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Electrical Accessories FAQs

Q. I want to use Arbor electrical accessories for the switches and dimmers, but your Classic range accessories for the socket outlets. Will the finish you give to the brass match on all the items.
A. Yes. We can put all the brass plates through the finishing process at the same time to ensure that the finish matches.

Q. I want the real wood veneer you use on the Arbor accessories to match the wood panelling I have in the room. Can you do this?
A. Yes, probably. If you can send us a sample of the wood, we shall do a sample of the veneer to see how close we can get.

Q. I have a special requirement for switchplates and sockets, and I cannot find them in your catalogue. Can you help?
A. Yes. We are very used to supplying special bespoke items. Just send us an idea of your requirement and we shall get back to you with our recommendation.

Q. I want to paint the switchplates and sockets to match the colour of the wall. Can I do this?
A. Yes, but even better than this, we can do it for you. All of the plates from the Classic range can be supplied either primed ready for you to paint, or we can paint them for you. All we need is the colour specification.

Architectural Ironmongery FAQs

Q. I am interested in specifying your Arbor range but also want to use some items from your Classic range, can you match the finish?
A. Yes, the finish on the Classic fittings will match the finish we apply to the brass components of our Arbor range.

Q. I want to specify your Arbor range for use in a client`s kitchen and I want the oak mortice knobs and cabinet fittings to match the oak floor – is this possible?
A. Yes. If you send us a sample of the oak floor we will be able to finish our products to match.

Q. I am interested in replacing the drawer pulls on a client`s fitted bedroom furniture with your Arbor wooden range. Can you make the drawer pulls so the bolts line up with the existing holes in the furniture?
A. Yes, this is very easy for us to do as all the items on the order will be made to your specification.

Q. I want to specify your Arbor range of wooden mortice knobs and lever handles on some old doors which have had lots of different door fittings fitted to in the past. I am worried that the timber of the doors may be too soft to have any new fittings put on.
A. Our mortice knobs and lever handles have the option of fitting with woodscrews or bolts through the doors – if you want to use bolt-through fixings just tell us the door thickness.

Q. I am interested in specifying your Arbor door fittings on the outside of some doors, are they suitable for exterior use?
A. They can be used on the outside, but will need regular maintenance in the way of varnishing – please let us know the items and we can advise.

Q. I am an Architect and the current project is the refurbishment of a house. I don’t know what ironmongery is needed, can you help?
A. Yes. We can visit your site and produce an ironmongery schedule which can be priced up to show various options.

Q. I am an architect and am designing a new apartment, can you produce an ironmongery schedule for me.
A. Yes. Just send us the floor plans, elevations and door and window details and we can produce a schedule priced up to show different proposals.

Q. I am looking for a piece of ironmongery which I cannot see on your web site or in your catalogue, can you help?
A. Yes we are certain we can! There are so many other products which we haven’t got room to show and this is where our expert knowledge comes in. Just give us a call or send us a sketch. If we cannot source it for you we can make a reproduction item.

Q. I am an architect and my current project is the refurbishment of a listed building. It has some old ironmongery which I would like to get refurbished, can you help?
A. Yes, we can refinish old items and if necessary overhaul them to bring them up to standard. In addition we can make new items which will faithfully match the old fittings. The best way to proceed is to send us pictures so we can give you an idea of cost.

Q. My current project involves the refurbishment of some old doors which have the original locks fitted. The keys for these cannot be found, can you make new keys for these locks?
A. Yes, the chances are we can. Please send the locks to us for examination.


 

Silver Kite Ltd. 10 Four Oaks, Chesham, Bucks HP5 2SD Tel: 01494 774779 Fax: 01494 810130