Light restoration at Fritz Fryer
At Fritz Fryer Lighting, we undertake all kinds of restoration projects with meticulous attention to detail and give full consideration to current British/EU standards. Our work covers everything from simple reclaimed industrial fittings for hospitality projects to important crystal chandeliers for heritage projects. Our experience and knowledge when working with antique chandeliers is second to none and we pride ourselves on the many projects we have worked on.
Heritage and commercial projects
At Fritz Fryer, we have over 100 years of combined experience in the restoration and refurbishment of lighting. With our extensive network of artisan makers and suppliers, we can tackle a vast array of projects.
Whether you are working on a café fit-out with vintage pendants or working on a heritage project with original luminaires – we can help. Our restoration team all have the correct site safety certificates and qualifications for working on site, such as CSCS cards, Pasma and Ipaf, etc.
Please scroll through the images attached to see some of the projects we have worked on.
Crystal chandelier restoration service
At Fritz Fryer, our talented restorers can transform your antique crystal chandelier. This service includes sourcing missing or damaged crystal droppers, as well as cleaning, polishing, refinishing and repairing any damaged components, before rewiring in line with current standards.
No matter the size of your chandelier, our expert restoration team can help bring your crystal chandelier back to its original beauty. We are happy to oversee the removal, safe transportation and reinstallation of complex or large pieces.
Take a look at this incredible chandelier restoration completed by our team on this episode of The Light Restorers.
Exterior lantern restoration service
The restoration team have the knowledge and tools to completely restore both interior and exterior lanterns, which means there is no large scale, heritage project too big, or personal residential project too small. They can seal and coat antique lanterns to ensure that they will be safe for outdoor use and be less likely to become weathered.
Do you have a cherished lamp or pendant light that needs some tlc? Why not send it to us for cleaning, repairing and rewiring? Our workshop has a steady flow of table lamps, standard lamps and pendants awaiting their moment in our workshop, before being delivered back to our many happy customers for another generation of illumination. Whether your lamp needs a simple rewire or a more extensive restoration, I’m sure we can help, so get in touch with our team.
Lighting restoration standards
All restoration is completed as authentically as possible, giving full consideration to current British/EU standards. Antique light fittings being restored fall outside of the LVD (Low Voltage Directive) and Luminaire safety standard = EN 60598-1 as they are not new to market. However, all repair work is done following these same standards wherever possible. Occasionally, an inherent design feature may make it impossible for a restored fitting to comply with every element of the modern safety standards (e.g. the base weight of a delicate antique table lamp might cause it to fail the modern standards regarding stability).
We will never complete cleaning alone on a chandelier or other light fitting, that we deem upon inspection to be unsafe or which fails a PAT test (e.g. not earthed, not double insulated, degraded components, general poor electrical safety). We will insist upon rewiring the fitting to make it safe or that the fitting is collected without the work being done.
Prior to inspecting the light, it is impossible to predict the unexpected. Upon commencing the work, if there are any unexpected additional costs (which increase the estimated cost by 15% or more) we will contact you to confirm what action you’d like to take. Unfortunately, the nature of antique restoration means that unanticipated complications do occasionally occur.
If you can’t collect your item within 1 month of restoration, we can arrange short term storage at our premises (space permitting) for a small weekly charge based upon size. Any item not collected within 1 month without prior agreement for storage will be subject to a charge of £10 per week for fittings up to 1m x 1m and £25 a week for larger items.
It is a mandatory requirement that any item left with or collected by us for repair is covered by the customers own insurance, and left with us entirely at the customers own risk.
Need a little help?
If you have an upcoming restoration project or a cherished antique you would like restoring, please get in touch and one of our expert lighting restorers will be delighted to help you.