Antique Lighting Restoration Services

William Sugg & Co. Ltd. are delighted to offer a full antique lighting restoration and refurbishment service at our workshop in Horsham.  We’ve been in business since 1837 and our skilled craftspeople combine years of heritage handcrafting with modern technologies to achieve the highest of standards in newly produced light fittings and restored ones alike.
Historic refurbishments are a specialism of William Sugg & Co. Ltd.  Refurbishing historic luminaires and refining them, providing modern light sources and controls and improving ingress protection of the fittings are all a standard part of the refurbishment process.
Our craftsmen are experienced in the manufacture of copper and bronze fittings and ensure the refurbishment is carried out without compromise.  Castings, columns and overthrows are also replicated and refurbished.
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McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.  Restoration of huge heritage light fitting.
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Restoration and refurbishment of internal ceiling suspended heritage lighting.

Antique lighting restoration and refurbishment services

Where required, we combine traditional and modern production techniques to create new patterns ensuring the finished products are sympathetic to the original fittings and no compromise is made.  We are able to repair shot, bead and garnet blast columns and castings and re-bronze to the original patina ensuring fittings are returned fit for another century of service.
Antique lighting restoration and refurbishment techniques:
  • Aesthetic repairs (finishing, oil guilding work, lacquering)
  • Casting replacements
  • Casting replicas
  • Commissioning
  • Conversions from gas to LED or from LED to gas
  • Gas light repairs
  • General functional and mechanism repairs
  • Painting
  • Refinishing
  • Reglazing
  • Safe removal, and reinstallation – post restoration
  • Sandblasting
  • Specialist advise

Our approach

The UK particularly places great importance on conservation, restoration and regeneration of city centres and areas of historical importance.  As world leaders in heritage lighting, with experience since 1837, William Sugg & Co. Ltd. created a large number of the original fittings that are now considered historically significant.  Many of London’s iconic landmarks are brought to life by historical luminaires which remain an important part of their identity today.
Our specialist team of expert craftspeople is perfectly placed to carry out the highest standards of restorative works on a wide range of fittings and have delighted in refurbishing some of the world’s most important and recognisable luminaires, in the UK, and overseas.
Typical types of restoration project
  • Churches and cathedrals
  • Feature applications
  • Columns and lampposts
  • Gas light refurbishments
  • Gas light repairs
  • Theatres
  • Private developments
  • Grand design projects
  • Government buildings
Each project is unique
We understand that each heritage piece is unique and has its own personality and function.  That’s why our team treats each lighting restoration project with the attention and care it deserves.  Contact us today to discuss your requirements.  Please note, any items left with us to undergo restoration or repair work must be fully insured.

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