Departments & Services

Plant & Equipment

Plant & Equipment

Bi-monthly International Contractors Plant & Equipment Auction from National Hire Companies, Utility & Construction companies, traders, end users, banks & finance companies including an across the board range of large, medium & small plant, builders equipment, hand & power tools. Live & online.

Antiques & General

Antiques, household & office furniture, machinery, motor cars, computers, small & machine tools and garden furniture & plants.

Motor Vehicles

We hold at least 2 sales per month of seized vehicles, cars and vans.  One of the monthly sales is an on-line sale, while the other one is in conjunction with our General Sale, in which we already have a large vehicle section.


The world famous Reading Carriage Sales have been in operation for over 40 years. There are now four sales annually in Reading with an additional one each summer in the North of England.
Over the years, carriages, sets of harness, sundry accoutrements and anything related to the art of carriage driving have been bought and sold by clients around the globe. The sales provide an important meeting place for driving and equestrian enthusiasts, as well as for those looking to buy and sell their items.


Thimbleby & Shorland deal with both property for sale and to rent.
From farmland to period cottages, sailing club houses to farms & stables we provide a full service to help you find someone for your property.
Our service can include among other things advertising, brochures, featuring the property on our website and sending the details to our list of more than 3,000 email customers who have a specific interest in property.


We have acted as agents in the valuation and sale of assets for National and Local Insolvency Practitioners for over 25 years, producing inventories and valuations and for The Insolvency Service (The Official Receiver) and cover all the Thames Valley courts.
Immediate attendance is important so visits are made within 24 hours if possible. We have access to a range of transport firms and have room to store assets in the short/ long term.
Retention of title claims are dealt with speedily so free assets can be sold by Public Auction via our sales or by Private Treaty.
Assets are advertised nationally, locally and on our website.