Category Archives: flooring
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...
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...
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...
27 October 2015
A small selection of some of our 2015 press. Clockwise from top left: A Spanish wrought iron overdoor panel (Mail on Sunday YOU magazine), Wide pine boards reclaimed from a Scottish Gin Distillery (Period Living), A plaster cast of a classical foot by Peter Hone (House&Garden), A fairground crown (Livingetc).
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 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)....
1 September 2014
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 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...
22 November 2013
From the Hardy Amies series, ‘Neighbourhood Portraits’. Featuring LASSCO Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market and the musings of our tally clark Harry. See more on neighbourhoodportraits.com
14 November 2013
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...