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Architectural Salvage

We are renovating our 1930s Arts& Crafts home and are looking to sell some York stone, wood floors and fireplaces. Can you recommend a company that can buy and remove items?

I suggest you try companies that deal in reclamation, as they might be interested in your products. You can log on to TheHouseDirectory link to the Architectural Salvage category listed on the home page for listings. You can also try Salvo, which was established in 1992 to encourage the re-use building materials. Their online directory lists suppliers of architectural salvage, antiques, and reclaimed materials all over the UK (and see for suppliers abroad). There is also an annual Salvo Fair - the only architectural salvage fair in the UK.

I am looking for someone to help design my house, but want my home to appear as if it grew into its look, not as if it has been professionally designed. I particularly like vintage style.

Retrouvius is an unusual reclamation business incorporating a design practice. Their contemporary interior projects illustrate subtle ways of using salvage. Stock includes hardwood worktops, columns, fireplaces, modern furniture and eclectic decorative pieces.

I am looking for reclaimed bathroom fittings and I also need an old roll top bath restored. Can you help?

Drummonds' 70,000 sq ft showroom stocks an array of high quality architectural antiques including: doors and windows, door furniture, fireplaces, staircases, floor and wall tiles, interior lighting, exterior lighting, original bathroom pieces, garden structures, artefacts and statues, gates and railings. A bathroom restoration and a complete bath re-enamelling service is also available. You should also visit The Water Monopoly for stunning reclaimed bathroom fittings.

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