Chandelier Bobeche Replacement – FAQ’s

As one of the largest UK stockist’s of vintage and antique chandelier replacement parts we obviously get a lot of calls asking for guidance when choosing a replacement chandelier part.  This article covers the most frequently asked questions when choosing replacment bobeche.

Q.  Are the bobeche on your website reproduction or genuine antique parts
A.  We specialise in antique chandelier parts but we do sell new chandelier parts – please do not worry about ordering a new part in error these are shown in a totatally separate area of the website.

Q. What dimensions do I need to know before I start searching for a replacement bobeche?
A.  It is important to know the size of the centre hole to ensure that the replacement bobeche will fit over your chandelier arm and sit correctly.  You also need to know the overall dimension of the bobeche – it may not be too much of an issue if it differs by a few millimetres but you do not want a replacement that is significantally smaller or larger.

Q. I have found a bobeche on your website but it has less pin-holes than mine – can you drill more pin holes for me?
A.  This will depend on the design and age of the replacement bobeche, please email us, info@kingschandeliers.co.uk, quoting the item product reference detailing the number of pin holes you need and we will be able to advise if this is one we can modify for you.  Please note that there is a charge for modifications and are subject to terms and conditions

Q.  The centre hole on my bobeche is larger/smaller than the one on your website – can this be modified?
A.  In some instances this can,  please email us, info@kingschandeliers.co.uk, quoting the item product reference detailing the number of pin holes you need and we will be able to advise if this is one we can modify for you.  Please note that there is a charge for modifications and are subject to terms and conditions.

Q. Do you stock multiples of bobeche designs or just singles?
A. Where possible we will try to restore chandeliers rather than sell off the parts so usually it is limited to small numbers which will show on our website however the listings are updated regularly so if you find one that is suitable but it is showing out of stock we will not normally be able to give a restock date but would suggest keeping an eye on our site.

Q. Are chandelier bobeche known by any other names?
A. There are numerous names used within the industry for bobeche, these include grease pan, wax catcher, drip trays.Q. Are your replacement chandelier parts available on next day delivery?

Q. Is next day delivery available on chandelier replacement parts?
A. Currently our antique stock is excluded from next day delivery, if you need an item by a certain date please contact us between 10 am to 3pm Monday to Friday, 01026332938

If you have any questions I may have missed please feel free to contact me info@kingschandeliers.co.uk where we will be happy to respond.

 

 

 

 

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Lighting accessories

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Looking at our website you will be aware that at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we specialise in the care and restoration of antique and vintage chandeliers, either undertaking the restoration on a clients behalf or supplying the vintage parts for a clients own chandelier restoration (a task that can become a labour of love rather than a daunting task) but you may not have realised that we stock a large comprehensive range of lighting accessories.

The range of lighting accessories compliments the chandelier restoration projects but covers much more to include everyday lighting maintenance and repair.  Visit our Spares, Parts and accessory pages, http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories.html to view the various categories.

Chandelier Mis-haps!

In the months leading up to Christmas at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we see an increase in the sale of antique and vintage crystal chandelier spares as clients restore and repair their chandeliers in readiness of the festive season – these slightly higher than usual sales continue into January following Christmas and New Year Party Mis-haps.

We will always do what we can to assist with the supply of authentic replacement vintage parts but would like to offer a few tips to try to minimise the upset of such mishaps.

Damage is generally caused by very similar accidents and incidents with the majority of people thinking that it could “only happen to them” in such a way.

A few simple things to remember over the festivities are:-

1. if your child received a football or the such as a present remind them the chandelier does not make a good
goalie!
2. if new golf clubs were the gift again the golf swing needs to be practised out of reach of the chandelier!
3. Champagne to celebrate the incoming year – point the bottle away the from chandelier – those corks can fly!
4. Changing the light bulbs on the chandelier – remember support the chandelier arm and do not apply too much pressure – this
is one of the main causes of broken chandelier arms
5. Taking the chandelier down to protect it from damage over the festivities? Make sure it is properly supported and packed
away – do not place the chandelier on its arms the weight could be too much for them and cause cracks or complete breakages
6. Remember when carrying ladders or large items through the house to keep an eye out for the chandeliers and to tell
contractors you have chandeliers when they come to do work in your property

Everyone at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd would like to wish you a Very Happy and Prosperous New year

Chandelier Chain and hanging a chandelier

As the nights close in and winter approaches we all tend to look at our lighting and lamps and start to think about purchasing new or giving some TLC to our existing.

It isn’t always necessary to spend lots of money replacing your lighting, sometimes the simple things like updating your candle tubes with new – perhaps a different colour to compliment new décor and new ceiling roses will give that refreshed look with a good chandelier clean – all achieved without spending lots of money – a visit to http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories.html should provide everything you need at extremely competitive prices and quick delivery.

BUT there is one aspect of your chandelier that you should NEVER try to save money on and that is the chandelier chain and chandelier hooks.  These are your safety mechanism and you need to make sure that you understand how you are installing your chandelier or how your chandelier installation company/chandelier electrician is going to install on your behalf.  Before you start looking for your chandelier chain and fixings you need to know the weight of your chandelier – if you cannot get an exact weight then take your best estimate and add some to it, you can then start searching for your fixings and your chandelier chain choosing by weight loading and not necessarily colour and style.

Remember the fixings need to be able to take the weight of the chandelier AND the chandelier chain, before you start installing you need to ensure that you or the people responsible for installing your chandelier load test the fittings AND the chain to ensure that 1) they are capable of taking the weight initially and 2) once they are installed but before hanging the chandelier they can take the weight loading once in situ.