Roberts Radio Re-covering Service FAQ

How are orders affected by the Corona Virus Crisis?

I am not currently taking orders for the re-covering service but plan to be doing so by the end of July.

How do I order the re-covering service?

When the service is live you can purchase it HERE. Make sure to select your choice of fabric in the 'Select a Fabric' box or choose 'supply your own'.  Details for sending your radio are sent with the order acknowledgement.

How long will it take?

Two to three weeks from receipt of your radio.

How do I get my radio to you?

Package it carefully!  This is best done in a box 4 inches bigger all around than the radio and well packed with bubble wrap or scrunched up paper. If you don't have a box this big make sure to protect the aerial and grill very well as these are easily dented. Please include a return address. We recommend a reliable, tracked courier such as Parcelforce or DPD. No need to send the batteries or power lead.  Our address is in the order acknowledgement

What radio models do you recover?

All the Revival models (including the R250, RD10, RD50, RD60, RD70, Revival Mini and iStream)

What fabrics can you recover a radio in and how much do you need?

The fabric needs to be at least 100 by 50 cm in size and in one piece. Most fabrics are possible, although best results are obtained with medium weight fabrics such as might be used for cushions or light curtains. Dressmaking cotton tends to be too thin and it is also difficult to achieve good results with very thick fabrics. Most successful, we think, are oilcloth, cotton duck or tweed. If choosing a patterned fabric select a small pattern or one with minimal plain space. The front of the radio is small in area and large or widely separated designs can get lost.

Can you repair radios that don't work?

We can replace parts like aerials or grills at cost but if you require a repair Roberts offer a competitive service:  Radio Repairs