History, telling the stories of the past and letting them live again in the future, is core to everything we do at UK Heritage. So let us also share with you a little piece of our own history.
We’ve been buying and selling architectural heritage pieces since the grand old year of… 2006. Yes we may seem relatively young in the world of antiques, but thanks to our dedicated and experienced team our knowledge knows no bounds.
Our business was founded by Ben Couchman, a man dedicated to learning about the history of every piece he comes across. He knows a thing or two about architectural antiques, and can often be found scouring the UK and Europe to uncover decorative or functional architectural treasures that deserve their chance to shine again.
Our home in Herefordshire
Our impressive rural site in Herefordshire is currently home to over 2,000 antiques. Arranged around a courtyard, it includes an 18th Century barn as well as three large, modern warehouses. It only takes a quick walk around some of our dedicated showrooms to almost feel each piece jumping out at you, begging to share their stories and add to yours.
Sustainability and ethical responsibility are the buzzwords of today and while it’s easy to say this is a priority, it is often a little more difficult to prove. However, our business model relies on both.
We don’t buy or create new. We reuse, recycle, and give architectural antiques that were once destined for landfill an opportunity to continue creating history. Everything is antique and unique. We also do not sell items that contain ivory or that are dangerous to health or the environment.
Who we work with
In our time we’ve supplied a little piece of history to interior designers, architects, retailers and private clients across the world. Our list of previous customers is quite impressive too, having worked with Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Claridge’s and Warner Brothers, to name just a few.
Ben is UK Heritage’s founder and company owner. He has a great eye for beautiful and historic pieces and loves nothing more than helping each architectural antique write a new chapter in its history. His knowledge of each piece is unparalleled. A walk with him around our showrooms can often feel more like a personal tour of a museum you didn’t even know existed.
Gerald is a rare find in today’s world... a truly skilled craftsman and restorer. You’ll find Gerald in the workshop, mending and fixing those historic items that sometimes need a little lick of paint, or some extra love and care. Having such skills available on-site means that all our pieces are of a high standard when it’s time to take pride of place in our showrooms.
Abi is UK Heritage’s office manager. Her priority is you and from enquiry to delivery, Abi works tirelessly to make sure you have the best experience possible when buying architectural heritage pieces from us. She is often accompanied by our office dog, Jasper the Spaniel, also known for sniffing out a good deal!
Jack is our Yard Operative, however he is also so much more! He can be found all over the country delivering our products, or you’ll find him in the yard greeting customers and showing them around our wonderful showrooms. He leaves no stone unturned. You’ll also find Jack dotted throughout the website as UK Heritage’s brilliant model!
Alice is UK Heritage’s Content Writer. You can find her upstairs in the office researching our products and providing the website with accurate descriptions, blogs, and general insights into the history of each architectural antique that we house here, ensuring that customers are aware of the quality of stock that we provide.