Metal Finishes Guide


ABAntique Brass pageview
PBPolished Brass pageview
RBRaw Brass pageview
PPPolish to Plate pageview
LWLea Wheeled Brass pageview
DABDull Antique Brass pageview
GD24 Carat Gold Plate pageview
BABBrushed Antique Brass pageview
SABSatin Antique Brass pageview
WBWeathered Brass pageview
ACAB with Chrome Trim pageview
CPChrome Plate pageview
BSBrushed Satin pageview
SCPSatin Chrome Plate pageview
NPNickel Plate pageview
BNBrushed Nickel Plate pageview
CAChrome with AB Trim pageview
BCBright Copper pageview
DCDull Copper pageview
FBFlorentine Bronze pageview
MBMatte Black with CP Trim pageview
MAMatte Black with AB Trim pageview
Custom FinishesBespoke Colour Options pageview
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Antique Brass Order Code for this Finish: AB   //   Standard Metal Finish in Domestic Tapware Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Antique Brass (Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished brass.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Polished Brass Order Code for this Finish: PB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish Brass is the basic material of our tapware, and in the course of manufacture the exterior parts are polished to a high lustre – hence Polished Brass.

Polished Brass quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user.

For brass polished to a low lustre see our Polish to Plate finish.


Raw Brass Order Code for this Finish: RB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish This is essentially the original brass as it is manufactured.

It will show weld marks and as different forms of brass are being used, the colour will differ throughout. This finish will provide a very rough look. Please view the example photos for reference. A cleaner version of this finish is Polish to Plate.

This finish is popular with heritage restorations and outdoor showers.

Please view the photo examples to see some of these colour variations.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


Polish to Plate Order Code for this Finish: PP   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish This finish is the same as Raw Brass except that the brass has been slightly polished ready for a plating process therefore a consistent rough colour is achieved. It is a cleaner finish than Raw Brass but still provides a rough look.

This finish is popular with heritage restorations and outdoor showers.

For brass polished to a high lustre see our Polished Brass finish.

For the closest non-tarnishing finish to Polish to Plate, please refer to our Dull Antique Brass finish.


Lea Wheeled Brass Order Code for this Finish: LW   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish This is a new finish we are excited to be offering as of February 2018.

This finish is the similar to Polish to Plate (PP) except that the brass undergoes a different polishing method which leaves a less reflective surface courtesy of the soft brush marks on the brass. This finish achieves a consistent rough colour and has a beautiful texture. It is a cleaner finish than Raw Brass (RB) but provides a slightly less reflective initial look when compared to Polish to Plate.

This finish is suitable for heritage restorations with a contemporary twist, along with contemporary spaces where the brassware is intended to be a feature. It is also a suitable finish for use outdoors.


Dull Antique Brass Order Code for this Finish: DAB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish This is a new finish we are excited to be offering as of February 2018.

Dull Antique Brass is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which gives a rougher, lower lustre look than our normal Antique Brass (AB) finish.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).

This non-tarnishing finish provides the most similar look to our Polish to Plate (PP) finish.


24 Carat Gold Plate Order Code for this Finish: GD   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Please note that due to the nature of this finish and its high value, pricing shown on the website must be confirmed at time of order.

For the most opulent of bathrooms. 24 Carat Gold is a finish electroplated on to brass (like our Antique Brass finish above).

Gold is a softer metal so this finish is not as hard wearing as Antique Brass although it is a more rose gold coloured finish.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Brushed Antique Brass Order Code for this Finish: BAB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Brushed Antique Brass (Brushed Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like Chrome) which has the appearance of fresh brass but with an effect like Brushed Satin.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Satin Antique Brass Order Code for this Finish: SAB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Satin Antique Brass (Satin Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like Chrome) which has the appearance of fresh brass but with a Satin that gives the brass darker hues as light reflects off of the metal.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).

Due to the artistic nature of this finish there can be minor variations in this finish from batch to batch. Therefore we recommend any tapware and accessories planned for close proximity be ordered at the same time.


Weathered Brass Order Code for this Finish: WB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish This is a new finish we are excited to be offering as of October 2018.

This finish is prepared in a similar manner as Lea Wheeled Brass (LW) but in addition to this it is chemically aged to provide a darker, weathered look. This finish achieves a consistently darker brass colour, it has a beautiful texture and is a cleaner looking finish than Raw Brass (RB).

This finish will lighten where regularly handled and will form a patina. It is not recommended to polish the finish or clean it with brasso. It is also a suitable finish for use outdoors.

