It is clear to see, Britain's love affair with cast iron radiators continues.
A multitude of Traders can be seen throughout the market place offering a number
of designs, some genuine articles , others reproduction units shipped in from afar.
The diversity and shear number of products to be had can make deciding what is right
for your own particular project a daunting task. The Pig Iron Co has sought , in
part, to alleviate some of these problems by focusing only on a limited style of
genuine, high quality products. We believe this approach allows us to meet orders
large and small, delivering a highly desirable product at a competitive price.
Welcome to Pig Iron Co...
Quality Cast Iron Radiators; Original School Radiators to bring Traditional Style
to your Home.
''A policy of Innovation and continual improvement delivers superior products and
grows our business''
The Heat Capacity of Grey Cast Iron has been exploited by engineers for many years
in domestic and industrial applications. Its ability to store relatively large mounts
of heat that can be released efficiently over time make them a 1st choice for heat
exchanger applications. The iron also contains large amounts of Free Graphite that
makes it highly resistant to ware. Many old radiators today are as efficient and
reliable as they where when first Founded. However, the cost of creating such a item
was high and has been spent in the late 18th early 19th century....
The need to call again on high energy consuming manufacturing processes is
not necessary if these old units can be preserved. Environmentally conscious folk
will be heartened to know that the restoration process of these radiators preserves
their presence in the market place doing what they do very well, that is, transferring
heat into the domestic environment efficiently. Indeed, their ability to do this,
I believe, surpasses beyond their grace, any modern domestic convector unit. This
unique attribute makes them the ideal complement to any modern domestic heating system.
‘Restoration and re-use delivers the purest form of recycling'
Pig Iron Co has managed to acquire a significant number of Genuine 'School' or 'Soap'
style units that are available now for immediate restoration and Sale. Importantly,
all units were acquired from the same source to ensure consistency in originality,
quality and design. In conjunction with English Heritage the G.N.E.R Headquarters
in York (Circa1900) undergoing conversion into a Five Star Hotel has provided this
unique opportunity for Pig Iron Co to purchase all associated Radiator units. Alas,
the project demanded that a number of units were to remain, however, this wish to
hold on to some, within what is a magnificent building, I believe, is a huge endorsement.
Our Radiator Stock is recovered from Fine Victorian buildings such as the beautiful
former G.N.E.R Headquarters in York