Since 1990, PM Piano Restorations independent piano restoration team have specialised in the custom restoration of World class Upright and Grand Pianos.
Quality, well designed pianos of 100 years old can be restored to look and sound as they were when and consider some of our fully restored pianos to be better than their modern factory produced counterparts.
By using the best materials and replacement parts, combined with the traditional craftsmanship of generations ago (most of our team have studied piano building at European piano building schools), each of our restored pianos are given a new musical life.
To restore a piano fully requires patience, skill, dedication to excellence, resources and facilities, knowledge of piano design and above all integrity not to cut corners.
This is why we don’t undertake partial restoration work so there’s no confusion about what, or what not, has supposed to have been done.
Over the years there’s been major investment made in extending the range of machinery in the workshop.
With the building of an ecologically friendly lacquer shop and drying room, we ensure that the quality of our restorations are of the very highest level.
Most pianos (even well maintained ones) over 60 years old are prone to progressive failure of major parts.
Parts that can fail are normally
– the wrest plank (the wood block behind the frame that the tuning pins go in to)
– collapse of the dome of the soundboard and / or fracture of the joints of the soundboard,
– cracking of the bridge, worn actions, rusted and pitted strings.
For restoration purposes, the age of the piano is not critical, providing the frame is not cracked between the tuning pins.
Although a cracked frame can be repaired it is rarely wise to do this.
We look after every aspect of the piano restoration process, from our drivers picking your piano up, to delivering it back to you on the completion of the restoration.
Your piano is insured and is covered the whole time it is in our possession.
We quote a fixed price for restorations of both uprights and grands (see below).
We have the capacity to complete around twelve piano restorations per year for private customers.
A full restoration takes anywhere between ten to twelve weeks to complete, depending on our workload, and we normally have (about) a two month waiting list before work can commence.
We offer a two year warranty on all our restored pianos.
When a customers piano is complete, we aim for it look and sound like it did when it was new.
Our customers satisfaction is our main priority.
The final effect of the restoration is a splendid instrument, with a magnificent sound and gorgeous appearance which will live for many years and be a source of joy and happiness to the owner.
Contact us for more information about our PM Piano Restoration service on 01524 410202.