Gateway to the world of architectural salvage, architectural antiques, antique doors, antique fireplaces, garden antiques, antique ironwork, antique lighting, old radiators, antique windows, reclaimed building materials, reclaimed bricks, reclaimed flagstones, reclaimed flooring, reclaimed stone and reclaimed roof tiles and slates. See salvo.co.uk salvo.us salvoweb.com
To search for a single keyword or set of keywords simply type the keywords, eg reclaimed bricks, which will find stories containing the word reclaimed and the word bricks. To search for a specific phrase please enclose it in double quotes, eg "reclaimed bricks", which will find stories with the exact phrase 'reclaimed bricks'.
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HONESTY: When using SalvoWEB to buy or sell please take the same precautions you would with an unknown telephone caller. Most people are honest, trustworthy and friendly but some are not. We do our best to ensure that users of this site are genuine and fair, but we cannot provide any guarantee to that effect. Please read the 'Warning about using SalvoWEB' below.
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Throughout the Salvo websites the word 'Salvo' means the limited company 'Salvo Ltd' at Old Rectory, Ashford Road, Chartham, Canterbury. CT4 7HS. 'SalvoWEB' is all the Salvo web services apart from 'SalvoNEWS' and 'SalvoSITES'.
Tel 01227 500485
Director: Thornton Kay
VAT No: GB253322531
UK Data Protection No: ZA224814
Company Reg No: 03673217
Salvo was started by Hazel Matravers and Thornton Kay. The first product was the printed Salvo directory of UK dealers in 1991. This was followed by the printed SalvoNEWS, SALVO magazine. Salvo Theft Alerts started in 1992. SalvoWEB on the internet was started in 1994. The Salvo Code was started in 1995. Salvo Llp was formed with Boz KayThe first Salvo Fair was held in Surrey in 1997, followed by NAC 2001, Chiswick 2002, Knebworth 2003-13, Henley 2015 onwards.
Salvo's aims are to encourage and promote stockholding dealers in architectural salvage, garden antiques, reclaimed building materials and demolition salvage. Salvo also aims to increase appreciation and awareness of historical crafts skills and manufacture, and to help reduce the amount of salvageable materials from old buildings and gardens going to landfill.
Salvo also tries to encourage fair trade and eco-friendly activities. Salvo puts dealers in touch with each other, and with private and professional buyers. Salvo puts private buyers and sellers in touch. Salvo works with the police and others in trying to prevent theft from buildings and gardens by circulating Salvo Theft Alerts. Salvo provides information about architectural and garden antiques, reclaimed and recycled building materials, demolition salvage, craftspeople and other information relating to buildings, gardens, bygones, transport and machinery. Salvo runs the annual summer Salvo Fair at in the grounds of Sir William McAlpine’s private estate, Fawley Hill, Henley-on-Thames, and occasionally Salvo has zones at other fairs.
[Thornton Kay - biography before Salvo: 1975-1990 Walcot Reclamation with Rick Knapp and others; 1977-1985 Walcot Builders with Rick Knapp; 1983-88 Walcot Joinery with Dave Samuels; 1975 welding and metalwork for Patrick Jannaway; 1972-76 Comtek with Glyn Davies and others; 1972-74 engineer for Earth Star lightweight structures with Francis Leonard and others; 1971-72 architect for Charlie Ware; 1970-73 Bath Arts Workshop with Phil Shepherd and others; 1968-70 architecture Bath University with Kate Bowman and others]
SalvoWEB has three parts - international online marketplace, international directory of businesses, and information service. The online marketplace is primarily for architectural antiques, decorative antiques and furniture, architectural salvage, garden antiques, rural domestic industrial and institutional bygones, reclaimed building materials and demolition salvage. The Salvo directory primarily lists dealers, craftspeople, professionals, builders and salvage-related businesses. SalvoWEB also provides other useful information such as theft alerts and demolition alerts.
