Retro Electric Cable

All of our electric cables are carriage free in the UK with orders over one metre being sent as a continuous length, minimum order just one metre. We have also introduced short length packs although these are limited availability (we also sell short lengths of chain on selected products).   Don’t forget our Lifetime Customer Loyalty Discount Scheme which applies discounts on qualifying orders.

As well as the classical colours commonly used in chandelier restoration and installation we also stock a large range of retro colours ideal for modern lighting, chandeliers, DIY and Interior Designers.

See our gallery below for a sample of flamboyant colours and traditional colours available – for our full range Click Here

 

 

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Celebrating Our Modern Chandelier Crystal

At King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we are well known for our range of antique chandelier crystals but not always recognised as selling high quality modern chandelier crystal and coloured crystal so thought we would do a post dedicated to it.

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Lifetime Discount Scheme is launched

Everyone likes to be appreciated and to know their custom is valued and so to show our customers, new and old, our appreciation we have launched a Lifetime Discount Scheme.

Our discounts do not have an expiry date, once you have achieved a qualifying spend threshold the discount will automatically be applied to your order and each order thereafter – all the customer needs to do is ensure that they use the same email address when placing orders with us as the email address is automatically monitored to calculate the accrued spend.*

Discounts become applicable when the customers accrued qualifying spend, excluding carriage, reaches £150.00 and has three tiers in total with the discount increasing at each new threshold.  It does not matter if the customer does not order regularly the system will remember you and you will receive an email confirming when you reach a new discount level.  Please note refunds and partial refunds will be deducted from the accrued spend as appropriate.

The discount scheme is available to customers using the website or placing orders by telephone and  is not limited to UK customers only it is open to all our customers, as a thank you for their continued custom.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details or to place an order.

*If you change your email address you can update this in your account or alternatively you can contact us so we can update it for you.

 

Chandelier Refurbishment

With the passing of the Christmas season you may be looking at your chandelier and thinking it is looking a little tired and sorry for it’s self.  Refurbishing your chandelier does not need to be expensive as it is not a full restoration, just a little TLC.

If you didn’t get a chance to clean your chandelier in the lead up to the festive season this can instantly transform the chandelier.  It also gives you a chance to check over the chandelier to make sure that all the crystals are in place and undamaged; you will also be able to see any that need re-pinning.

Replacing the odd crystal does not need to be expensive, we do not have a minimum order value on our website and our chandelier pins are available in small cost effective packs as well as larger quantities for a full chandelier restoration.  Dependant on the chandelier crystals and buttons that you are looking for you will find in both our antique  and modern chandelier parts that some are available in pack sizes as well as singles.

Whilst cleaning your chandelier you can check to see if any of the candle tubes need replacing or you may wish to change the style and colour of your candle tubes to revitalise the look of your chandelier – again you do not need to place a minimum order our candle tubes are available in singles as well.

Of course when cleaning your chandelier check your bulbs are all working correctly.

REMEMBER when cleaning your chandelier ensure the electrical supply is switched off, do not expose the electrics to liquids and move yourself and your ladder around the chandelier do not turn the chandelier to you – you may unscrew the fixings.

 

 

 

 

 

King’s Chandelier Services Ltd

If you follow us on facebook you may have seen our recent post advising that whilst our Ebay shop is closed our websites are open as usual, this remains the case.

We have been busy adding new stock to our website http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk both in the antique chandelier parts and accessories sections and in the lighting components sections.  We have some exciting new finishes, re-introduction of some old favourites and some beautiful and rare antique chandelier parts including bobeche, stem work and chandelier arms.

Our light switch cover conversion plates are now back in stock and selling as well as ever, a quick and easy update to your décor in time for Christmas.

It is not only the products that are being updated and added to on the website, postage options have been introduced on orders placed by telephone and as this seems to be very popular we are looking to include this on the website in the coming months.  If you wish to place an order but require it by a specific date don’t hesitate to call us, if we cannot take your call leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  As we approach Christmas the times the telephone sales lines are open are being extended.

