Alchemy offer on-site application of flame-retardant coatings.

UK wide service. Out of hours appointments available.


Our retardants are produced in a ISO9001 quality assured environment.


We can apply a fire-retardant treatment to a large range of items including fabrics, Costumes, Drapes, Backdrops, Carpets, Wall Coverings, Bamboo, Paper, Natural Twigs, Flowers, Timber and much more.


Alchemy have carried out assignments for:

The Royal Opera House, Harrods, Selfridges, Disney, Pinewood Studios, Tottenham Hotspur, The 02, John Lewis, Burberry and numerous public venues that are subject to

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


IOSH Site Safe Accredited | British Safety Council Level 2 Fire Risk Assessors  

Working at Height V3.00 Certificated | CIS Registered

ICO Registered ZA888382

Carbon Neutral



I had the opportunity to work with Mr McDaid on three different productions.

I gave him several period and modern costumes to be

treated with fire retardant and the service was always excellent.

I'm happy, not only because of his professionalism, but for his care with the costumes and his punctuality in either collecting and delivering. I won't doubt to contact him again in future productions.

Laura Lo Surdo

Costume Supervisor

The Royal Opera House London

Previous companies that we have used have been a bit hit and miss. You have got a massive thumbs up from everyone. Thanks so much for your help. Look forward to working with you again.

Leanne Edwards

Visual Merchandising


The service that I received from Alchemy was as surprising as it was excellent. It was 4.30 on a Friday aftrernoon when my MD gave me the task of finding someone who could fire proof a ridiculous quantity

of the most awkward material known to man.

On top of that it had to be on-site the next morning.

Luckily for me my first call was to Alchemy and within a couple 

of hours they were at our premises and the job was underway. No fuss, no hassle, no problem, they just got the job done. 10/10

Jamie Usher

S2 Events


We saved £1500 on the earlier quote that we received.

Colin Bott

School Business Manager

Westcliff High School For Girls

Martin and David were a pleasure to work with. We will definitely use their company again.

Amelia Hobson

The Rug Company


David you saved my day! Brilliant, super efficient and so kind of you to attend and treat our community art project at the last minute. Thank you so much. A true gentleman and an angel. Highly recommend to anyone that is need of flame-proofing.

Daniella Maria

Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre London.

Thanks again for the work carried out flame-proofing my garden umbrellas. 30 of these were sold for use at a rock festival in Europe. They needed to be fire retardant and waterproof for outdoor use. The research and testing that you did enabled an effective treatment to be applied and allowed my sale to proceed.

Once again thanks for all of your efforts.

Colin Lighten

Oriental Umbrellas



Alchemy Retardants Ltd

7 Bell Yard



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