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PROJECT – Salford Makers shop fit

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Salford Makers

We recently had the very great pleasure of being asked to help design and fit out a pop-up shop on Chapel Street in Salford for our friends, Salford Makers – a collective of artists, designers, educators and makers. Using a carefully curated selection of our antique furniture and salvaged materials, sourced in our sister business Stockyard North Salvage, we chose a range of pieces to complement the treasures being sold by the Makers.

Salford Makers

After a site visit to the shop, we had great fun picking and staging a range of furniture and salvaged finds to provide the perfect backdrops for their beautiful wares, including: a reclaimed science lab bench to form the central focus of the small shop space with a range of chunky industrial style crates to be used as reconfigurable display units for the main window merchandising display.

We also sourced a slim-line seventies glazed bookcase to fit in a difficult to fill small space behind the entrance way, a lovely slatted wooden double bed for cushion displays and an ace a-frame unit to hang things from in the secondary window area. A small selection of smalls from our shop have also made their way to Salford Makers and are available for purchase; including lots of salvaged science-ware, ideal for unusual floral displays, along with some vintage glassware and ceramic dishes.

The key piece for any shop-fit is always an eye-catching counter/service area and we luckily had recently taken delivery of a huge reclaimed iroko wood shop counter with a light up display panel and super useful storage shelves beneath.

As an extra special feature, we had the total brainwave of using a huge pair of incredible gold frames to act as moveable screens to conceal the built-in kitchen space and we also supplied lots of other finishing touches; including brass jewellery display stands and prop-made display plinths to show off their wares.

Salford Makers

We would absolutely love more shop fit and commercial styling commissions, so do get in touch if you would like to commission our help in sourcing and styling your interiors with our salvage and antique finds.

Give us a call on 0161 872 9206 or email toni@stockyardnorth.com.

All photos – Joe Smith Photography / @joeolismith

NEWS – on-site PAT testing

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After listening to you lovely lot & thinking about how we can make your lives easier, we had a light bulb moment and sent off our Przem on a PAT testing course.

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer onsite PAT testing, with discounts available for bulk requests.

We have an absolutely enormous lighting selection, from antique crystal drop chandeliers to industrial style anglepoises. Do get in touch if you’re trying to track down something specific and we’re always more than happy to ping over pictures of what we have available.

PROJECT – The Ministry of Lost & Found

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We were delighted to work with the lovely Jude Jagger of Z-Arts recently to provide props for the Ministry of Lost and Found at Manchester Central Library – a specially designed quest around Central Library enabling children and their families to explore the library in new and exciting ways. There was juggling, hula-hooping and dressing up too – not forgetting story-time, crafting and a treasure hunt. We provided a selection of vintage telephones, binoculars, several coat-stands, vintage parasols and boxes upon boxes of index drawers.

Do get in touch if you have an event you would like us to help you style at mail@stockyardnorth.com.

 

All photos: Joel Chester Fildes

Extensive Road Works

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Visiting us?

Please note there are roadworks on Village Way westbound affecting access to our site until further notice.

Coming from the west: follow the green route and there will be access to us from Village Way just after Praed Road on the right.

Coming from the east: follow the pink route along Westinghouse Road and turn right into Moseley Road, make a U-TURN (where safe) and turn left back into Westinghouse Road, then left into Praed Road. At end turn right into Village Way and immediate right into our yard.

Any problems? Just call us on 0161 872 9206 and we will help!

Website Update

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We have just brushed up our website a bit more, we hope you like it.

The Wishlist system is now called Price Requests. Any feedback is welcome please send a message to us using the contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Over the coming months we will be adding more of our props to the website and as always you are welcome to come and visit to see the enormous range of items we have. New arrivals are frequent and we have recently expanded our floorspace.

Hope to see you soon!

See us on Salvage Hunters

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We had a blast working with Salvage Hunters last year and now it is being aired.

The new series starts on Quest on Wednesday 7th September at 21.00. We feature in episode 1 (07.09.16 at 21.00) on the Quest Channel – Freeview Channel 37 (+ 1 Channel 38). You can also find Quest on Sky Channel 144 (+1 Channel 195), Virgin Channel 172 (+1 Channel 173).

Why have we got the blues?

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You may be wondering why we have changed our website colours to blue? Well, firstly we wanted to make a stronger link back to our old Howorth Wrightson name and colour as many of our valued customers will still remember us.

Also though we wanted to keep us distinct from our sister company in the south just to avoid any confusion over which location you are hiring from.

We look forward to seeing you soon whatever the colour!