The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association is a national organisation of skilled people engaged in furniture conservation and restoration. It was founded in 1979 to safeguard the interests of owners and buyers of antique furniture and the antique trade.
We seek to act as a bridge between qualified conservator-restorers’ and those whose love of antique furniture requires the highest standards of conservation and restoration.
All Accredited Full members are required to have at least five years as a conservation-restoration professional (the average member today has 23 years experience) and pass exacting assessment on their skills, knowledge and business credentials. Our members acknowledge the importance of continuous professional development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills and technical developments in the craft.
There are categories of Associate membership designed to assist students and college graduates in working towards accreditation.
BAFRA has a Friends Section for those with a love of fine furniture and allied objects, their history, conservation and restoration.