You may search the on-line library by:
The Location Works category system (explained below) is here broken down into different types of locations, for example domestic houses, or interiors. From any page you can go back up the ladder to find other locations of a similar type. So you may see a location described as
> mansions & stately homes
> reference 4906.
Click here to start location finding....
using the categories
Location Works uses a two-digit code for categorising locations,
first devised when we started up in 1985.
This code has been updated and is now The Location Source, a cross-library referencing system which is now being
adopted around the UK and Europe to provide a unified search system: one web system to negotiate rather than five hundred!
using the alphabetic index
The alphabetic index helps you identify the category code,
or you may examine the categories directly: either way you will be
taken to the relevant category page with sample shots of locations.
Up to ten locations are shown on a single category page, however there may be links to
further pages within the same category.
The images on the category page are thumbnails: one shot of that location which is
considered representative. There will be many more pictures of the same location:
use the link saying "More pictures..." to
take you to a location page.
If appropriate, there will be images from the same location appearing in different sections of the library:
the bedroom may appear in the bedrooms category (25), the kitchen in the kitchens category (24).
If you are needing a bedroom and a kitchen, follow the links
and have a look at the location page to see all the pictures of that location.
At the top of the category page you may see a drop-down menu offering Special collections....
These are sub-divisions within the main category which may help you find your location more quickly.
using the search engine
The search engine allows you to enter keywords, and geographical words.
Generally it's best to enter the type of location first (e.g. 'kitchen')
then use the drop-down menu to home in on the geographical area (e.g. London inside M25 > North London).
The geographical narrowing of a search goes in two stages:
first the region
(e.g. Midlands or London & Home Counties);
then the county
(e.g. Lincolnshire or North London).
Our geography keywords are fuzzy - there's no point in entering "Highgate"
because we don't give that information away; enter "North London" instead.
The keywords include qualities, so you might search for victorian surrey, or south west london stylish.
Finally, each location is given a unique reference number. If you have the reference number,
simply type it in to the search field to go straight to that location.
making use of a location
Contact us, by telephone or e-mail, to discuss your location requirements.
Provided you qualify as a bona-fide location professional,
we will establish your available budget, the availability of your chosen locations, and, if appropriate,
set up a recce.
When using the category pages look out for the drop-down menu at the top right.
In the first instance, you can choose a region within the British Isles, then a new drop-down
will allow you to narrow the search even further by sepcifying a county, or, for example, an area within London.
When you have chosen specific areas, you'll see a trail like this:
You can use these links to broaden the search area again.