Cleaning and Overhaul

Over many years of use, even with regular tuning and maintenance, dust and dirt progressively builds up within the organ impairing the smooth working of the organ’s action and impairing good pipe speech. This can cause the organ to become less reliable and lead to “off” notes and stops.

In the usual church environment, it is advisable to clean the organ every 20-25 years. In certain more polluted environments the organ may need to be cleaned more frequently.

We are happy to provide reports on the organ’s condition and advise on whether a cleaning would restore the brightness and reliability of the organ. As the organ is completely dismantled for cleaning, this provides the perfect opportunity to rectify small faults, such as collapsing pipework, or carry out a more thorough restoration.

This will give the organ a new lease of life and many more years of reliable service.

Cleaning and overhauls carried out in recent years:
  • All Saints Lydd
  • Campion Hall Oxford
  • St Margaret Bethersden
  • St Mary’s RC Monmouth
  • St Richard Ham
  • St Barnabas Mitcham
  • All Saints Farnborough
  • St Mary’s Battersea
  • St Barnabas Downham
  • St Andrew Totteridge
  • House organ Canterbury
  • All Saints Crondall
Wintle Organs | Refurbishment, repair and tuning of pipe organs
Wintle Organs | Refurbishment, repair and tuning of pipe organs
Other work includes:
  • Hertford College Oxford   Re voicing reed stops
  • Wimbledon Common Our Lady and St Peter   Repairs to the solid state switching system.
  • St James Merton   Updating the piston system and re leathering the Pedal Bordon chest.
  • St Marys RC Cathedral Gibraltar   Supply and fit a new blower and re leather the drawstop action.
  • Dover Boys Grammar School   Organ dismantled and moved to the new school and fitted with a new blower, humidifier and a new solid state switching system.
  • Lantwit Major Tabernacle Chapel   Repairs to the winding system
  • St Ethelredas  Ely Place   Soundboard repairs.
  • London   House Organ moved to a newly built music room.
  • Broad Chalke All Saints  Action re set
  • Colliers Wood Christ Church   New blower fitted and repairs to damaged bellows.
  • St Barnabas Mitcham   Bellows re leathered