Due to the artistic nature of this finish there can be minor variations in this finish from batch to batch. Therefore we recommend any tapware and accessories planned for close proximity be ordered at the same time.


Antique Brass with Chrome Plate Trim Order Code for this Finish: AC   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish aka Antique Brass with Chrome Trim or Antique Brass with Chrome Highlights

This is a mix of our Antique Brass (Gold) and Chrome electroplated finishes where Antique Brass is the dominant colour in the combination.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Chrome Plate Order Code for this Finish: CP   //   Standard Metal Finish in Domestic & Commercial Tapware Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Chrome Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Brushed Satin Order Code for this Finish: BS   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Brushed Satin is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).

This finish works very well with Stainless Steel surroundings.

A variation of this finish is Satin Chrome Plate.


Satin Chrome Plate Order Code for this Finish: SCP   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Satin Chrome Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass (like normal Chrome) which has the appearance of Chrome but with a Satin that gives the finish darker hues as light reflects off of the metal.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

Due to the artistic nature of this finish there can be minor variations in this finish from batch to batch. Therefore we recommend any tapware and accessories planned for close proximity be ordered at the same time.


Nickel Plate Order Code for this Finish: NP   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Nickel Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass and gives a warmer look than Chrome Plate.

It will resist tarnishing but over time if not cleaned correctly the finish will pewter (this may be how you wish the finish to become).

This finish works very well with Stainless Steel surroundings.


Brushed Nickel Plate Order Code for this Finish: BN   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish This is a new finish we are excited to be offering as of February 2018.

Brushed Nickel Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass. It gives a warmer look than Chrome Plate and a slightly darker look when compared to our Brushed Satin (BS) finish.

It will resist tarnishing but over time if not cleaned correctly the finish will pewter (this may be how you wish the finish to become).

This finish works very well with Stainless Steel surroundings.


Chrome Plate with Antique Brass Trim Order Code for this Finish: CA   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish aka Chrome with Antique Brass Trim or Chrome with Antique Brass Highlights

This is a mix of our Chrome and Antique Brass (Gold) electroplated finishes where Chrome is the dominant colour in the combination.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


Bright Copper Order Code for this Finish: BC   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish Bright Copper is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished copper.

Bright Copper, like Polished Brass, quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user. Care instructions can be found on this website and are also supplied with the product.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


Dull Copper Order Code for this Finish: DC   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish Dull Copper is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished copper but will mature quickly.

Dull Copper, like Polished Brass, quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user. Care instructions can be found on this website and are also supplied with the product.

Please check further photo examples to see some of these colour variations as this finish matures.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


Florentine Bronze Order Code for this Finish: FB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Maturing Finish Florentine Bronze is a finish electroplated on to brass (like our other copper finishes), the copper colour is darkened and then lightly brushed.

Florentine Bronze will react to the air and moisture creating further tarnishing. It is not recommended that the end user polish this finish. Care instructions can be found on this website and are also supplied with the product.

This is a very artistic finish which will have lighter and darker sections over larger sets, and will vary from job to job as the lighter relief marks are all completed by hand.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


Matte Black with Chrome Plate Trim Order Code for this Finish: MB   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Matte Black with Chrome Trim is a special and stylish made to order finish.

With this finish we maximise the overall surface area of Matte Black and we only have Chrome Plate where required for trim or mechanical function. This balance will vary from item to item, and certain items such as sub-components do not need any Chrome trim. If clarification is required at any time please contact our sales staff.

If you would like a different trim colour than Chrome Plate, for example Nickel Plate or Brushed Nickel Plate, we can do this. Please contact us to discuss.


Matte Black with Antique Brass Trim Order Code for this Finish: MA   //   Bespoke Metal Finish in All Ranges   //   Non Tarnishing Finish Matte Black with Antique Brass Trim is a special and stylish made to order finish.

With this finish we maximise the overall surface area of Matte Black and we only have Antique Brass where required for trim or mechanical function. This balance will vary from item to item, and certain items such as sub-components do not need any Antique Brass trim. If clarification is required at any time please contact our sales staff.

If you would like a different trim colour than Antique Brass, for example Dull Antique Brass or Brushed Antique Brass, we can do this. Please contact us to discuss.


Custom Tapware Styles Made to Order Options (Bespoke Options) We are capable of achieving other customised metal finishes on request, for example Tumbled Brass is achievable on some items. White or Ivory with a Trim Colour are just some of the custom colour requests we do receive. Please contact our office to discuss the look you would like to achieve and we'll do our best to assist you.




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