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Reclaimed Tap Companies in the UK

  • Supplies a wide range of building and ornamental materials, including roofing materials, re-claimed building materials, landscaping materials and much much...

  • The Reclaim and Salvage Company operate their friendly reclamation yard in the Suffolk town of Lowestoft and ship reclaimed materials and furniture across the...

  • Coventry Demolition Company Limited
    Company has been supplying construction and reclaimed materials to both the public and trade customers for over 20 years.
  • Trainspotters Ltd
    Dealers in selective architectural salvage and period decorative items, with an emphasis on the 20th Century and on industrial fixtures and fittings.
  • Cox's Architectural Salvage Yard
    Offers one of the largest and most varied stocks of reclaimed building materials and architectural antiques in the country.
  • Wilsons Conservation Building Products
    Architectural salvage including reclaimed timber, floor boarding, period cast iron and marble fireplaces, spiral staircases, stained glass panels, refurbished periods cast iron radiators and architectural features for Bar and Hotel restoration.
  • Neville Griffiths
    Architectural salvage guru for period living and BBC home front.

Where to buy reclaimed taps

  • Rose Green Tiles & Reclamation Limited - 206 Rose Green Road, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS5 7UP, 0117 952 0109
  • The Reclaim and Salvage Company - North Sea House, Wollaston Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2PD, 01502 589111

Is it better to purchase original reclaimed products than brand new replicas?

Kind Regards

Jane Withenshaw

Hi Jane

Depending on the style and age of your property will largely decide which option is best for you to purchase. In some cases it may only be possible to source an original piece for the item you need. It is usually possible to find a good reclamation yard or salvage company in your local area but before visiting I would recommend researching both the product you need and the era of your property to ensure you know what you are looking for.

There are particular styles for different eras and it is very easy to be swayed by the look and style of an item rather than purchase a product which you would actually find in your property when it was built. Fire places, taps, door handles, doors and radiators are some of the most popular items however most yards will hold some highly interesting features which could be incorporated to your home to provide that ‘wow’ factor.

Many of the popular items can also be bought having been made using contemporary methods and products. The benefits of purchasing a modern replica is that if something does go wrong there is likely to be some form of guarantee. Also products can be much easier to install, for example an old cast iron bath is much heavier than a modern day replica, which can be made of fibre glass and acrylic.

Most decisions as to whether to buy original or newly manufactured items are purely down to personal taste with a little consideration about what your property is able to structurally withstand.

The best advice I can give is to suggest you view both the new and the old so you can see exactly how different they are and whether one would suit your particular application better.

I hope this helps

Angela Gallacher, The Construction Centre