Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hand Painting Antique Church Chairs with UKAA

My first day of hand painting with UKAA:

This morning started off at 8 am and 8 Degrees Centigrade here at Cannock Wood in Staffordshire, little did i know how much i needed some latex gloves...

Handling mostly Farrow and Ball paints and some lovely chairs from Fairway Church, Banbury in Oxfordshire, myself, along with my younger brother Dan and friend Paul all literally jumped head first (almost) at these chairs with the aim of having them painted ready for photographing and advertising at UKAA today and making the most of a dry British winter day!

As you can see from the picture below, i think they came out pretty great and proves how quality antiques, together with good quality craftsmanship and taking your time with additional provenance can be given a modern twist, yet still befit any modern home.

Needless to say i have not posted a picture of my hands - lesson learned with respect to gloves!

By Jamie Newton


Friday, 8 November 2013


UKAA is now the one stop website - we have started to build just one website instead of two.

The two old websites - and

We now have just one site

this enables us to have one point of contact which is

hope this makes things easier for all of our customers.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bespoke Made to Measure Copper Topped Table

Our customer gave us an image from an American website of a table base that she liked, we have copied the table style, we have made it to the customers sizes and we have made a Copper top for the table.

Once the table was made we sent images to our customer to make sure that she was happy before we arranged the delivery of the table.

The American website image

The crucial elements of this table were the beading detail near the top of the legs and the narrow taper of the legs
The customer chose Farrow and Ball Charleston Gray which we then had to distress and then give it two coats of clear wax

The image below shows that we had to lighlty distress the table base

This table top finish we call 'Distressed Antique Copper'


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Two Items out for Delivery

Two large items have left our yard in the last few days -

The clock is on it's way to Germany and the Summer house went to Shropshire, which is where we originally reclaimed it from !!


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Customers Photographic Competition

We would like all customers to send in their photographs of the items that they have purchased from UKAA once they have got them in situ.

We will judge the best photographs with £100 of M&S vouchers going to the winners

Best Photograph £50
Second £30
Third £20

We will judge this competition at the end of every month

So please send your pictures in to

The winning entries will be shown on our blog.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Antique Shepherds Hut or Garden Room

Antique Shepherds Hut or Garden Room
To heat the room you could buy one of our many stoves or even use one of our Carron cast iron radiators with an electric element fitted.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Carron Stoves - new models now available


UKAA are authorised stockists of the Carron Range of 11Kw, 7.3Kw, 5Kw and 4.7kw Wood Burning Multifuel Enamelled Defra Approved Stoves & Pipes.

Often called wood burners or cast iron stoves.

The Carron range of stoves are available in a range of enamel colours including Black, Cream, Red, Green, Blue and a classic Gun Metal Black.

We also supply the matching stove pipe which is available with or without a sweeping hatch.

Delivery is usually within a couple of days.

All of the Carron stoves that we sell are multifuel, ie wood, coal or briquettes.

The new Carron stoves that we sell are suitable for use in a 'smoke exempt zone'


Shown below are the new 11Kw double door stoves

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