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  • 19 October 2015


    Go and tread the boards at the new Sonos Studio in Shoreditch – a great project that we were very pleased to have been involved with. Sonos are pioneers of smart wireless HiFi speakers and audio components. Their system unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Two weeks ago, in Shoreditch, they opened their second...

  • 25 August 2015

    St Olave’s Grammar School Reclaimed

    St Olave’s Grammar school has occupied a number of significant sites in its four hundred odd year history on the south bank of the London River. Most notable among these is the still extant 1895 building adjacent to Tower Bridge, designed in the Queen Anne Revival style by E.W. Mountford (Old Bailey, Sheffield and Northampton Town Halls)....

  • 26 January 2015

    The Gin Craze,

    In keeping with the current gin craze LASSCO has just taken delivery of over 200 sq m of wide reclaimed pine from a Scottish gin distillery. More sobering but no less exciting newly arrived stock is this Pitch Pine Strip, reclaimed from a school in Hertfordshire with an amazing natural patina. Ready to be laid, (does not...

  • 1 September 2014

    History, texture, interest…..timber cladding from LASSCO Ropewalk,

      Timber cladding (also referred to as wall boarding & wall cladding ) is seen repeatedly worldwide on both residential and commercial buildings of all shapes and sizes and design aesthetics. Some are rustic, some are planed to within an inch of their life and are very precise and contemporary. But timber cladding does not have to...

  • 8 August 2014

    Stepney Way Beam Pine,

    Stepney Way Beam Pine is  LASSCO shorthand for remilled Principal Joists salvaged from mid 19th Century London commercial buildings. Our first batch came from Stepney Way in the eponymous East End parish. These were large cross section timbers resawn in our sawmills to yield superb and characterful wide boards.  The vast majority of pine used in...

  • 4 June 2014

    Get the mono look,

        Black and white tiles are classic and timeless,  particularly in bathrooms, kitchens & hallways & perennially popular.   ”… in my years at LASSCO  I have yet to see a decline in demand for them”, Nick Newman, Manager, LASSCO Ropewalk Available to order from LASSCO Ropewalk.  (£12 each,  one size 20cmx20cmx18mm)      

  • 8 May 2014

    Reclaimed Greenheart Guitar

    Mario Morgante makes Electric Guitars. Like all stringed instruments a guitar relies on the most stable of materials being used in its construction. Mario has trawled through the LASSCO stock and found some superb greenheart to make the neck of his most recent creation – starting life as the deck of the Woolwich Ferry this...

  • 7 April 2014

    Easter Weekend Opening Hours

    The Three LASSCO shops are adopting differing opening hours this weekend – so you should be able to get your fix of LASSCO at one of them throughout Easter – but please check the opening times below:   LASSCO Three Pigeons in Oxfordshire: Good Friday: Closed but with Limited Viewing available (the Restaurant will be Open) Easter...

  • 22 November 2013

    Hardy Amies profiles Harry Amos

    From the Hardy Amies series, ‘Neighbourhood Portraits’. Featuring LASSCO Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market and the musings of our tally clark Harry. See more on

  • 14 November 2013

    Not What, But How by WORKSHOP Architecture

        LASSCO was proud to donate reclaimed pine boards to WORKSHOP Architecture for their upcoming exhibition, Not What, But How. WORKSHOP is a non-profit organisation that deals primarily with impoverished communities, building schools and learning environments. The centre piece of the exhibition is a large live/work space comprised of shelves, desks and a ladder...

  • 23 October 2013

    Chevron Oak Parquet Featured

    Have a look at the article about Jessica McCormack’s fabulous new shop in Mayfair featured in the October 2013 issue of World of Interiors. At LASSCO Three Pigeons we worked hard to get just the required look and finish, bringing in the oak from our  salvage sources on the Continent. The finished floor looks really smart.   Jessica McCormack has...

  • 12 October 2013

    Reclaimed wood featured in November’s Country Living,

    Earlier this year an  original exhibition, Wool House, took place  at Somerset House in London.  Josephine Ryan, an antiques dealer and interior designer styled one of  the rooms  using reclaimed wood  from  LASSCO to make panelling and shelves.  These and other ideas are  featured in the Wonder of Wool article produced by Ben Kendrick in the new Country Living magazine.    ‘Reclaimed wood makes the...