Category Archives: LASSCO Flooring
28 September 2018
LASSCO is having a clearance sale of remaindered batches of reclaimed flooring. Individual batches in a range of timbers are ‘priced-to-clear’.
17 May 2018
The curtain has been drawn on the LASSCO Grand Designs Live showcase 2018 Your last chance to obtain remaining items from the collection below On something of a whim, LASSCO resolved recently to exhibit at this years Grand Designs show at the London Excel Centre. LASSCO stand at Grand Designs Live 2018 It all came about because Grand Designs host and noted...
26 March 2018
Please find below the opening hours for the three LASSCO shops – and associated restaurants and market – over the Easter holiday weekend 2018. With the exception of Good Friday, at least one of the shops is open on each day and, if we can help with each others’ enquiries we always will – so...
8 March 2018
LASSCO has salvaged a large stock of Edwardian Baltic Pine from a site with a history stretching back to 200 A.D.
11 September 2017
No salvage or reclamation firm in the Kingdom has as wide a selection of solid, practicable, serviceable historic and reclaimed Baltic Pine floorboards as LASSCO. If you were to enter into almost any building, commercial, public or domestic, built in Britain between the beginning of the Eighteenth Century and the end of the Last War and looked...
12 April 2017
A recent LASSCO supplied restoration of a C17th townhouse in the West End of London demonstrates that integrity of materials combined with an eye to improvement are the key ingredients in the enhancement and restoration of ancient buildings. Much like a piece of antique furniture, once wooden floors reach a certain age they all have an inherent...
1 November 2016
LASSCO has come into posession of a large quantity of reclaimed Victorian maple strip flooring from the Ogden’s tobacco factory in Liverpool. Ogden’s Imperial tobacco factory was constructed in Liverpool on its Boundary Lane site in 1899 by the Architect Henry Hartley in a heterogeneous and pleasingly indiscriminate ‘Queen Anne style’. It was a statement...
18 October 2016
In the Glass works of Central and Northern Europe at the middle point of the Twentieth Century a remarkable concord was achieved between the rigours of the industrial process and the artistic brilliance of a generation of craftsmen. The return to handmade glassware during the Final Act of the Industrial Age can seem unsurprising to...
29 September 2016
LASSCO has unearthed a large batch of decorative tiles from an historic London architectural gem, long thought lost without a trace. ‘Southampton Buildings’, headquarters of the Birkbeck Bank, stood between High Holborn and Chancery Lane between 1896 and 1964. The vast Victorian banking hall was built in two years by T.R. Knightley and Co. At...
14 March 2016
You, like us, may have been enjoying the nascent “Reclaim” magazine – not least due to the rather generous amount of its pages that are devoted to the LASSCO shops. Last month was a nicely written piece on the history of LASSCO and an interview with Adrian Amos. This month we got the front cover! The supply...
26 January 2016
Read about LASSCO’s hidden gems in the newly launched Reclaim magazine. Adrian Amos reveals all to Jane Common as she immerses herself in salvage heaven at LASSCO Ropewalk & LASSCO Brunswick House. Illustrated with Tim Kent’s photos the 10-page article delves into the history and captures the pioneering spirit of the business that Adrian founded...
4 December 2015
Charles Bell House, 67-73 Riding House Street. Like many otherwise obscure buildings in the heart of London, the building now known as Charles Bell House has a long pre-history and an anadromatic consistency of cultural significance. Named after the Professor of Physiology who gave UCL’s inaugural lecture in 1828 it now houses a number...