At GO-Organ Builders Ltd. we understand that all our clients deserve a high quality personal service. To ensure this we pledge to provide you with the following -
* Always keep you informed at every stage.
* We will never push you or tell you that work 'must be done'.
* With a 'can do' approach regardless of your budget.
* We explain to our clients the work that we do to ensure you get the most from your organ.
Always approachable - if you have any questions feel free to speak to us, email us or check our frequently asked questions page.
Tuning and Maintenance
A tuning and maintenance visit involves rectifying common faults (e.g. ciphers), as well as tuning through the organ. For larger organs this would usually involve tuning one division and the reeds. Prices vary depending on the size, location and condition of the organ, but contact us for our standard tuning visit costs.
Visits of two or more days can be arranged upon request. Before any tuning contract is entered into, we will visit the organ to assess it's condition, and if requested give our advice on work that needs to be carried out.
Clean and Overhaul
A clean and overhaul is generally required every 15 years . This involves removing, cleaning and repairing pipes, overhauling soundboards, cleaning reservoirs and chests and repair or replacement of leatherwork. Most clients opt for changes to the instrument during this time, such as changes to the action or small tonal changes.
A rebuild would involve major tonal and/or mechanical changes to the organ, as well as much of the same work as carried out during a clean and overhaul.
Electrification of Action
Many common problems with organs are caused by decayed or damaged leatherwork, or the use of leather substitutes that have deteriorated. In this instance we can replace some or all leatherwork, dependant on the problem, or condition.
Quotes available upon request.
Should an organ be unplayable due to faults, we can spend time just making it playable. Although we rectify faults on tuning and maintenance visits, it is sometimes necessary to spend a day or more just rectifying faults. If the organ has not been in use for some time due to faults it is advisable that you arrange with us a tuning following on from a faults visit.
An emergency faults visit can be arranged for ciphers, notes not playing or any other problem. We are available to work evenings and weekends for emergency call outs.
During an important event, such as a recital, it is wise to have an organ builder on stand-by, in case of any problems. A stand-by visit would also include checking through the organ and tuning if necessary. We will repeat this during the interval if requested.