Selling Internationally

Following the recent Brexit vote and a telephone conversation today with one of our European customers we would like to assure all our European and International customers, new and old, that at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we continue to sell overseas and are happy to do so.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

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Free Postage on Selected items!

At King’s Chandelier Services we listen to our customers and their suggestions and to our own experiences of buying online.

We have always maintained that there will be no minimum order value on our websites and offer bulk discounts on application and  have reviewed our postage tariff’s.

As we all know Royal Mail has introduced price increases again this year but we are not increasing our postage charges in fact we are introducing free postage on selected items!

These items display a Free Postage banner for easy identification, when combining with products that are applicable to a postage charge postage is only charged for these items not the free postage items.

Be assured at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd, whether purchasing from our on-line store, engaging our chandelier restoration team or having your chandeliers cleaned we offer high quality products and good customer service – visit our website http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk for more details

Candle tubes, candle sleeves, candle covers

Sometimes looking for parts for your chandelier can be daunting as either you are uncertain what the part is called so cannot begin an effective search or each site you visit refers to them by different names.

On the King’s Chandelier Services website we endeavour to refer to as many terminology’s as possible;  one of the common parts with various names is the candle tube.

This part is to cover the lamp holder, hiding it from view and gives the illusion of a candle, imitating the style of candle chandeliers.

Some of the most common names are shown below:-

candle tube, candle sleeve, candle cover, candle covers, candle sleeves, candle tubes, lamp holder covers, decorative lamp holder covers, lamp holder sleeves, chandelier candle covers, chandelier candle sleeves, drip effect candle tubes, gothic candle sleeves, shabby chic candle sleeves, chandelier sleeve holders

To match the many names here at King’s we stock over 50 varieties of candle tubes, many of which can be customised to customers requirements in relation to height.  Please contact us if you wish to discuss customisation.

Our video “how to measure a candle tubes for your  chandelier and wall lights” offers advice on choosing  the size and style.

Over 50 different styles and sizes of candle tubes, candle sleeves and candle covers available from Kings Chandelier Services Ltd

A few tips for dressing your bobeche on your chandelier

In previous blogs we have asked customers to let us know if they have any questions or have ideas for our hints and tips – here is one that we were asked about over the weekend:-

Why is it when I am dressing or redressing my chandelier does it tilt to one side?

When dressing your chandelier, for example hanging the crystals from the bobeche don’t hang the crystals one after the other around the bobeche but hang first one to the left hand side and the next crystal opposite on the right and work your way around in this alternate pattern. Once the first bobeche has been dressed rather than moving onto the bobeche on the arm next to the first, dress the bobeche opposite

This method should be used working around the chandelier and is used not only for the bobeche but for the setting of the arms, the dressing of the crystal sways, dressing the pinning rings etc.

TO REMEMBER:- DO NOT turn the chandelier whilst cleaning it or dressing it

dressing your bobeche

dressing your bobeche

This weekend is Birthday weekend at King’s Chandeliers

This weekend is birthday weekend at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd as it is eight years since the company was formed.  Over those eight years the company has expanded to incorporate Light-Fix, our sister website, the chandelier cleaning, chandelier restoration and chandelier spares and accessories departments.

Our services and products are international and not limited in who can purchase from us as we refuse to have a minimum order value – every order is important to us.

Our birthday celebrations include the reduction in postage charges on orders placed via our website, and these reductions are not just for the weekend! Our new workshop and photography studio have been completed in time for the birthday weekend allowing us to plan the new “How to” videos – links will be posted via our blog to keep you updated.

New product lines will be being added and with the delivery of a consignment of antique chandeliers and vintage spares you can expect over the coming months the chandelier spares and accessories sections to be updated.

Choosing your replacement bobeche/drip trays

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For whatever reason you have decided to replace one or more of your bobeche/drip trays but other than matching the pattern of existing bobeche on your chandelier or the style you have decided on what do you need to know before purchasing?

