What we do
We’re not a traditional prop house. Think of us as props sourcing and delivery service! Through our national network of property and facilities partners, we are able to access items contained within hundreds of properties, predominantly commercial buildings, offices and telephone exchanges. Typically we primarily specialise in retro office furniture and IT, communication and testing equipment. Our focus is on items dating from 1950s-1990s (although we can also access modern furniture). Our portfolio of buildings frequently contain old first aid rooms, canteens and games rooms too. The scale of our partner’s portfolios, means we can often source items in bulk so if you need multiples of lockers, filing cabinets, seating and IT equipment etc from the second half of the 20th century, we’re the people to come to.
Where we are
As we have access to locations all over the UK, we can operate nationwide. We have a stockroom located in the West Midlands, which serves as a collection and return point as well as a showcase for visitors to see what we have in stock and we also have a residential mid-century collection in Kineton, Warwickshire, just off Junction 12 of the M40.
How we work
Your items may already be in stock at our stockroom in Ealing, however it may be necessary for us to pick up items from different sites to fulfil your order and either deliver them or bring them together in a convenient location for you to collect. We arrange this on a case by case basis according to what suits the project.
We are hugely aware of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the creative sector and media production in particular. We are committed to working together with our customers to provide the best service while we keep everyone safe. We continually review our responsibilities and undertake regular risk assessments and have put the following measures in place which take into consideration advice from Public Health England and The British Film Commission guidance.
Working together to support your next project:
Our boxes and crates will be labelled with a time and date of packing
We will offer an extended hire period free of charge to allow customers to quarantine props before and after the usual hire period
Returned props will either be sanitized or quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into stock
All our stock is available to view on-line, and we can offer virtual consultations so customers can work remotely where possible.
Our staff will wear face coverings and gloves when picking and packing orders and dispatching goods.
For customers who want to work remotely:
We offer a virtual consultation service to choose props remotely
Working to your brief we can curate a selection of props and set dressing if you are unable to visit us in person.
For customers who would like to visit us in person:
Visits are by appointment only, so we are able to limit the number of people in our buildings and ensure we are able to social distance – We will only have a maximum of 4 customers at our Kineton showroom and 8 at our stockroom in Ealing at any one time to ensure both social distancing and a comfortable viewing experience is ensured.
We are asking all visitors to check their temperature on arrival and sanitize their hands.
Disposable masks and gloves are available for use – we suggest they are worn if you are unable to keep a 2m distance from others
You will be asked to sign in on arrival, so we are able to track and trace if necessary
We have a robust cleaning regime in place and hand sanitiser and wipes are available throughout the buildings.
Customers should not visit us if they are showing symptoms of Coronavirus or have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms or who have tested positive within the last 14 days.
Company Reg No: 8825379
VAT No: 254 196 396