We manufacture a wide range of decorative floor grilles in a variety of metals and finishes such as brass, antique brass, bronze, stainless steel, nickel and chrome plated finishes. We have an existing range of forty standard patterns, which we adapt to suit the bespoke size and shape you require. Many of these patterns match our air vent range so that air vents and grilles can be ordered to match, but we also have many patterns exclusive to our floor grille range to meet the more exacting demands of this grill location.

To browse patterns and finishes, go straight to our Floor Grilles Shop page.  Here you can simply enter sizes for an instant quotation, or further tweak the style and add an accessory, such as a frame, and then enter sizes and quantities for quotation and purchasing.  If you have a requirement outside of our online range then we can copy or adapt a pattern provided by you, or even create a new one especially for you. Logos and branding can also be included.

Air Vent Grilles can be quoted and purchased online from our Air Vent Grilles Shop page.  Linear Floor Grilles are not currently available to purchase online so please navigate to the Quote Request section on the Linear Grilles page to ensure we get the right information from you in order to quote.  

Floor Grille Brass Linear Floor Grille Bronze Floor Grille Bespoke Pattern
Satin Chrome Finish
Steel Floor Grille
Brass Linear Floor
Polished Brass
Floor Grille
Antique Brass Floor Grille With Frame Antique Brass Floor Grille Without Frame Brass Floor Grille
Antique Brass Floor
Grille With Frame
Antique Brass Floor
Grille Without Frame
Bimetallic Brass and
Steel Floor Grille
Square Pattern Polished Brass Floor Grille with T Frame Brass Linear Floor Grille Bronze Floor Grille 2
Polished Brass Floor
Grille with T Frame
Brass Linear Floor
Bronze Finish
Decorative Floor Grille


Where bespoke patterns are specified for floor grilles or vents, drawings can be provided for approval upon placing of the order and prior to manufacturing the metal floor grilles.

Clients often have a specific open area needed for the grilles to suit their HVAC air flow requirements. We can advise on the open area percentages of our grille patterns, make recommendations of the most suitable patterns for a particular situation and in most cases adapt the proportions of many of our patterns to help meet your needs.

But it is not only the pattern that makes our grilles the perfect fit for your needs. Our modern manufacturing techniques offer the perfect balance of functioning grille, with optimum airflow, beautiful metalwork and strength to cope with many years of use in your home or venue. The thickness of our floor grilles is also adapted to suit both the overall size of the grilles and the nature of the trench or rebate that they will be fitted into.

Each pattern can be made in any finish and even aged to best suit the new or existing decorative scheme. We have worked with numerous interior designers, developers and specifiers to this end and our grilles are installed in all sizes of residence throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. Therefore, whether you need just one grille in a domestic environment or large flowing runs of them for refurbishment of a historic national venue, we can work with you to determine and develop the best solution for your project. With the wide combination of patterns, finishes and styles available, you are certain to find a unique solution to your floor grille requirements.

Similarly, to our vent grilles, some metals and finishes are more suitable in some situations than others. Modern buildings often suit our satin nickel and stainless steel grilles, whilst interiors of older styles are often matched with our range of antiqued brass and bronze finishes. Although the more decorative brass and bronze and their patinated versions are also being used increasingly in modern developments as well. In historic situations and those of significant provenance our aim is often to bear the natural wear of a finish in mind and create a finish and appeal that will develop with time exactly as it would have if it had been there for hundreds of years. But the choice is yours, and we can manufacture to match all design needs.

In many cases matching frames are deemed appropriate, providing the perfect level surface into which the grilles sit as well as providing a defining outline for them to sit inside, all perfectly flush with your floor level. Our sales office staff will be able to advise on the use and suitability of frames for your needs. Where the edges of a floor aperture or trench are imperfect, we can also provide frames that cover the uneven edges of the floor surface to remove these imperfections.

Other factors unique to the underfoot nature of floor grilles, such as whether they will be placed in high or low traffic areas, can also play a part in design choices. In some cases, such as high traffic venues, there is a requirement for floor grilles to have a heel proof quality. This can be achieved in a number of ways. Whilst it often provides a contradiction with the open area requirements and reduces the number of patterns practicable in such situations, we do have solutions specifically for these situations.

Although our floor grilles are primarily based on rectangular holes and runs, most usually encountered with trench heaters and utility access points, we can also work with you to achieve more bespoke arrangements such as corner and angled grilles. We have worked on projects to supply curved and circular grilles and can design grilles to include cut outs to clear pipework or other obstructions.


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London’s Decorative Metalwork and Metal Grille Specialist

James Gilbert & Son specialises in high quality decorative metalwork. We are the world's oldest manufacturer of decorative metal grilles. Over the last 135 years we've produced architectural quality metal works for some of the biggest brands on the planet, yet we don't forget our roots nor our smaller customers.

We use manufacturing, polishing and patinating techniques that we have honed to perfection for over a century, alongside contemporary engineering technologies.

At the centre of our business are decorative grilles including hand woven-wire and regency grilles, decorative screens and panels with associated frames and decorative metalwork. These grace some of the finest hospitality and entertainment venues, public buildings and private residences the length and breadth of the U.K. and beyond.

We have expanded our core range to produce products which befit modern living; offering a greater range of materials, designs and finishes than ever before. This range includes floor grilles, air conditioning grilles, air vents, radiator covers, decorative screens, frames, inlays, endings, cladding materials, security products, shelving systems, furniture, fittings and much more.

We are always using our knowledge and experience to bring innovative products and metal processing techniques to the market and our 2016 range includes a whole portfolio of new materials designed to contrast and compliment our metalwork. The location of our central London works makes us ideally located for supplying high quality decorative metalwork at short notice to satisfy the fast paced requirements of London’s design and construction industries.

We provide a fully comprehensive decorative metalwork manufacturing service. Our brass, bronze and steel products including radiator and floor grilles, furniture, fixtures and fittings are dispatched all over the world. We work with architects, interior designers, construction contractors and fit out companies, product designers and private clients on contemporary and historic projects where a high standard and attention to detail are required. We are more than happy to instruct and advise your on site contractors to ensure fitted products are applied correctly. With our extensive experience of processing and chemically treating metals, all our decorative metal grilles and associated decorative metal products can be treated to make the finish match the style and era of the project. We also colour match existing finishes if samples of original pieces are supplied. We have fully equipped metal working facilities with both historic and state-of-the-art machinery, which means our skilled craftsmen can truly fulfil your decorative interior and architectural metalwork requirements.

Whether your project involves the restoration of a single item – such as the supply of a single radiator grille - or the complete refurbishment of a modern department store or chain of historic hotels, please send us details of the project now including measurements, photographs, architectural drawings, CAD files, pdf’s, sketches on envelopes, pipe cleaner models, vague notions and loose concepts are all accepted as starting points. The best results are achieved when we are included in the early stages of a project from where we are happy to advise and be on hand to help all the way through to completion. Let us initiate the discussion as to how we can help you now, and we look forward to working with you!

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We guarantee that you will be more than happy with our decorative grilles. If you have any queries, please get in touch.