Drummonds was founded in 1988 by Drummond Shaw who at the time was restoring his period house and was finding it difficult to source authentic architectural antiques. Drummond used this experience to set up Drummonds Architectural Antiques and quickly established the company as the best architectural antiques dealer in the UK. Although the business bought and sold a wide variety of architectural antiques Drummond’s main passion was always classic bathrooms. Finding nice original bathroom pieces that could be restored and used with modern plumbing systems became more and more difficult so in the late 90s Drummond took the decision to move into manufacturing.
Today Drummonds’ main business is in the manufacture and distribution of classic bathroom products. The business owns and operates 3 factories that manufacture cast iron baths, brass fitting and china sanitary ware. Drummonds’ main markets are the UK and USA with distribution growing slowly in Europe and the rest of the world.
Drummonds head office and warehouse is located in Normandy (near Guildford) and our flagship showroom is in Chelsea, London. In 2011 Drummonds became ISO 9001 (2008) accredited for its customer service processes.
Many of our products are made unlike any others, from free standing cast iron baths with dry frit vitreous enamel to the lost wax brass casting process used to manufacture our taps, showers and other brassware.