GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
Salvage Europe Group sources timber, flooring and architectural antiques with a history.
Single origin old growth French oak, and reclaimed resources for your design projects.
WHO WE ARE
For over two decades Salvage Europe has travelled the world, searching for antique architectural gems to bring into a modern context.
Like the woodsmen of past, Salvage Europe carefully selects each piece of wood for its beauty and quality. We salvage antique woods from old barns, homes and industrial buildings scheduled for demolition.
The wood is then cleaned, de-nailed, milled, and dressed; transforming these ancient treasures into beautiful contemporary building materials.
The history of each piece of wood is visible through its patina - the hallmarks of age that give the wood depth and tell the story of its provenance.
Reclaimed French oak has been our passion for over 20 years.
We are careful to ensure that the reclaimed timber we buy is genuine and that it has been sourced responsibly.
LIKE WOODSMEN OF THE PAST
Old-growth timber was carefully selected by the woodsmen of the past... a slower pace of life meant timber was milled by hand, left to season akin to a great whiskey, and air-dried for many years before being used to build.
The wood we now discover has had the opportunity to stabilise for over a century before we bring it back into being.
In comparison, many new woods are processed from trees to flooring in less than three months. The trees are grown in tree farms, milled at a young age, and then kiln-dried in three weeks, making some new woods prone to warping, shrinking, and cracking.
Lumber and architectural elements that bring a history to modern architectural projects, from residential to retail
A GLOBAL JOURNEY THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
From every corner of the globe, Salvage sources timber, flooring and architectural antiques with a history.
We believe every grain has a story.
Salvage travel the world, sourcing antique woods from the ‘industrial forest’ – old buildings and other structures scheduled for demolition. Each piece of salvaged wood has stood the test of time, offering design professionals an incredibly stable and sustainable building material with a story to tell.