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.

 

 

 

 

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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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

Before and after antique chandelier restoration a Perry & Co. chandelier

As tonight the clocks go back we thought it appropriate to post this restoration by King’s Chandelier Services Ltd. Perry & Co. were one of most prestigious British chandelier makers.

If you are thinking about restoring your chandelier, wall lights or light fittings visit our website for all your lighting components

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.

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