We know how important it is to customers to know that they are purchasing from a trusted company and so the product review process has been made easier.

Did you know that if you register as a customer not only does it mean that our system remembers your details to make it quicker for you to place future orders but it also allows us to see those customers who have purchased on a regular basis allowing us to on occasion add a sample to your order based on your purchase history.

As always we endeavour to provide a shopping experience that gives the convenience of buying online with the assurance that personal customer service is provided and if you need to contact us we are more than happy to speak to you and assist.

 

 

Removing Lacquer from your Chandelier or Ceiling Rose

It is always nice to receive an appreciative email from a customer and today was no exception.

A few weeks ago a customer telephoned thanking us for the delivery of their order and to order a few more pieces for the installation of their chandelier and to ask for advice on how to remove the lacquer from their chandelier as they wished to have a natural finish.

As the process is relatively simple, you just have to be extremely careful to make sure you do not burn yourself we were happy to assist and emailed him the instructions and this morning we received the following message:-

Hi Nikki
Many thanks for this most helpful reply.
I have now successfully removed the lacquer and it all looks great!
Kind regards
Shannan

Receiving this made me think that perhaps other people would find this tip useful as it is not the first time we have been asked about the process.  As I mentioned above it is relatively easy just be very, very careful.

To remove the lacquer from your chandelier, lantern, ceiling rose etc. the item needs to be removed from the electrical source and dismantled to ensure that any wiring is not immersed in the water. Ensure that you have a heat proof, water proof container and select a piece of your chandelier or light etc. that you can test the process on.

Then basically you need to boil up some water, put the lacquered part into the heat proof, water proof container and pour the boiling water over the part making sure that you do not splash any water over yourself as it will cause a nasty burn.  Any lacquer on the part will then dissolve, once the water has cooled down remove the part and allow it to dry, once dry you will be able to see if any lacquer (if it was lacquered) remains.  If there is any residue left on the part then repeat as necessary

 

 

Royal Mail Proposed Industrial Action – CANCELLED

Further to our blog yesterday, below, advising our customers that we were preparing to ensure that orders would be dispatched during proposed Royal Mail Industrial Action we are pleased to advise that Royal Mail have advised that the action has been cancelled following their High Court action and so it is business as usual.

We will of course continue to monitor this and are signed up to receive regular updates of any disruptions that may be caused in the future by either industrial action, bad weather etc to ensure that disruption to our customers is as limited as possible.

Original blog post:-

It has been in the news during the last week that industrial action is planned by Royal Mail workers for 48 hours commencing 19th October 2017 and we have been following this at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd, like many other internet sales companies, since the action was announced.

To try and minimise disruption to our customers we have been in discussions with Royal Mail and courier companies.  At present Royal Mail are advising that whilst the action has been announced it may not be carried out, they have taken the matter to the High Court and await the ruling on this.  Their website advises that should the action go ahead they do have a contingency plan in place BUT they have not yet announced what those plans are!

If the worst case scenario of the dispute taking place occurs we have been advised as a business that Royal Mail will not collect our post on Thursday 19th October and Friday 20th October  and this is what we are basing our contingency on until Royal Mail publicise their own plans.

If you are placing an order with King’s Chandelier Services Ltd that you require for the latter part of next week we would recommend that you try and place your order as soon as possible to allow dispatch before any postal disruptions begin.  We would expect that it will take Royal Mail a few days to catch up on themselves following any industrial actions and we are awaiting confirmation of any disruption caused to post dispatched mid-week.

We have already spoken to several courier companies and we will, where possible, use a courier to dispatch orders.  If you have any questions as to when you may receive your order if you need to place it in the lead up to this proposed industrial action or during any postal dispute please telephone us, 01206-332938, so that we can discuss your personal requirements and ensure that the disruption to you is as limited as possible.  If we are unable to take your call please leave a message on our answerphone so that we can call you back.

As Royal Mail update on the position of this proposed industrial action we will update this post.