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Lassco Three Pigeons
Emma Mawston, head of design for Liberty Fabrics, loves spending time at Lassco’s Oxfordshire store. ‘After enjoying some great food beside a roaring fire, wander among baths and vintage fireplaces, then head outside to the large backyard,’ she recommends. ‘You’ll feel as if you are lost in time – there’s the most dramatic array of architectural salvage on offer. We wanted to buy so much!
London Road, Milton Common OX9 (lassco.co.uk)
Les Oakes & Sons Architectural Reclamation
A vintage industrial cabinet in metal with a reclaimed floorboard top; hand-painted wooden circus signs; a wooden carpenters’ workbench: these are just a few of the unique pieces you may come across if you make the trip to this Stoke-on-Trent salvage yard.
Hales View Farm, Oakamoor Road, Cheadle ST10 (facebook.com/lesoakesandsons)
The champions of the reused and repurposed, Adam Hills and Maria Speake are making reclaimed materials chic. They believe that a well-made piece has timeless charm and you can find an ever-changing supply of them, from joinery to quarried stone and found furniture on their website and at their warehouse.
1016 Harrow Road, London NW10 (retrouvius.com)
This five-and-a-half-acre reclamation yard in Somerset is a family-run business that has been in operation since 1985. One of the largest sources of architectural antiques and salvage in the country, it specialises in traditional building materials such as paving slabs, slate flooring and reclaimed bricks.
Coxley, Wells BA5 (wellsreclamation.com)
This North London-based reclamation yard is full of finds for vintage hunters, from enamel lamps and chandeliers to Victorian doors and antique kitchenware. The team can also restore traditional fireplaces to their former glory.
189 High Road, London NW10 (willesdensalvage.co.uk)
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