The Coach House Restoration Centre

What makes our piano restoration so special is the attention to detail - where nothing less than perfection is accepted. Coach House is a name synonymous with pianos of distinction. A fine reputation has been established over decades as first class rebuilders and restorers of pianos; reviving and enhancing the tone and appearance intended by their original makers.

Every individual, full piano restoration takes around 300 hours to complete. A long process, but an essential process to create the ‘excellence’ of sound, touch and appearance that sets us apart from other restorers. The Coach House certificate of ‘excellence’ is issued with all rebuilt pianos, ensuring authenticity of all materials used, and warrantying them for 5 years.

‘Excellence; to some is only a word, for us it is a standard'

Is Your Piano Worth Restoring?

Our advice is to certainly consider restoring an older instrument provided it is one of the worlds recognised high quality brands. The main reason for this is that pianos such as Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner and Bosendorfer are considerably more valuable following our restoration programme than the actual cost of having the instrument rebuilt.

Many older pianos remain treasured ‘heirlooms’ of great sentimental worth, which is far beyond monetary value. Coach House technicians fully understand this and provide a sympathetic restoration programme in order for ‘the family piano’ to be preserved for future generations to love and enjoy also.

The Journey Begins...

Before the rebuilding process commences, a rigorous inspection of the instrument is carried out to establish potential to become a first class instrument again. Once the assessment has been carried out, and the instrument is deemed worthy for restoration, the exciting journey begins. All restoration work is undertaken including valuable historical instruments, antique and period. Customers will have before and after professional pictures taken, of their priceless family heirlooms. Each client is offered a complimentary loan piano similar to the piano undergoing restoration for the duration of the works.

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Facilities

Take a tour around the fascinating Coach House workshops and discover for yourself our new purpose built facilities. Witness our experienced craftsmen painstakingly rebuilding the finest period pianos to their original grandeur, learn from our time served Steinways specialists and watch our qualified cabinet finishers add the finishing touches in our spray booth.

Our time served craftsmen

Highly skilled technicians with many years of experience with leading piano manufacturers, namely Steinway & Sons and Bosendorfer, are engaged in our restoration programme.

Our many thrilled customers, from Italy to Sydney to Hong Kong and the world over, whether professional musicians or amateur, concert venues, music academies, schools, colleges or the family piano, testify to the uncompromising highest of standards achieved by the team in our workshops.

Aspects of Restoration

Our 6,000 square feet of workshops are dedicated to all processes of restoration.

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    Cabinet Burnishing & Repolyestering

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    Replacement Case Parts

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    Pedal Overhaul & Adjustment

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    Bridge Pin Repair & Replacement

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    Keyboard Repairs & Replacement

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    Authentic Action Replacement

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    Re-stringing

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    Bespoke Cabinet Lacquering

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    Iron Frame Reguilding

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    Replacement Tuning Pins

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    Structural Repairs

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    Key & Action Regulation

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    Total Acoustic Renovation

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    Damper Restoration & Replacement

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    Re-establishing Tuning Stability

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    Cabinet Re-veneering

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    Burnish & Replacement Hardware

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    Precision Voicing

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    Master Craftsmen Restoration Tools

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    Wrest Plank Replacement

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    Artisan Restoration Tools

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    Bridge Cap Replacement

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    Soundboard Repair & Restoration

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    Iron Frame Repairs

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    Replacement Felts

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    Action Repairs & Regulation

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    Floral Inlay Restoration

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    Hitch Pin Repair & Replacement

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    Marquetry & Indian Ink Restoration

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    Hammer Refacing

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    Frame Painting & Lettering

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    French Polishing