With so many companies making sustainability claims, it can be hard to navigate the market to know which materials deserve our trust, and that’s where Truly Reclaimed comes in.
Truly Reclaimed items range from large architectural antiques to salvaged fireplaces, flooring and lighting. For the certification, the term reclaimed means antique, salvaged, or secondhand. In essence, the products will have had a past life and reuse will allow them to have a future life.
Truly Reclaimed Products
Stock categories include:
Fine Architectural Antiques – Fireplaces & chimneypieces, – Bathrooms – Kitchens – Antique, Vintage & Recrafted Furniture – Decorative Antiques – Lighting – Bygones – Antique Garden Ornament – Statuary – Doors & Door Furniture – Windows & Stained Glass – Radiators – Reclaimed Wood Flooring – Reclaimed Timber – Reclaimed Bricks – Reclaimed Flagstones & Floor Tiles – Reclaimed Roof Tiles & Slates – Reclaimed Stone Walling – Staircases – Architectural Woodwork – Architectural Stone – Architectural Metal – Modern Salvage
Reclaimed long Pine floorboards one of many Truly Reclaimed products on BCA Matériaux Anciens’ website
The growing list of Truly Reclaimed suppliers includes businesses based in the UK and Europe
The Antique Oak Flooring Company
A family run business with a lifetime in the reclamation and reuse of antique and reclaimed flooring. Discover why choosing Truly Reclaimed flooring is a design ethos, rather than a single aesthetic.
From the untamed beauty of Georgian pine floorboards to the fresh palette of English Beech parquet, The Antique Oak Flooring Company is renowned for its supply of characterful reclaimed flooring for period and historic restoration, as well as all manner of commercial and private projects.
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Willow Court farm,
TN26 2PB, UK
Vast collections of reclaimed architectural wares and fine period pieces with incredible provenance come with elegance and edge. Established for over 30 years, The Architectural Forum is a prime resource for architectural antiques and has been involved in some of the largest salvage jobs, including the rescue of architectural pieces from the Baltic Exchange, which is now home to the Gherkin.
On the surface, the process of salvaging parts from an old building can seem relatively straightforward, but it is often a very challenging and pressured task for Jason and the team. Conscious to reclaim, refurbish and reuse as much as possible, they supply timeworn perfection.
Noted for their expertise in antique fireplaces, they also offer a made-to-measure service, crafting fireplaces from reclaimed marble. Reclaimed stonework is repaired by Architectural Forum’s in-house mason. Restoration and refurbishment of all iron items, including cast iron fireplace inserts, fixtures and fittings, and cast iron radiators, is also done at the workshop in Hertfordshire.
Visits are welcome by appointment
The Architectural Forum,
Ware House Headquarters,
Marsh Lane, Ware,
SG12 9QQ, UK
BCA Matériaux Anciens
As BCA Matériaux Anciens recognises, France is famous for many things, from haute couture fashion to gastronomy and fine wines, and also right up there is France’s fine antique materials and architectural salvage. Influenced by its roots in the demolition industry, since 1995 BCA has sourced, and rescued antique materials for reuse.
An early ambassador for Truly Reclaimed materials, BCA is about authenticity and character. Assisting architects, designers and private clients worldwide on projects ranging from historic homes and gardens to contemporary modern architecture and landscapes.
One unforgettable project here in the UK is 6a architects’ addition to the beautifully Brutalist Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. Cowan Court, the new halls of residence evokes the tone of the existing 60s brick-built buildings on the campus with old oak boards in their natural untreated state. BCA supplied 120 year old reclaimed timber from old railway carriage floors to clad Cowan Court.
Choose between stock yards and showrooms in the heart of Normandy (East of Caen) or the Maine & Loire (North-West of Angers), or travel through eras that mark the history of France through products and their patina, which is displayed well on the web.
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Route de Crane -I’Hôtellerie-de-Flée,
49500 Segré en Anjou Bleu,
RN 13 – 4 Avenue de Paris,