has its origins back in 1983 buying, selling and restoring original cast-iron fireplaces using the family 'dip and strip' business premises on Tyneside
as a base.
a retail shop unit was opened in Camden Lock, Camden Town called the Victorian Fireplace Company which operated for 15 years.
the restoration side of the business moved to a factory unit in Washington, Tyne and Wear
and a retail showroom soon followed in 1989
called Grate Expectations
which also operated for 15 years.
Towards the late 1990's
, however, it was becoming increasingly apparent that to obtain enough supply to meet demand for cast-iron fireplaces
, reproductions would have to be considered. This change in direction from refurbished antique to mass reproduction heralded the beginning of Cast Tec
as a major supplier to the trade.
would go on to supply the fireplace and heating industry with cast-iron fireplaces and mantels, not only as faithful reproductions, but new contemporary designs focusing on efficiency and user friendliness. These innovations have helped to maintain the popularity of the cast-iron fire into the twenty first century.
are responsible for establishing several product ranges within the fireplace industry including the launch of the exclusive Integra Collection
of efficient gas fires in 2003
and the arrival of the Firemaster solid fuel brand in 2005.
saw an exciting move for the staff of Cast Tec Ltd.
to a new 30,000 sq ft. factory premises inside the Port Of Tyne in South Shields
where they have access to the Port's outstanding facilities.
Cast Tec Ltd
continues to supply the UK Fireplace and Heating Industry
with their exclusive range of fireplaces and stoves, striving to achieve ever higher standards of quality, service and competitiveness.
also expect to add new product ranges and new suppliers to their portfolio in the months ahead and are proud to announce a recent arrangement with Dinak UK
for the distribution of their chimney systems.