International http://www.salvoweb.com (hosted by Rackspace in London)
UK http://www.salvo.co.uk (hosted by Rackspace in London)
USA http://www.salvo.us (formerly hosted by Dreamhost in California, since 2015 by Rackspace in London)
CEASING SOON (FEB 2017): DIY Wants & Offers
Classified free ads for people (not businesses) who want to buy or sell low value antique, reclaimed or salvaged items to someone in their local area. Typically this would be the kind of item which you might place on a postcard in your local newsagents, such as an old flush door, a few concrete flagstones or some leftover paint. Please use SalvoWEB instead
CEASING SOON (FEB 2017): SalvoMIE
SalvoMIE (Materials Information Exchange) encourages reuse of low value salvage by builders, construction professionsals and industry. It can also be used by DIYers and trade dealers. It was started as MIE by the Centre for Resource Management at the BRE. (See BREMAP).
Salvo Theft Alerts
Theft alerts are sent to auctioneers, dealers, police, security professionals and insurers. Anyone can raise a theft alert provided they have a police crime reference number and they have informed their local police.
The first Salvo Fair was held in 1997 in Surrey. It is now usually held in June at Sir William McAlpine’s private estate, Oxfordshire, UK. It is the largest architectural salvage fair in the world.
Salvo Fair website: http://www.salvofair.com
Topical news from the world of antiques, reclamation, demolition and green building.
UNDER REVIEW (FEB 2017): SalvoSITES
In 2011 users with more than one item advertised on any of the Salvo websites were automatically allocated a micro-site containing their ads hosted at salvosites.com which allowed visitors to SalvoWEB to see all that user's items in a convenient way. From 2012 onwards SalvoSITES were only available on demand.
Send a message to Salvo
To send Salvo a message please use the box which appears on most pages on the Salvo web sites, and is towards the top of this page on the right which says 'Contact Salvo'. Please include your email address if you would like a reply. Postal address (not open to the public): Salvo Ltd, Old Rectory Studio, Ashford Road, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7HS, Kent, UK
Salvo Ltd has one director, Thornton Kay
WARNING about using Salvo websites
YOUR USE OF SALVO WEB SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Salvo would like web pages, advertisements and emails to be accurate, legal, honest, polite and straightforward. Salvo allows people to advertise and to reply to advertisements instantly. ADVERTS ARE NOT PRE-CHECKED BY SALVO. Salvo hopes that people will not abuse the open access given to them. BUT SOME PEOPLE DO ABUSE THE SYSTEM. This abuse is usually minor, for example using a superlative like 'the best' or 'top quality', or claiming to be a private seller rather than a trade seller. But people are able, for example, to put stolen items on to SalvoWEB, or items made in countries under unfair or illegal labour conditions.
It may help to treat SalvoWEB as you would treat a telesales company. If someone phones you trying to sell something, you take precautions. You check their identity, you are cautious about giving your details to them, you are wary about dealing in cash, you watch out for criminals trying to sell you stolen goods or rip-off merchants selling you repro while claiming it to be antique. SALVO SUGGESTS THAT YOU TAKE THE SAME PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU WOULD DO WITH TELEPHONE CALLERS WHEN DEALING WITH ANYONE VIA SALVOWEB.
CONSUMER ADVICE: BUYING SALVAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME? If you have not bought antique or reclaimed materials before, we suggest that you do not buy goods unless you have thoroughly inspected them in person and that you do not pay cash in advance for any item, in full or as a deposit.
TRADE USERS and DEALERS: When you register to use the paying or free systems on the Salvo sites you MUST select the TRADE option to go into the correct category on subsequent advertising. Failure to do this may result in your USER being blocked AND your ads BEING REMOVED. Your use of the Salvo systems means that you agree to this clause. It is not lawful in the UK and many other countries for traders in secondhand goods to claim that they are private inviduals. If you are not sure then please contact Salvo before you register and raise ads.
SECURITY CHECKS: From time to time Salvo asks for proof of a user's identity. Your use of this site means that you agree to this condition.
Salvo reserves the absolute right to block a free or paying user's control panel, to delete ads and to delete replies without giving any reason.
