brass polish to retain a bright finish. 

Please note: The item will arrive with a shiny finish as it has been newly polished back,  the product will mellow in short period.

Recommended for interior and exterior use.

PLATED FINISHES


Nickel order code Prefix: N



The Item is de-greased and soak cleaned, followed by an electric clean bath to remove any further impurities that may cause de-lamination.

The item is then dipped whilst electrically charged in a tank containing Nickel Sulphate. Nickel Chloride and Sulphuric Acid. The items will be plated with a minimum of 10 microns of Nickel (more than twice the minimum requirement for BSEN-12540). The item is then polished ready for use.

Note: Nickel items are supplied un-lacquered which will dull over time. The items can be easily re-polished to an original state using metal polish. However if you require fittings lacquered (only recomended for interior use). Please specify lacquered finish when ordering.

Copper Plated order code Prefix: C



The Item is de-greased and soak cleaned, followed by an electric clean bath to remove any further impurities that may cause de-lamination.

The item is then dipped whilst electrically charged in a tank containing Copper Sulphate. Copper Chloride and Sulphuric Acid. The items will be plated with a minimum of 10 microns of Copper (more than twice the minimum requirement for BSEN-12540). The item is then polished ready for use.

Note: Copper Plated items are supplied un-lacquered which will dull over time. The items can be easily re-polished to an original state using metal polish. However if you require fittings lacquered (only recomended for interior use). Please specify lacquered finish when ordering.