About Us

Today 21 / 10 / 2015 is a new beginning in the life of Snobs Knobs & Posh Knockers as we have sold the business to Chatsworth UK Ltd. This will allow Barry & Ann to fully enjoy their retirement. We leave you in the capable hands of James Dixon & team part of a third generation of door furniture manufacturers.

Snobs Knobs & Posh Knockers a family business based in Newcastle upon Tyne originated as part of our first business Shiners established in 1983 which restored and sold all manner of metal items. The name Shiners was chosen as we also offered a metal polishing service. As we started restoring & selling bigger & bigger items we became Shiners Architectural Reclamation and developed our door furniture side known as Snobs Knobs & Posh Knockers as part of the main business. The main business was eventually sold but we retained the door furniture side and have continued trading and developing this as a family business to this day. We restore and sell original antique items as well as sourcing original and period items from around the world, many of our items are reproduced in English foundries using patterns & moulds taken from our own collection of originals we were lucky enough to have collected over the years. The business consists of myself Barry my wife Ann and daughters Kate & Jenny.

We strive to offer the same old personal service our many returning customers have become used to and hope you will find our new website launched mid March not only easier on the eye but much easier to navigate. With approx 800 items on the website you should find what you’re seeking. If not please let us know as it may just be under restoration or we may be able to source it for you.

Please note Snobs Knobs & Posh Knockers are firm believers in restoring and reusing and as part of this ethos Green globewe recycle and reuse our packaging where ever possible. We have also introduced our Upcyling Door Knockers category to make use of other discarded or broken architectural items that with a bit of imagination can be turned into very unusual and beautiful door knockers. I think you will agree with us this not only makes a small contribution to saving the planet but also makes sound economic sense.