Trash To Treasure

LIVING CHANNEL – Sundays from 2 December, 6.30pm

Salvage hunters deal in everything from old bricks to stained glass windows, architectural antiques to old cattle troughs. If there’s a market for it, they’ll buy it. They are the recession beneficiaries, snapping up and reclaiming old stuff from liquidated companies and finding a ready clientele of buyers from antiques dealers to property developers and ordinary homeowners. These guys know the value of everything from old oak floorboards to Victorian bricks. They are hopelessly passionate about buying stuff they love and protecting the craftsmanship of the past against the rampant throwaway culture of today.