ABOUT US


ABOUT US


 

Brighton Architectural Salvage (B.A.S.) is a family run business which opened its doors to the public over 30 years ago from what was then an old Builders Yard. We started selling everything from chimney pots to Victorian chemist shop interiors. In those days demolition was rife and beautiful salvage items were being trashed and destroyed.

 

Founder and owner of the business, entrepreneur Bob Legendre, recognised that there was a demand for this, especially in fireplaces and the business flourished dealing in all aspects of Architectural Salvage.

 

He decided 10 years ago to completely revamp the interior and style of the shop to bring it into the 21st Century. With so many new and contemporary designs coming onto the market for Fireplaces, Stoves and Accessories, he wanted to provide the most varied selection for our customers.


In changing our image and taking on board the high demand for period and contemporary fireplaces and stoves, we were pleased to acquire the ‘Chesney’s’ dealership for the South Coast, Chesney’s being the leading name for the best in quality and design.

The new image of the shop has been very successful, with compliments from our customers old and new. Bob’s daughter Sidonie, who worked in the shop 12 years ago, recently rejoined the business and has brought her flair for shop display and enthusiasm which has proved to be a great asset and the public love it when they enter. 

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Our aim, after the conversion of the shop has been to introduce a comprehensive collection of items all associated with Home, Garden, Antiques and Interiors making it a ‘One Stop Shop’ for anyone refurbishing their home.

 

With knowledge gained from Bob Legendre’s training in architecture, and Sidonie’s eye for detail and keen interest a wide variety of products have been sourced that we would be happy to have in our own homes.
 

In 2009, very sadly, Bob passed away leaving the family business in Sidonie’s hands. His legacy lives on and his influence and passion for beautiful design is still strongly evident in the showrooms today.
 

Our base point is to offer good quality design and manufacture, be it fireplaces, flooring, stoves, garden furniture, lighting, ironmongery and salvage. Our stock is regularly changing so take time to browse, there is always something different round the corner.
 

We offer an eclectic mix of modern and period pieces from ‘one offs ‘ like a beautifully hand carved Italian Statuary Marble Renaissance Chimneypiece to French hat and coat hooks, lighting, cast iron brackets, an amazing selection of brass, glass and nickel ironmongery, door knockers and bell pulls, stained glass and doors, mirrors, radiators, clocks, garden pots and urns, oak flooring, benches, desks, tables and chairs, along with a great choice of accessories.
 

 

 


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