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BFCLogoIf you’re planning to refurnish a room the right piece might just be there waiting for you at the Barnet Furniture Centre. This valuable local asset is at the top of Colney Hatch Lane in Friern Barnet (4 Queens Parade Close, N11 3FY – tel 020 8361 6802) and should be much better known.

BFC is a Reuse and Recycling charity (No 1140541) set up in 2011 under what’s called the Third Party Reuse/Recycling Initiative. Last year it recycled just over 100 tons (c £200,000 in sales) of good quality donated furniture and household goods that would otherwise have been thrown away into landfill. That’s the contents of around 200 three-bedroom houses. This year the total will approach around 250.

Stock’s constantly changing - you can see latest arrivals on weekly videos and photos at facebook.com/barnetfurniturecentre. BFC can also arrange to collect your unwanted furniture of good standard. Because they are generally very busy they do ask that you supply pictures of unwanted items for appraisal.

Two-tier prices help those on benefits. In addition, BFC has helped many volunteers who have come under local Help-to-Work schemes back into employment. Out of around 40 since 2011, just over half have ended up working for BFC or gone to other jobs. So it has a valuable dual role in the community.

Really worth a visit. Readers of Palmers Green Community can claim 20% discount on their first purchase by quoting RECYCLE123.

Open 9am-5pm except Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Please see full details at: www.barnetfurniturecentre.org.

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David Eden posted a reply #3216 28 Sep 2017 09:34
BFC is great. Have bought and donated there.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT, if you do donate furniture remember that you can GIFT AID it (if a UK taxpayer). This helps BFC even more.

Even with the two tier pricing (a fabulous idea), the 'full' price is very fair. I bought a 5 draw solid pine chest of draws there for about £90 from memory. Bit skuffed and the odd scratch but otherwse perfect.