How To Refurbish An Aga Cooker

How To Restore and Aga Stove in 2018

Do you have an old Aga that is in need of restoration? Perhaps you are in the property clearing industry, or have come across a forgotten Aga in a relatives abode that’s not been able to finction for decades?

Here at Heritage Fireplaces we pickup, restore and redeliver Aga Ranges UK Nationwide and have outstanding experience in our field.

How to restore an aga stove range cooker before and after
Aga Stove Restoration – Before and After photos

Timeline of events to restore an Aga Cooker Range

  • Contact us and send as many photos as you can with background information – has it been working recently? Has it been stored in a garage? Is it a barn find you have purchased?
  • Once the Aga has been transported to our workshop then we can begin. The Aga will be expertly stripped and cleaned in preparation for a highly thorough examination of its condition and repair potential. We document the steps required to restore the Aga to pristine condition and communicate with you of our findings and also to confirm the repair cost.
  • All cast iron parts are cleaned and treated against corrosion, with worn and broken parts being replaced.
  • Should there be any chrome parts we will replace with new shiny parts.
    We will replace all door linings, seals, and side panels of the range.
  • Our team of retoration experts then examine all enamel surfaces to double checked for issues then the vitreous enamelling can be applied in the colour of your choice.
  • Once the chrome parts, door linings and side panels are in place and the enamel surface coating has dried, we then carefully rebuild ensuring that all of the Aga surfaces are prepared and new seals applied.
  • In the workshop enamel parts are reconstructed up with the doors being refitted to the front plate, the Aga door linings are replaced and the lids reconstructed.
  • A telephone call to the client will be made for approval, and either collection or redelivery.

Aga Cooker and Fireplace Restoration Services UK Nationwide

Read more about our Fireplace Restoration Methods with photos or read the Restoration FAQ’s. Need more information or have questions? Send a message via our Contact Form or call our highly experienced team for free advice on 0116 251 9592

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Pablo Picasso’s Restored French Villa Sells Twice

Restoration Took 2 Years

Mas de Notre Dame de Vie in Mougins, on the Côte d’Azur was bought by the Spanish artist in 1961, and he lived and worked there until his death in 1973, aged 91.

The 15-bedroom property was left empty after the death of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline Roque, in 1986, but went up for auction on October 12th 2017 following a two-year refurbishment project, with bids starting at 20.2 million euros (£18.7million). Source

Restored Original Fireplace

One of its living rooms leads out to a terrace with a fireplace, adjacent to the kitted-out kitchen with a utility, prepping kitchen, two cold storage areas, and a wine cellar with space for 5,000 bottles.

Pablo Picasso Antique Fireplace Restoration 2017Originally, the estate had 24 rooms, but the legendary artist extended several areas of the house to turn it into his dream home, including building a large studio with a terrace in the main building. 

Property Sells At Auction – Twice – To The Same Man

There was only one bidder in the courtroom in the southern French town of Grasse and his name is Rayo Withanage.
Mr. Withanage had bought the house just four months before in June 2017, when it sold at a previous auction for just over €20 million, bidding up from €18.3 million.
After that sale, though, he failed to arrange financing and lost the house to the bank. Source
With a starting price of €20.2 million, and nobody else competing it was picked up on October 12th 2017, by Mr. Withanage again.

Bank lawyer Maxime Van Rolleghem told AFP that the selling price was a disappointing bargain because “it is worth at least €30 million.”

The long saga of the 15-bedroom property and three-hectare estate started long before the Spanish painter bought it, when for decades it belonged to the Anglo-Irish Guinness brewing family.

Illustrious celebrities were frequent visitors, among them Winston Churchill, who liked to paint on the grounds of the sprawling villa.

Sophisticated Renovations

The property dates from the 18th century and has extensive views on the massif of Estérel and the Bay of Cannes It’s composed of various dwellings and during the most recent remodeling was enlarged with a number of sophisticated additions.

These included a renovated fireplace, new glass windows, a pool house, swimming pool, elevator, air conditioning, spa, garages, house for caretakers and various other annexes.

The only original space from the Picasso period is the studio in the main house that the legendary artist had created by opening several spaces and which still bears traces of paint but none of his works.

Pablo Picasso At His French Villa

Fireplace Restoration FAQ’s

Antique Fireplace Restoration UK

What’s involved in repairing my antique fireplace?

This blog post provides answers to the most popular questions our customers ask. You can view ‘Before, During and After’ antique fireplace restoration photos on our website. Our friendly and experienced team are happy to answer all of your queries over the telephone on 0116 251 9592.

·  First of all, take several photographs and email us direct on info@britainsheritage.co.uk

·  Remember to provide as much information about the fireplace, dimensions, history (if known). Is the restoration request simply down to age or was there accidental damage, for example?

·  Depending on the size of the job we will provide a telephone, email, hard copy quotation or proforma invoice.

·  Our courier will call the customer on the phone in advance of picking up the fireplace to arrange a suitable date.

·  What’s the courier cost? Is this pick up and delivery? Prices are from £70 each way.

·  Which areas of the UK does the courier not go to – Excludes: Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland. We can arrange collection and delivery services in these areas sourcing different couriers however transport costs are from £120. We also deliver around the world, pricing for this is usually done on request.

·  Does the customer get a turnaround estimation? What’s a regular restoration lead time? Normal turnaround is 4 weeks

·  Will the customer get an email or telephone call once the job is complete to arrange redelivery? The courier contacts customer prior to delivery

·  Redlivery – Restored fireplaces do not get wrapped (only for transport protection) to allow the customer can see the finish on delivery and sign off accordingly with the driver in attendance.

·  If a customer wanted to leave a review where’s the best place to support the company? Facebook reviews are always appreciated. We are also on Google+ so if you gave a Google account you can leave a review here on our Google+ Page.

Fireplace Restoration Video

The Owner of Britain’s Heritage, Jeff Dennis, explains and demonstrates the art of antique fireplace restoration.