Definitions and descriptions

… Truly Reclaimed

Definition: A certification where registered operators are licensed to add labels bearing the trademarked phrase ‘Truly Reclaimed’ to antique, reclaimed and salvaged material, products and elements which they verify have had at least one genuine previous use or life. 

… ‘at least one genuine previous use or life’ 

Description: The phrase ‘at least one genuine previous use or life’ is intended to restrict new material from being accepted as Truly Reclaimed via a spurious first use. This will require a definitive inclusion and exclusion list to be gradually compiled on a case by case basis with the consensus agreement of Truly Reclaimed operators.

… ‘registered operators’ 

Definition: A ‘registered operator’ is a person or business in the reclamation trade that has given a signed undertaking to abide by the rules and principles of the Truly Reclaimed label. A registered operator may also attest ‘Truly Reclaimed’ same-site and site-2-site salvage and reuse.

… ’antique, reclaimed or salvaged material, products and elements’ 

Definition: The phrase ‘antique, reclaimed or salvaged material, products and elements’ includes antique, old, reclaimed, salvaged, secondhand, bygone, vintage, material, products or items from old buildings, exteriors, gardens, interiors including aviation, decorative, defence, hospital, industrial, institutional, office, maritime, medical, prison, railway, road transport, spacecraft, ships … and other items which will be added to this list from time to time. 

… ‘material’ 

Definition: ‘Material’ means matter from which a thing is made.

… ‘element’ 

Description: The term ‘element’ is used in Britain and Ireland for an assembly of building material and products, such as a complete wall, or a timber boarded floor with joists and insulation. Building elements are also used to compare carbon data of dissimilar structural types, for example, the embodied carbon in a concrete frame structure compared to a timber framed structure. 

… ‘same-site salvage and reuse’ 

Description: Same-site salvage is the reuse of an antique, reclaimed or salvaged building material, product or element on the same site from which it was reclaimed.

… ‘site-2-site salvage and reuse’ 

Description: ‘Site2site’ salvage is the reuse of an antique, reclaimed or salvaged building material, product or element removed from one site and transported for direct use on a different site.

… ‘labels bearing the Truly Reclaimed trademark’ 

Labels bearing the Truly Reclaimed trademark may be fixed by registered operators to stock in showrooms or yards, in transit and by end-users with the supplying registered operator’s agreement.