Our workshop offers the most comprehensive service for horn players in the UK, from restringing a valve to a valve service or even a complete rebuild of a damaged instrument.

This attention and service is not just for owners of Paxmans. As exclusive importers of Alexander horns and parts, and stockists of many other brands, we have a large stock of parts and can therefore offer a quick turnaround as well as the superb craftsmanship you would expect.

Repairs and servicing will be carried out by the production team who build Paxman horns in the Union Street workshop, so you can be sure that your horn will receive the best care and attention whilst it is with us. Some services (e.g. relacquer) are not done in house, but if required, your horn will be securely shipped and checked over on return to ensure complete satisfaction.

The horn repair facility is open from 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and there will always be a member of staff who can discuss a repair and give an estimate of the costs involved. Every repair is obviously unique but the chart below provides a rough guide.

The prices shown include VAT.

Strip, polish and re-lacquer a double horn (does not include dent removal or any other repair work required) 924.00
Conversion from fixed bell to screw bell (does not include case) 528.00
Fit waterkey 55.50
Re-string valves 19.00
Fit new neoprene to valves 57.80
Fit new neoprene to valves - Holton 57.80
Fit adjustable hand rest 72.00
Fit adjustable finger hook 42.00
Valve service 216.00
Pump through 54.00



Paxman are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer a free loan instrument to any customer leaving their horn with us for repair. This means that as well as benefitting from having repairs or servicing carried out by the best equipped and most experienced workshop in the UK, you will not be without an instrument for however long your regular horn is with us.

The instruments supplied will be Paxman Academy or Series 4 horns (subject to availability) along with a backpack style case.


If you would like to discuss a repair, or would like more information,
please phone: (0)20 7620 2077, email or visit during workshop hours.

Jim Rattigan
Paxman Horns in Stock
Martin van de Merwe
Horn Rental