Category Archives: Architectural Salvage
4 June 2020
On Monday 15th June 2020: LASSCO re-opens. During the Lockdown we haven’t stopped trading; our skeleton team has enjoyed making fantastic deals throughout the last few weeks, selling remotely via our website. The astute have grabbed glorious bargains in a Lockdown Clearance section of the website (it continues for now but don’t miss it). We...
13 May 2020
If there’s a recurring question from customers – agog at the glorious salvage crammed into the LASSCO shops and yards in Oxfordshire and London – it is “Where do you get all this stuff from?”. Another is “Who is going to buy that?”. The answer to the first is: “Take a seat – this is...
24 June 2019
Wavy, pink, white brass A LASSCO architectural salvage runner has revealed to us that he has in his possession a shining example of London’s Modernist past that was believed to be lost over a decade ago. The complete facade, excluding Swedish Black granite, made up Gainsborough and Everyman House. The reclaimed material in question...
19 February 2019
At LASSCO Three Pigeons we’ve had all kinds of fun this month salvaging “sectional bookcases” from the library of a Surrey-based Architectural Historian. Over the years, his library had got so out of control that the light-switch could only be reached by threading a broomstick through one of the many teetering mountains of architectural tomes....
28 November 2018
LASSCO bids a fond farewell to another big beast of the Victorian public house interior.
30 October 2018
The origins of LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage & Supply Company) can be traced way back through “Geo. Amos & Son” – a cabinet makers in the East End – to sawyers at Spilmersford Mill on the Tyne in East Lothian in Georgian times. It was in the 1970’s that Adrian Amos saw the opportunity...
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...
12 March 2018
Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet “Concrete Bob” [1847 – 1934] , and Director of the great British construction firm that bears his grandfather’s name, died at the age of 82 last week. Bill, unsurprisingly, given his civil engineering experience was more a hands-on practical man than the nabob...
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...
3 July 2017
If you like the smell of fresh tarmac get down to LASSCO Three Pigeons. After weeks of preparatory work, today and tomorrow we have the big pour – followed by the big roll (Mon/Tues 3/4th July 2017). We do need a bigger car park – the new one should be plenty big enough – we...
29 March 2017
LASSCO’s in house carpenter creates one-off items of furniture combining integrity of materials with admirable utility. We encourage our customers to ponder what they can do themselves with our wealth of salvaged materials. With so much remarkable and historical salvage dispersed across our three sites, we at LASSCO are often sorely tempted to take up and...