April 19, 2014

AGA range cooker insulation in Oxfordshire

This was a 30 year old AGA range cooker in Oxfordshire. Not the worst for cleanliness but the insulation was very poor and it was pumping out huge amounts of heat without cooking anything! I changed the lid liners, lid tops, door liners and all the insulation plus topped up the vermiculite – a lot of work but it looked great and should be much more efficient now its back on and working hard again!

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates


Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!