Repair/Servicing, Conversion, & Restoration

Due to renovation of our workshop this service has been temporarily suspended until the 31st May 2014.

We offer a Repair/Servicing, Conversion & Restoration service for genuine British Telephones. Due to the poor quality of Indian and foreign copies of British telephones we will not repair or convert them (we would not be able to offer a guarantee and we do not stock the necessary spare parts required for these telephones).

We are a family run business and our lead technician had over 30 years experience working for BT. He has now personally trained all our other technicians (all family members) on the correct method to perform high quality conversion, restoration and servicing. He also quality checks every telephone upon completion before it is returned to it's owner. So you can be assured that the work we do is of the highest quality. We pride ourselves that you will not find better workmanship elsewhere. All our work comes with a twelve month guarantee, this includes any spare parts that we fit.

Repair/Servicing

Repair labour costs for the average repair or service are:
£18 for 700 series telephones + replacement parts if required
20 for 200/300 series bakelite telephones + replacement parts if required

Conversion

As servicing (above) plus we will:

Conversion labour costs for the average conversion are:
25 for 700 series telephones + replacement parts if required
30 for 200/300 series bakelite telephones + replacement parts if required
35 for a 200 series bakelite telephone with a bell set No 26 + replacement parts if required

Restoration

As Conversion (above) plus while the telephone is apart we will:

Restoration costs for the average restoration are:
35 for 700 series telephones + replacement parts if required
65 for 200/300 series bakelite telephones + replacement parts if required
75 for a 200 series bakelite telephone with a bell set No 26 + replacement parts if required

Return Postage

If you can't deliver the telephone in person please add the return postage costs to the above prices. These are:
£10 for 700 series telephones
£12 for 200/300 series bakelite telephones
£15 for 200 series bakelite telephone with bell set No 26

Please make sure that you send the telephone to us in a suitable cardboard box and wrapped in sufficient bubble wrap (please remember to wrap the handset separately in bubble wrap). Ideally use Polystyrene filler between the telephone and the box. Bakelite in particular is very brittle and we are not responsible for any damage sustained in the post.

When posting the telephones please make a note of any existing damage i.e.: chips, cracks and scratches etc, and enclose a copy of this information so that we know this has not occurred during transit. More importantly remember to enclose your details -we have many phones arriving on a daily basis so we need the information to identify your pride and joy.

If you are interested in any of the above options please contact us either by e-mail or phone for the postal/drop off address details of our workshop. Please do not send any telephones to Elsecar Antique Centre -we are not based there all the time and your telephone may go astray.

Payment can be made by cash if collecting the telephone or by cheque or bank transfer if posting the telephone. Cheques should be made payable to 'K. L. Shelton.'


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