We are always interested in buying architectural items. If you have something to sell please get in contact, a photo always helps. Tel: 020 77323911
That's right, fresh out of University as a mature graduate, Casa was started in 1998 with a £1 coin. 4 numbers on the lottery and £90 richer, I was looking through Loot and found a roll top bath for sale for £120. I drove over to Putney the following day, made an offer of £90 which was accepted and I became the proud owner of a ball and claw footed antique bath. The following weekend whilst walking Tess, my four legged companion in Burgess Park, a bathroom specialist approached me and offered me considerably more for the said bath. With a handful of £50 notes being waved in front of my bespectacled eyes, I did my hardest to remain cool, calm and collected. I haggled him up from his original offer and a deal was done. The proceeds of the transaction were spent wisely acquiring more architectural salvage items which were then sold at trade shows via the open back truck. On a buying mission to Paris and after a lengthy brain-storming session, CASA or Camberwell Architectural Salvage and Antiques was born and trading started in Camberwell on 1st November 1998. The rest as they say is history.
Harry the Dog, Tall Paul Small, Milwall John, Double Dear Dez, Tin Hat, Jim Doors, Totter Paul et. al have all been, and still are, part and parcel of what makes architectural salvage a funny old game to be in. We all have a story to tell, the deal that got away, the wrongly valued item that could have paid off the mortgage but, you win some and lose some.
A lot has changed over the years as original items are becoming increasingly scarce. A few years ago, there was a need to incorporate reproduction items into the business, yet maintaining the high standards that Casa had become known for. This has been achieved by sourcing only the finest marble and stone for fireplaces, quality producers of cast-iron inserts, wood burning stoves, and door furniture.
Today more and more time is spent with customers and clients measuring up for fireplaces, radiators and stoves ensuring that we deliver the best possible service. Such services include the sourcing, supplying and fitting of fireplaces and stoves from your initial ideas to the organising of the chimney sweep, the Gas Safe and H.E.T.A.S fitters and overseeing the work done to achieve your expectations.