LIABILITY: PAYING USERS: Salvo's maximum liability to paying users of the SalvoWEB sites, in any event, will be a refund of the money paid, pro-rata to the time elapsed for a periodic subscription. No claim for consequential losses will be considered. Your use of the Salvo systems means that you agree to this clause. Account topups are non-reundable - please only add what you need for immediate use.
LIABILITY: FREE USERS: Salvo disclaims any liability to free users of the SalvoWEB sites. No claim for consequential losses will be considered. Your use of the Salvo systems means that you agree to this clause.
Cookies SalvoWEB sends a simple php session cookie needed to help you move back and forth between SalvoWEB pages. Google Analytics sends four cookies to help it compile stats about SalvoWEB's users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies (see link below) on our site and all other sites which use them. Neither Google nor SalvoWEB collects personal data about you. Cookies are not shared, nor used for commercial or third party purposes. It is possible for a cookie to identify a unique computer, but cookies cannot be used to discover information personal to the user like their name or address. In theory, even without any cookies being set, a computer can be tracked via server access log files, rather like a phone company getting 'caller ID'. However Salvo has only heard of that happening in police investigations.
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Content, Text and Photos Except for material Salvo may license to users, Salvo does not claim ownership of text or images users submit or make available on the service. However, by submitting or posting content on areas of the service accessible by the public or others, users grant Salvo a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such content without any compensation or obligation to users. Users must agree that content submitted or posted shall be their responsibility, shall not infringe or violate the rights of other parties or violate laws or encourage unlawful conduct. Users represent that they are the owner of content or have rights, licenses, and authorization to distribute it. Salvo shall have no obligation to return any text or images delivered to it for uploading, and makes no warranty that the content will be available nor is Salvo responsible for loss of such content from the service. Artwork created by Salvo for user advertisements, banner or buttons is copyright of Salvo, apart from original material supplied by the user which remains copyright to that user. Where Salvo creates artwork on behalf of a user, whether paid or not, the user may not use that artwork elsewhere without permission from Salvo.
Salvo is registered under and complies with the UK Data Protection Acts.
Privacy and private users
Salvo tries to protect the privacy of private users.
REGISTERING AS A USER: New users are requested to provide some personal information. Salvo will not share, sell, or rent that information without a user's permission or unless ordered by a court of law.
USING THE SYSTEM: Users pass information via SalvoEMAILS and by posting ads on the Salvo web sites. Ads may be 'for sale' and 'wanted', and may also be 'theft alerts' or 'news' or other information. Users fill in forms online which result in the contents of these forms appearing on SalvoWEB, on SalvoSITES, on eSalvo, and being sent by SalvoEMAIL. We recommend that these ads do not contain email addresses, names or personal information, but if a user wishes to put their email address or name or phone number on an ad, then the system allows them to do so. BE WARNED that if a user places personal details in ads they will be seen on the internet. The Salvo system operates perfectly well without personal details in the 'ads'. User email addresses are hidden provided users do not place their email addresses in the body of their 'ads'. There are instructions about this on the online forms. The advantage of keeping personal details off the ads is that users private details are protected. The disadvantage of keeping personal details off the ads is that this restricts replies to email only, and prevents direct contact by phone or other means.
RECEIVING SalvoEMAILS: Users receive emails via Salvo in reply to ads and about topics of interest. It is possible for spammers, abusers, fraudsters and others to use SalvoEMAILS although Salvo endeavours to prevent this. All SalvoEMAILS have instructions on them for unsubscribing to those and future emails. All users have access to their own 'control panel' where they can select which if any SalvoEMAILS they receive. The control panel also allows users to delete ads and terminate their registration.
REGISTERING TO RECEIVE eSalvo: eSalvo is a weekly newsletter containing news, stories, events and ads. Registering to eSalvo is not the same as registering to SalvoWEB. You will have to register separately to log into SalvoWEB and reply to, or create ads. Salvo will require your email address to register to eSalvo. Salvo will not share, sell, or rent that information without the registrant's permission or unless ordered by a court of law.
