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It all started 12 years ago when I bought an 1857 house. During its restoration process I realised it needed two vintage radiators to fit in the rooms I was planning to redecorate in a traditional style. I did a great deal of research regarding interior design, architecture and plumbing which led me towards the conclusion that cast iron radiators were the perfect solution for my dream home. There weren’t many cast iron radiator suppliers back then and what they were offering was either too expensive or did not have the quality I desired, so at that particular moment I decided to manufacture radiators myself. The passion for interior design and quality radiators was the reason I founded the business in 2003, and it kept us going on for over 14 years, with the same tenacity and ambition.
Classic Comfort started off as a manufacturer of new radiators based on antique radiator designs. In 2008, we started reconditioning vintage ones imported from the USA – the birth place of cast iron radiators. All antique radiators have a story. Whether they come from hotels, old factories or private homes, their presence creates a small corner of history inside your home and gives your place that special feeling you want to share with your dear ones.
I enjoy restoring antique radiators and imagine how well their interesting inlaid ornaments would complement the suitable interior design. Having been in the client’s position, made me realise how important it is to have someone to guide you through. We advise our clients and help them take the right decision. We go to the clients’ house in order to establish the suitable radiators for their living space, considering factors such as heat output, radiator design, size and number. Moreover, we do not only deliver the radiators, but we also carry them inside the house and install them in the required location. The radiators are handled by professionals to avoid clients getting injured or dropping them accidentally. We even collaborate with elevator services in order to safely deliver radiators.
Classic Comfort has been supplying radiators for clients all over Europe. We also have a distribution network and constantly looking for new business partners. Our products are created to suit small private homes as well as castles. Regardless of the project size, whether it is a private home, with a smaller demand of heating output, or a large public institution, all projects are treated with the same passion and care.
The manufacturing and the restoration of cast iron radiators is a difficult process, consisting of several stages: the making of the molds, the sandblasting and finally the abrasion of the edges with the finishing touches.
Vlad came along the Jiul river, from Petrosani, Romania and landed in our team in 2010. Since then, he exceptionally played his part as our valve engineer. When he is not checking the valves or managing the quality control and assembling, he likes to stretch his muscles in a rugby game and spend quality time with his dear ones.
Gunther is the founder and general manager of Classic Comfort. After 4 years of travelling the world, repairing and commissioning Boltmaker Machinery all over Europe, Canada and Australia he decided it’s time for a change. So, in 2003 Gunter quit the job he had back then at Bobst Group and started Classic Comfort, a brand which is expanding rapidly since then. For his spare time is scarce, he devotes it all to his family.
He descends from the old fortress of Brasov, Romania and joined our team in 2013. Raised up at the bottom of Tampa Mountain, he developed a passion for nature expeditions. He’s keen on rugby and would gladly spend a pleasant afternoon just reading books. Larry coordinates the whole delivery processes which makes him our logistic manager.
Joost is from Veerle and brings in quite an impressive pack of experience as a welder. He worked at Cook Engineering, welding the biggest tanks in the world, continuing afterwards at Daf trucks. Joost joined our team in 2010. Since then, he carefully and masterfully managed the radiator assembly process. His spare time is divided between his biggest passions: family and rugby. You can call him our Workshop Manager.