Salvo Code

The Salvo Code is a world-leading assurance for good practice in sourcing for businesses that buy and sell architectural salvage, antiques, garden ornament and reclaimed building material. The Salvo Code aims to give people greater confidence, in particular, that items which they buy have not been stolen or removed from protected historic buildings without permission. 

Most dealers have sensible buying procedures, but the Salvo Code is more formal, understandable and obvious to buyers and sellers. The Code flags that a business is part of the peer-reviewed community and meets the highest standards.

Lassco Three Pigeons
Mongers Architectural Salvage

Look out for the crane logo

The Salvo Code crane logo is a symbol of vigilance. Ancient legend has it that a crane sleeps with one eye open and holds a stone which, on falling asleep with both eyes closed, it drops and wakes up.

Over the past twenty years, the Salvo Code membership has grown and now includes members worldwide in France, Luxembourg, Italy and the US, plus further clauses have also been added in relation to fair trade and modern slavery. Membership is a social and support network, circulating information such as theft alerts and advice on general industry issues. 

The Salvo Pocket Guide

Subscribe to SalvoNEWS to receive the digital directory of Salvo Code members. Discover the longstanding community of Code businesses supplying everything from oak framed buildings to bricks, to antique stained glass to mid-mod lighting.