Samuel Heath Factory Visit

Insight into the factory

Recently, West One Bathrooms ventured to the Samuel Heath factory in Birmingham to gain a closer look at the process and expertise behind creating high-end, handcrafted brassware.

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Our experience:

Our team recently visited the Samuel Heath factory in Birmingham, UK, to gain insight into the craftsmanship that goes into each and every product. Renowned for their attention to detail and exceptional durability, Samuel Heath brassware is a popular choice amongst leading hotels.


Samuel Heath  Polishing
Samuel Heath – Polishing

Brass Polishing

The polishing of the brass can be broken down into several stages.

  • Once the brass is clean, it should be sanded to remove any scratches or imperfections. This can be done using sandpaper of varying grits, starting with a coarser grit and progressing to a finer one. This can be seen on the image on the left.
  • After sanding, the brass should be buffed to bring out its shine. This can be done using a buffing wheel and a buffing compound specifically designed for brass. This can be seen on the image on the right.
  • The final stage of polishing brass is to bring out a high shine. This can be done using a soft cloth and a brass polish.

Hot Stamping Brass

Hot stamping is a process used to transfer an image or text onto a material, including brass, using heat and pressure.Brass billet is placed between metal dies where it is pressed into shape with 22 ton weight.

Hot stamping is a versatile and cost-effective process for marking brass and other materials. It is often used in the production of brassware, jewellery, and other decorative items.


Samuel Heath can be found on display in any of our showrooms.

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