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


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

Preloved News

Time for a Tetley

To celebrate our FIRST EVER Restoration Day (eekk) the Preloved team are heading down to The Tetley in Leeds this weekend for the Leeds Den Building Festival. Because, of course, what says restoration better than transforming old boxes into an up upcyclers dream?

2015-08-22 12:29:54By Liv Serrage

Hints & Tips

How to Start Your Journey in Furniture Restoration

Have our restoration ramblings sparked your interest yet? No? With the UK's first Restoration Day just around the corner, we caught up with Preloved member, friend and frugal living expert Jen Gale, to see she can help you spark up a love for restored vintage furniture! Second hand isn't second best.

2015-08-20 12:24:05By Jen Gale

Hints & Tips

Finding a Property to Renovate

Looking to buy a new property but not quite able to afford your dream home? Sometimes, finding what would have once been your dream home, and restoring it to it's former glory is the only option. However, finding the right property can be a daunting prospect. Do not fear, Property Renovate are here to help you get started in your property renovation journey.

2015-08-18 12:12:19By Sam Dale at Property Renovate

Buying & selling

An Antique Expert's Love for Vintage Furniture

Bruce is an experienced antique furniture auctioneer...and for good reason, his love for vintage furniture! If you have an older property and you are looking for inspiration on what furniture to fill it with, keep reading to see if Bruce can inspire you to invest in an era!

2015-08-17 12:06:23By Bruce Addison