Frequently asked Questions


How long does it take to frame my artwork?

Normal turnaround is two weeks, specialist finishes, gilded and sprayed frames will take a little longer. For rush orders we have surcharges as follows:

  • 1-2 weeks + 15%
  • 3 days - 1 week + 25%
  • Under 3 days + 50%

How much is a frame?

Our framing can start at around £50, but it’s best to email your enquiry with as much detail as possible, for an initial estimate. Empty antique frames start at around £30.

VAT is charged at 20%

Do you have a price list?

We don’t have a price list as such. Our framing is all dependent on the dimensions of the artwork and involves the size and type of mount, the frame itself and the type of glazing used. We use a sophisticated computer pricing system that will itemise each component for you to see and give an accurate cost. We are happy to send you estimates by email based on your dimensions and specifications. When comparing quotes please rest assured that all our pricing is for Conservation Framing done to the Pure & Applied high standards. Please check you are comparing like for like. Our larger frames, for example, may include subframes to ensure adequate strength.

How can I pay?

We take all major credit and debit cards including Amex and bank transfer (BACS)

Do you do all work on site?

We have a workshop within a short walk of 169 Bermondsey Street where all the framing is done by our team.

Where can I collect the finished framed works?

Works may be collected from 169 Bermondsey Street but please phone or email the day before your finished order is due. This will avoid you having to wait and ensure the finished work has been brought over from our workshop.  Alternatively, but only by prior arrangement, they may be collected from the workshop, a short walk away, just outside the congestion zone and with free car parking. 

Do you deliver?

We are happy to arrange local, national and international deliveries at additional cost.

Do you pack for shipping?

We do not build art shipping cases, but we can organise this for you if required.

Do you have Insurance?

We are covered up to value of £5,000 per item, but we advise that you extend your own insurance for artworks of a higher value.

Do you provide a hanging service?

We do not provide a hanging service but can recommend installation services.

Do you offer on-site consultations?

Due to the huge range of options, variations and possibilities, it is more convenient for consultations to take place at 169 Bermondsey Street. If an on-site visit is required we charge £100 plus travel expenses, which is then deducted from any final order.