A brief history of our business.
is a family owned business which commenced in Burke Road Camberwell in 1983 under the name of Victorian Edwardian Restoration Supplies. That name was a bit of a mouthful so in 1986 when the business moved to Burwood Road Hawthorn it's name was changed to Period Details. In June 2015 Period Details moved again, this time to 2/8 Newcastle Road in Bayswater.
How has Period Details evolved?
Over the 32 years that Period Details have been in business their core business has changed and evolved. When the business was first started back in 1983 the focus was on second hand doors and fireplaces. The move to the Hawthorn store saw a slow move away from second hand items to reproduction items. Over the years the focus of the business and to some extent it's passion has seen a shift towards the supply and installation of Pressed Metal. The move to Bayswater has enabled Period Details to focus on Pressed Metal, period switches and restoration hardware. In the near future they will also be establishing a lighting showroom.
What do Period Details sell?
Period Details sell: Pressed Metal, Restoration Hardware, Period Switches, Lighting, Metal Flyscreen Doors (on-line only), Fireplace Screens, Buckets, Tools and Fenders (on-line only), Giftware (on-line only)
Pressed Metal (supply & installation)
Period Details are Melbourne's premier stockist of Australian made Pressed Metal. Pressed Metal can be used on walls and ceilings both internally and externally. Pressed Metal is fantastic used as a kitchen splashback. Once pressed the sheets are dipped in a "non-chromate" solution. This means they are ready to prime/seal/undercoat (eg. Dulux 1 step) and then to top-coat. When painting, just cut in a roll as you would a plaster wall/ceiling. Alternatively you can powdercoat the sheets with Dulux Duralloy, Alphatec, Precious Pearl or Electro ranges. Powdercoating is the best option for kitchen splashbacks.
Period Details hold many patterns of Pressed Metal in stock and our staff would love to help you with any questions that you have. If you send us a photo of the area (if available) and plans - a sketch is fine - we can calculate how many sheets you will need and provide an installation quote as well.
Period Details can supply custom made rods (1/2" or 3/4"), single cord units, single cord and chain units, 3 chain units, galleries, cover plates, multi arm pendants, wall brackets and glass shades. As our lights are made from solid brass they can be finished in: polished brass, old/antique brass, bronze, antique bronze (bronze with old brass highlights), bright chrome, antique nickel or brushed nickel. We also sell Il Fanale - Italian lights and the Lighting Inspiration range.
Period Details move has seen a reduction in the number of table lamps we have on display. We still stock Prism Australian Made table lamps.
Period Details stock an extensive range of electrical switches and timber blocks in: Victorian, Federation, Tudor/Bungalow, Art Deco and modern designs.
If you need architectural hardware for your home or business then you are sure to love Period Details wide range of hooks, curtain fittings, window fittings, door and cupboard knobs, hinges and locks. We also have a great range of ducted heating vent covers. Period Details are proud stockists of Tradco, Superior Brass and Domino Brass hardware. We ship Australia wide.
Our range of giftware is displayed on line. Feel free to ask to see items when you are in our showroom as space limitations mean that they are not all on display.
Period Details sell a wide range of quality Australia Made and imported bathroom fittings. These include shower rails, towel rails, towel rings, toilet rolls holders, hooks and shower caddies.
Period Details are proud on-line sellers of Burley and Cradle Mountain electric fires.
If you have a wood burning or gas fireplace then you really need a firescreen to keep it safe. On-line Period Details have a wide range of Australian Made and imported firescreens and firetools. They also supply freestanding grates and wood buckets and made to measure fenders.
Metal Fly-Screen Doors