Insurance Estimates

Estimates for Insurance Purposes

Angela Eden – 22/8/21

Our water tank burst in the loft and the After Noah workshop, who are local to me in Islington, provided me with a quote to have our Regency dining table mended and repolished. We asked 3 other companies and not one of them responded. We had received a nicely presented, professional estimate before 24 hours had elapsed. Impressed.

Dealing with an insurance company?

We are happy to provide estimates for restoration work which you might need to forward to your insurers in order to make a claim for damage in transit or items damaged in your home or place of work.

We will do so in most instances without charge by email, but will make a charge should a visit to your home or office be necessary. Any charge made for the provision of the estimate can be redeemed against the cost of the work, should you decide to proceed with our services.

Over the years, we have found that many landlords ask us to provide estimates with no intention of using our services, but simply to extract money from departing tenants. Whilst we cannot and would not seek to force anyone to use our services, we hope we don't sound too pious when we ask that you will think again before asking us to provide you with an estimate (free or paid) when you don't plan to have the work carried out - it just feels a bit mean to us :)

Workshop Opening Hours


If you want to pop-in to discuss a potential repair, rather than emailing with photos or telephoning, then please stick to weekdays as our restorers only work Monday to Friday and our general shop staff are not restoration experts.


If we've already given you an estimate for the repair or restoration of your furniture and asked you to bring it into the workshop, you can do so from our Islington workshop, 7 days a week, Monday - Saturday 10-6 and Sundays 11-5. Similarly, if we've completed the restoration and told you it's ready, you can also collect during these times, without appointment.

IMPORTANT - You can't leave items without our having already given you a price and scheduled your work, as our workshop has limited storage space - so please don't bring things in on spec and hope to be able to leave them. You'll get turned away and then be cross with us - and we don't want that ;)

Got a question about an insurance estimate?

Drop us a line by email…

Start off by emailing us some photos and a brief description and we'll tell you how we can help.

Click below or send photos to • [email protected],

by 'phone on • +44 (0) 20 7359 4281,

or in person by visiting our workshop at • 121-122 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QP

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Still unsure?

Not sure if it's something we would restore?

Don't feel embarrassed to ask. If you're not sure what you've got, can't identify the wood, don't recognise the age or period -

don’t worry, that's our job, not yours and we're very good at it too! We're here to provide you with free, honest advice.

We'll tell you what it is, where it's from and whether or not it's worth restoring. We really can restore most things -

you'd be surprised at the state of things we've been able to rescue.

Click the Email Us button on the left for a free estimate or read more by clicking the button below.

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