Quick Reads

Is Restoring a Piano Worth It?

Standing pianos were privy to upper and middle-classes in the early 1800s, they were a sign of wealth, status; they often lived in the best room of the house, an ideal place to impress neighbours as well as being a source of entertainment. Today, many pianos are thrown out every week; keep on reading to learn why this is and whether we should strive to restore our pianos.

2016-08-20 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock

Hints & Tips

Classic Cars: Restoration Project Advice

There are several things you need to consider when looking to invest in a classic car. We have put together some facts and tips to help with your decision.

2016-08-17 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Rocking Horse

Beth has quite the interesting hobby; she restores rocking horses. Today she tells us how this niche interest came about and showcases some of her latest work.

2016-08-16 00:00:45By Beth Pritchard

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Banjo

Mike is a Preloved member who has restored several musical instruments over the years. We asked him to talk about how it all started, and to share why he thinks restored items are important.

2016-08-15 00:00:16By Mike Clark

Preloved News

Restoration Day - Age Isn't Just a Number...

It’s here! Hooray! Preloved is excited to celebrate Restoration Day, which is taking place on Sunday 21st August this year. The event was launched in 2015 with the aim to encourage members to restore items that have seen better days. Keep reading to see what is in store!

2016-08-14 00:00:28By Alexander Vaughan

Local & Community

Medieval Restoration: Barley Hall York

Simon from Barley Hall in York, tells the Preloved community about the fascinating history of this stunning medieval house, and how it became the beautiful preloved period property it is today.

2016-01-06 16:09:14By The Barley Hall Team

Local & Community

Stately Home Restoration: Saltmarshe Hall

Kate, the owner of Saltmarshe Hall, tells the Preloved community about her experience transforming a historic site into a home and a successful business.

2015-10-23 11:44:03By Kate Whyte

Local & Community

Britain's Stately Homes: Kirklinton Hall and Gardens

Christopher Boyle QC, gives us a wonderful insight into life at Kirklinton Hall in the first in our 'Britain's Great Homes' series. Keep reading to find out more about this magical site.

2015-10-10 16:42:10By Christopher Boyle QC

Inspiration

Relove Your Home!

A huge thank you to those that took part in #RelovedHour with our good pals over at Remade in Britain last Friday! We had a BRILL time! For those that missed it, however, here are our top tips for reloving your home! Get cracking, prelovers!

2015-08-29 12:35:18By Liv Serrage