With the right information ready choosing should not be too difficult or complex so here are a few tips to help you in your choice:-

  1. One of the most important dimensions is the centre hole – too small and it may not fit on your chandelier arm, too large and  it may slip over.  Don’t worry if you find the ideal one and the centre hole does not match as sometimes we may be able to extend the centre hole or may have a filler insert.
  2. How large is your existing bobeche?  Measure across at the widest point to get the dimension in millimetres
  3. How deep is your bobeche? Not quite as easy a measurement to take but measure from the highest point to the lowest – if you find a suitable match you can always email us our part number and ask us to confirm how we measured to ensure you are measuring in the same way.
  4. How many pin holes do you want your replacement to have – again on occasion we can drill pin holes but this is dependant on the design of the bobeche

Now all you need is a nice cup of tea and the time to check out our website http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories/3

Chandelier Cleaning – King’s Chandelier Services Way

As promised in previous posts here at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we will offer hints and tips through our blog to existing and soon to be chandelier owners and we listen to our customers as to those areas they want this help – this week chandelier cleaning has come out top of the how to list.

Summer and the long evenings are now fading away and will soon be a distant memory, now is the time for cosy evenings and for enjoying the beauty of your chandeliers.  Summer brings with it bugs and flies, Autumn Daddy long legs and of course we have the inevitable moths, all of these are attracted to electric lights and in just a few short months even the cleanest home ends up with a dusty and dirty chandelier!

Please don’t despair, caring for a chandelier does not need to be expensive, and whilst not wishing to do ourselves out of work, you do not always need to hire a chandelier cleaning company for the chandelier cleaning in your home, hotel, stately home etc.

As one of the leading chandelier cleaning companies in the UK King’s Chandelier Services are happy to pass on a few trade secrets to help you keep the costs down.

Getting Ready To Clean Your Chandelier – before getting ready to clean your chandelier visit http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories/20 to purchase your soft microfibre clothes and  tableau chandelier cleaner – once your order arrives you are ready for the following steps:-

  1. Remember to take photos – you may need these if you find that any of your chandelier crystals have been damaged, missing or if you have a little accident
  2. Remember to put down a soft matt, rug etc as this may help to minimise any damage if you knock loose a drop
  3. Your chandelier is an electrical item and therefore does not mix well with damp clothes so remember to TURN OFF the electric supply at the mains
  4. Always make sure that there are at least two people present when you clean your chandelier – this is for your safety
  5. If your chandelier is in a stairwell, above stairs or extremely high you will probably need a chandelier cleaning company such as King’s Chandelier Services Ltd however if your chandelier is easily accessible you will be able to use step ladders – make sure these are on a flat surface and that someone holds the ladder whilst someone is working on the ladder. NEVER EVER attempt to work on a ceiling hanging chandelier without someone securing the ladder and NEVER EVER stand right at the top of the ladder where you may over balance and fall.  If in doubt of your own abilities call a professional chandelier cleaning company such as ourselves.

Cleaning your chandelier

  1. Once you have received your order from King’s Chandelier Services and have  your chandelier cleaning “team”, soft coverings and ladders in place you are ready to think about the actual application of chandelier cleaning.
  2. Spray your microfibre cloth liberally with  tableau chandelier cleaner before you climb the ladder, do not take the can up the ladder with you as you need to be able to hold the ladder to keep yourself secure.
  3. When cleaning the chandelier remember DO NOT turn the chandelier, this may loosen the secure fittings, you need to descend the ladder and move the ladder so that you move around the chandelier NOT move the chandelier round to you.
  4. If you can try to take the crystals off to clean them in batches safely down from the ladder but if this is not possible then commence cleaning from the top of the chandelier down, using the same process for each crystal.
  5. Re-apply the tableau chandelier cleaner as required, changing the microfibre clothes as needed.
  6. Once each of the crystals has been cleaned, using a soft dry microfibre cloth to wipe over each of the crystals, if removing the crystals from the chandelier, once the crystals are re-hung wipe over the crystals again with the dry soft cloth.
  7. If you decide to remove the crystals and clean with any other substance than the recommended tableau chandelier cleaner available from King’s Chandelier Services Ltd, DO NOT put in boiling water or a dishwasher.
  8. If you have any brass or bronze work on your chandelier wipe this over with a dry soft microfibre cloth -DO NOT use any chemicals

More tips for chandelier restoration, purchasing chandelier spares and accessories from our website and much more will be coming soon so please sign up to follow our blogs