Privacy and businesses
ONLINE DIRECTORIES: Salvo publishes directories of businesses on paper and on the internet. Information is supplied by the entrants themselves, or is gleaned from newspaper and magazine advertising, and from the internet. Registered users can go online and amend entries, or delete their users completely. Salvo will remove entries on request, usually within a few days, but not longer than forty days after the request has been received. Salvo may ask for proof of identity before removing, amending or including business details.
OTHER BUSINESS INFORMATION: The information held by Salvo is not always limited to that shown in the Salvo directory. Salvo may hold key employee names and phone numbers. Salvo may keep a brief history, which is kept private but is always visible to the user at the bottom of their control panel, which may contain business detail changes, business names, addresses, subscription and transaction information and emails. Salvo considers this information to be non-sensitive. Home phone numbers of some business proprietors are sometimes, but not often, given to telephone enquirers at our discretion, particularly when requested by another dealer, or when the proprietor is a sole trader who is used to being telephoned at home. Historical information about changes in business details, or cessation of business, may also be given to enquirers.
BUSINESS USERS: Business users pass information via SalvoEMAILS and by posting ads on the Salvo web sites and on their own web sites hosted by Salvo. Ads may be 'for sale' and 'wanted', or may contain other information. Business users fill in forms online which result in the contents of these forms appearing on SalvoWEB and being sent by SalvoEMAIL. We recommend that these ads do not contain email addresses, or personal names or personal information, but if a user wishes to put their email address or name or phone number on an ad, then the system allows them to do so. BE WARNED that if a user places personal details in ads they will be seen on the internet and will be trawled and cached by search engines such as Google. The Salvo system operates perfectly well using business details without personal details in the 'ads'. User email addresses are hidden provided users do not place their email addresses in the body of their 'ads'. There are instructions about this on the online forms. The advantage of keeping personal details off the ads is that users private details are protected.
DATA RETENTION LAWS: Salvo is not a public ISP as defined by data retention laws so it has no obligation to store data. European law requires public ISPs to store records of internet access and email header records for a year. Salvo stores log files for three months on its commercial dedicated and shared servers currently (February 2017) Rackspace in the UK, Hetzner in Germany and images on Amazon Web Services in countries worldwide. These commercial providers have their own terms and conditions under which they release data on request to authorised agencies with the legal authority.
Partner responsible for privacy matters
Any queries, complaints, observations or other matters connected with Salvo and privacy should be directed to Thornton Kay using the 'Email us' box at the top of this page
Individuals have rights under English law to the information that Salvo holds about them. Anyone may request in writing details of the personal information that Salvo holds on them and the purpose for which it is held. Salvo will provide such details on paper or by fax or email on payment of an administration charge (as permitted by the legislation) of £10. Your request will be met within forty days. If you have a concern about a specific use that we are making of your information, it may help us to identify the data in question if you set out details of your concerns in writing.
You may request at any time in writing that we delete any information we may hold concerning you or your business.
To contact the UK Data Protection Registrar information line telephone 01625 545745 (UK) or see its website.
We are committed to a policy of first class customer service and we would like your visits to SalvoWEB to be informative and enjoyable. If you have any complaints about Salvo, we want to hear from you so we can improve our service. Please email Thornton Kay at thornton dot kay at salvo dot co dot uk who will consider your comments carefully. We promise to answer your complaint within 5 days. In the event of a dispute Salvo is governed by English law.
The law on trading endangered species is being tightened up through new Cites regulations and licensing laws. This applies to those importing or exporting woods such as Mahogany or Rosewood and objects such as tusks or certain taxidermy. It appears that you might have to apply for a licence if the piece is post 1947, however, those pre 1947 seem to be exempt. 31mar08
Salvo no longer links to government and other agencies due to regular changes to domains and URLs resulting in 404s.
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PCI Compliance - SalvoWEB uses PayPal for all card payments and adheres to its compliance standards for data security.