About Us

Antique Baths…
The home of the original antique bathtub

As our name suggests, we offer a range of original antique cast iron baths, which date from the 1880s. We rescue, restore and renovate these baths to their former beauty. It calls for old-fashioned craftsmanship, care and attention to detail that is second to none. It makes a real and lasting difference. As you’ll appreciate when you luxuriate in one in your own home.

Moments of pleasure indeed…

  • We offer a unique range of original antique bathtubs – all cast iron roll top baths in varying sizes & styles
  • Many have had an interesting ‘past life’!
  • Also selection of rare, original lavatories
  • Complementing accessories
  • Nationwide door to door service available

A little bath history…
From foundry to luxury

Way back, bathing was a far from an every day habit. Free standing roll top baths were in use in finer homes during the nineteenth century, but it was in the late Victorian era that these became more easily available to the middle classes and replaced the old tin bath hauled out every week or month! Unique variants were created across the country as virtually each town had its own foundry that made cast iron baths. The baths used to be lead painted then vitreous finishing became the norm, which of course was much safer for everyone.

  • Most of our baths are of 1900s origin
  • Some cast iron baths are often historically traceable to towns and districts
  • Each weighs around 120k so fine to grace most bathrooms on any floors
  • Recycled and beautifully restored – saving these beautiful objects from a landfill fate
roll top bathtub

Beautiful original antique bathtubs…
Restoring them takes time, skill and love.

Restoring an original cast iron bath is not something that happens overnight. In fact it takes us circa four weeks+. Each section of the process has to cure thoroughly before the next stage. With over 30 years of experience we should know. It’s why we established our exacting restoration and refurbishment process. It ensures that each period piece gives you the beauty, durability and comfort you expect. So you have total peace of mind as you blissfully sink into one of our beautiful baths.

Our potted history

  • Established in 1991
  • Originally sited in an 18th c mill in Ivybridge, South Devon
  • Provide full restoration of your cast iron bath and traditional accessories throughout the UK
  • Nationwide door to door service available
  • Our restoration process takes circa four weeks+
  • Not suitable to be carried out at your home
  • Full restoration can include waste, overflow and new tap location
  • Integrates with modern plumbing equipment
  • Complimentary range of traditional china and brassware options including showers and accessories
roll top bathtub