Abbey Group

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When our oak dining table was damaged during our move we didn’t for a minute think that anyone would be able to restore it to its former state. The table was a wedding present, and so we are thrilled that you have not only repaired the damage so well that we can’t even tell where it was, but the table looks better than it has in years. I’m sure we’ll be back in future, and will be recommending your restoration services to our friends

James and Vanessa

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Fire and flood

We have extensive experience of providing restoration and repair from fire, flood and accidental damage.

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Bespoke furniture

Our craftsmen create bespoke furniture to meet your exact needs.

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Antique Furniture Restoration

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Insurance

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Blog and News

How To Take Care Of Your Antiques

7th August 2019

 

If you’re lucky enough to own some genuine antiques – whether they be furniture or some fine silver spoons – you want to make sure they look good and stay that way. With a little loving attention and the right know-how, a good piece should easily last a century or two, giving the same pleasure to generations to come. But first, you need to know how to take care of your antiques properly, which is...

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What Is A Patina?

7th June 2019

 

We all know that every material involved in the building of antiques is beautiful in its own way. Whether it’s wood, leather or metal, each is a natural material that has its own unique character, and brings a new visual aspect to every antique. As natural materials, they will all age in a particular way. Now you might be thinking – yes, things age. What’s the big deal? But the big deal about antiques and...

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Taking Care of Your Antique Wooden Furniture

17th April 2019

 

Is there anything better than a lovely, antique piece of wood? Older pieces have a warmth and a glow to them that new wooden furniture just doesn’t have. That’s called a ‘patina’, and takes many years to develop and build up. With some kinds of wood, it can even take centuries! Even if the surface gets marked or scuffed, all of it add to the character and charm of the piece. But without proper treatment...

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Caring for Your Furniture After a Fire

21st February 2019

 

For a lot of us, it’s one of our worst nightmares. Finding our homes full of smoke and fire, watching the fire engine dousing our belongings with water to quench the flames. It’s never a good thing, but house fires do happen. In fact, every year fire and rescue services attend over 167,150 fires, 34,759 of which were house fires. These fires are often devastating, destroying or damaging many things in the home. But some...

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Preparing for the Storm

13th December 2018

 

Over the last month we’ve seen hurricane Florence wreak havoc across America devastating homes and lives. And now tropical storm ‘Michael’ is set to become a Cat 2 hurricane read to hit Miami. You might think we’ve gone mad, talking about hurricanes when we in the sunny-yet-soggy England don’t really get hit by them, but bear with us. In England we may not get hurricanes, but we do still get some pretty nasty storms and...

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Why Your Hobbies Might Need Bespoke Furniture

9th October 2018

 

If you’ve got a hobby (or someone in your life who has one), then you know they can take up a lot of room. Whether it’s the gamer with hundreds of games piled up by the TV, the knitter with thousands of balls of wool hidden in the cupboard under the stairs, or the DIY lover with tools scattered throughout the garage, hobbies have a way of spreading out into the space around us. That’s...

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