Paladin Radiators are very passionate about cast iron radiators and have over 10 years of experience in producing stunning cast iron radiators within our unique UK Paladin Workshop.
Over the years Paladin have been very proud to be chosen as a National Trust Registered Supplier and work with architects and interior designers on many beautiful and magnificent public and privately owned period properties as well as interesting building projects and unusual installation choices such as narrow boats and double-decker buses. We are also a member of the Listed Property Owners Club and have conducted many renovations with its members utilising Paladin cast iron radiators. From famous locations such as Apsley House No.1 London and the Queen's official residence, Government House Nova Scotia to the red double-decker bus of Camden Estate Agents and the renovated fort off the South coast of Britain, many locations have benefited from the Paladin cast iron radiator.
Many contemporary homes have taken advantage of the Paladin cast iron radiator, blending with the modern environment and adding a dimension to the interior design with colour. It is not so easy to show these many projects and to try and bring some images for you to see.
Here are a few of the interesting projects we have worked on and provided cast iron radiators for.
In 2012 Paladin Radiators provided Bartholomew cast iron radiators for the heating refurbishment of Chateau Miraval in Correns, South of France. Built in the 17th century it has 35 rooms and is surrounded by 1000 acres of gardens with a moat, its own vineyard, olive groves and woodlands. There is a recording studio within Chateau Miraval, Sting has recorded there and Pink Floyd also recorded tracks for The Wall album. Currently owed by an A-listed celebrity couple who recently held their wedding at the Chateau.
LA VILLA HOTEL, ASTI, ITALY
Paladin Radiators are proud to be involved with the transformation of the La Villa Hotel in Asti Italy, a chateaux dating back to 1600. A stunning location and each room has been stylishly transformed to create a unique atmosphere. Paladin have provided Churchill cast iron radiators and custom designed towel rails for the chic bathrooms and rooms at La Villa Hotel.
HORSE SANDS FORT
A more unusual project was Horse Sands Fort, built between 1865 and 1880, set in the sea off the South coast near Portsmouth Harbour. It is one of the larger Royal Commission sea forts in the Solent off Portsmouth. This was an upmarket luxury apartment development offering prestigious off shore living and incorporated Paladin cast iron radiators within the new redesign of the room spaces. The fort has recently been purchased to be converted into a museum.
Calke Abbey, during recent refurbishments the National Trust have installed Paladin Churchill cast iron radiators with thermostatically controlled electric elements. Calke Abbey is a grade 1 listed country house near Ticknall Derbyshire cared for by The National Trust. The site was originally an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII. Falling into disrepair Calke Abbey has benefited from the care of the National Trust and is now open to the public.
Stafford House Dorset became a registered listed building in 1956 and has recently installed Paladin Pimlico cast iron radiators. A splendid country house which was formally the manor house of the vanished village of Frome Billet. First built in the early 16th century it was enlarged in 1633 under the guidance of architect Benjamin Ferrey.
Folkington Manor is undergoing complete restoration at present (February 2013) and Paladin Radiators are proud to play apart in this providing expert advice and guidance on site for the unique Paladin antiqued paint effect for the cast iron radiators in situ within Folkington Manor. A grade 11 listed English country house situated in East Sussex surrounded by 85 acres of lawns and wooded grounds. Currently a privately owned residence and not open to the public.
BELTON HOUSE, GRANTHAM
A stunning Grade 1 listed country house and National Trust property installed in Winter 2012 Paladin cast iron radiators for the recent restoration of the estates chapel with the grounds. Belton House chose 6 column Edwardians with electric elements.
ASPLEY HOUSE, NUMBER ONE, LONDON
The former London town house of the Duke of Wellington, now managed by English Heritage as a museum and art gallery. In 2011 extensive renovations included the installation of many Paladin cast iron radiators.
GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN HALL
A magnificent building formally opened by the Prince of Wales in 1882. Recently extensively refurbished, funded by English Heritage, the building is currently having Paladin cast iron radiators installed.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE OF NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and home to Queen Elizabeth the II whilst visiting Nova Scotia. Built in 1800 and extensively restored and rededicated by Queen Elizabeth in 2010. This restoration included Paladin cast iron radiators
FASQUE HOUSE, ABERDEENSHIRE
The family home to the Gladstones, William Gladstone being prime minister to Queen Victoria from 1829 until the 1930s. Open to the public in 2010 after extensive restoration work which included the installation of Paladin cast iron radiators.
THE SHEFFIELD TAP
Formally the 1st class dining room of Sheffield train station now restored by a firm that specialise in Real Ale. The restoration kept many original features of the magnificent Victorian Station and utilised Paladin cast iron radiators within the main room.
SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON
In the 17th century the house was used as a residence by the Queens of James1, Charles 1 and Charles 11. Renovated by Sir Christopher Wren in 1685. Demolished and rebuilt in 1775 as a Government building, it is today open to the public and a home for arts and learning. Recent renovation included Paladin cast iron radiators.
2 SAVILE ROW, LONDON W1
Paladin recently supplied hand polished cast iron radiators for a newly opened art gallery at no 2 Savile Row.
CHESTER TOWN HALL
Earlier in 2012 Paladin supplied cast iron radiators for the Chester Town Hall refurbishment project. Standing in the middle of Chester this magnificent building was opened in 1869 by the then Prince of Wales later King Edward VII. The architect was BH Lynn.
CAMDEN BUS ESTATE AGENTS
A cast iron radiator on a double decker red London bus, sounds crazy but they chose a Paladin polished Oxford cast iron radiator to heat the bus which the company uses as an office.