What is Truly Reclaimed?

Created by Salvo, the Truly Reclaimed standard ensures that a material or product is genuine and distinguishes real antique, reclaimed and salvaged items from fake new products made to resemble the old. In public locations, a QR tag can inform people about the historical, social and eco-benefits of real reuse.

Reuse products with a past and reduce your carbon footprint

Truly Reclaimed delivers true circularity by maximising resources and embodied carbon in the reuse of materials at their highest value, with minimum downcycling and waste.

Truly Reclaimed label in a salvage showroom

Reclaimed is a brand worth protecting

The Truly Reclaimed label has grown from Salvo’s experience of over 30 years championing reuse. It shines a light on reclamation, an industry that is helping to combat climate change by reducing the need for new construction products, lessening the CO2 emitted during production and depletion of natural resources.

You can make a difference by choosing Truly Reclaimed

See your positive environmental impact climb

Truly Reclaimed floors and wall cladding reused in a small restaurant can save the embodied energy of more than 1000 bottles of wine.

Truly Reclaimed wood floors fitted into one room of an average house saves the carbon emissions of more than 50 nights in a low carbon hotel.

A shop with a floor area of around 50m2 with Truly Reclaimed wood shelving will save the embodied CO2e of more than 300 pairs of jeans.  

Find out how we can support you in increasing reuse and sourcing Truly Reclaimed materials for your projects 

The story behind the material

Where possible Truly Reclaimed will provide the provenance of a product or material – detailing a chain of custody from where it started life to the transformations it has undertaken. Often such stories are lost with the exchange of owner. Now curious customers can discover the impact of reuse and the past lives of materials.

QR code can reveal stories behind the material

A rare chance to own a piece of Liberty's iconic architectural history 

Liberty is collaborating with Salvo to support its mission to rehome Truly Reclaimed walnut, oak, and mahogany woodwork. The sale comprises two grand staircases and a grand entrance hall from the 1920s. Carefully deconstructed from the listed building – now known as Liberty House on Regent Street. Delve into Liberty’s architectural history and discover the environmental benefits behind reuse.

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About Salvo

Reclaim, Reuse, Repeat since 1991.

Truly Reclaimed is sister to the Salvo Code, a world-leading reclamation assurance scheme of businesses dealing in architectural salvage and reclaimed material that meet high standards in responsible sourcing. 

Salvo is the destination for reuse with the original architectural salvage marketplace, SalvoWEB.com. From DIYers to designers, architects and builders, Salvo helps match something reclaimed or recrafted with someone who wants to reuse it.