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Radiator refurbishment

Radiator refurbishment

Invest in some traditional styling with our range of hospital radiators. Sandblasted, undercoated, tested and returned to their former glory, they’re available in a range of shapes and sizes.

A friendly, professional and skilled team

Working throughout South Lakeland

Delivering an excellent service

40 years of high level craftmanship

→ Long-standing relationships with other tradespeople

Here at Magennis Plumbing and Heating Ltd we have a specialist who refurbishes hospital radiators. Billy has a passion for this style of radiator and enjoys the satisfaction of restoring them back to their original glory.

The radiators come in different styles and sizes and are sandblasted, undercoated and tested before they are made available for purchase. You can visit our office to see some samples.

This style of radiator is fully compatible with new heating systems, and they particularly suit the traditional, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in the Lake District.

Radiator Refurbishment FAQs

Are the radiators cast iron?

Yes, they are cast iron radiators. They are a classic design, which was used from the 1930s onwards in hospitals and schools due to the ease of cleaning. These radiators have stood the test of time and are ready to enjoy a new lease of life in your home.

Can the cast iron radiators be connected to modern central heating systems?

Yes, the radiators are suitable for use with modern systems. They are fitted with metric pipe fittings and can be plumbed directly in (be sure to use a solid wall fixing as they are very heavy).

Are the hospital radiators ready for immediate use?

Yes, we have plenty of samples ready to go, which have already been sandblasted, refinished and tested. Alternatively, you can talk to us about sourcing specific styles, sizes and using the right finishes to suit your plans.

Are the reclaimed radiators suitable for residential use?

Although they were originally designed for use in public buildings and institutions, the radiators have retained a vintage charm that is well suited to stylish residential properties.

What size of radiator will I need?

Please contact us for more information on the sizes available and their suitability for your particular space. You can also arrange a time to visit our office to see samples of various sizes and styles and to talk about the output required to efficiently and adequately heat your room(s).

Do you supply all of the cast iron radiator accessories that I will need?

Yes. We supply new radiator valves, which match the traditional styling of the radiator. These valves can incorporate thermostatic or manual controls and come in a variety of metal finishes. You may also need pipe covers and brackets to match.

Do you provide a hospital radiator installation service?

Yes. We are very happy to provide you with a estimate for installation as well as purchase. The service is available throughout the South Lakes area, including Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

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Magennis Plumbing and Heating Ltd is a Worcester-accredited installer. Our engineers are Gas trained and we also have an LPG and Oil engineer. From straight boiler swaps to planning new systems, our boiler service is second to none.

Client feedback


I am so pleased that this has all come together from the photo’s the new shower room looks great. Hopefully the visitors will be happy and want to keep coming back.


Thank you for the great job you’ve done, we are really pleased with the bathroom and at last we have a powerful shower. Very nice meeting Ben the Plumber today, he has done an efficient job.

Dale & Pam

Thanks for a fantastic new bathroom, all the best Dale & Pam

The Van Der Merwe’s

A little thank you to say a massive big thanks for going above and beyond to get our building site up and functional in such a short manic frame time.


We want to express our thanks and compliments to you all for your service and work. All the communication has been great, helpful and any questions speedily answered. We will be in touch again when we are planning our Bathrooms. Best Wishes Mark