AQuarterPastEight

Stylish, modern items from Yorkshire UK.

Huddersfield, United Kingdom | 2349 Sales

AQuarterPastEight

Stylish, modern items from Yorkshire UK.

Huddersfield, United Kingdom 2349 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(323)

Announcement   Please note that unless the corresponding shipping upgrade is chosen upon checkout, all orders will be shipped via our standard shipping service which does not include tracking or a signature on delivery.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the geek in your life?? Look no further! Check out our range of unique items, all of which are made in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, England!

Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to see our latest product announcements and for discount codes and giveaways!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 4, 2018

Please note that unless the corresponding shipping upgrade is chosen upon checkout, all orders will be shipped via our standard shipping service which does not include tracking or a signature on delivery.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the geek in your life?? Look no further! Check out our range of unique items, all of which are made in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, England!

Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to see our latest product announcements and for discount codes and giveaways!

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fireworksWe hope that everyone had a great bonfire night! sparkler Now the countdown to Christmas begins!christmas_tree
After feedback from many of you, we have spent the last few months designing and perfecting this new coaster holder! This stand provides a place to keep your coasters and also puts them on show turning them into an eye catching feature in any room!
From -6 Celsius in a snow gripped Yorkshire to +29 Celsius in sun kissed Canberra Australia! Thank you Hayley for your order of clear acrylic and circuit board coasters! We just wish that we were travelling with them!
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About

Ey'up!

Hi, we're AQuarterPastEight and we design and make cool, geeky home and giftware products from a range of recycled materials.

Our aim is not to save the world, but help preserve it by providing an alternative to mass produced products and by making interesting stuff from environmentally responsible materials.

Our base is in an old textile mill high up in the clear fresh air of the Pennines in the deepest part of Yorkshire, England. Currently we have three main materials from which the majority of our products are made. These are: Recycled Circuit Boards, Recycled Juice Cartons and Recycled Acrylic.

The Circuit Boards we use are known as "unpopulated" or "virgin", i.e. they have no components attached and never have had! This gives us a flat surface for us to craft our products and maximises the view of the circuit board of course! Consequently no undesirable elements are present in our products. They also have a much more flush/neat finish than the other Circuit Board products out there. The Circuit Boards are either factory rejects or the result of over production and would otherwise have been destined for landfill had we not saved them, what a waste!

Our Juice Carton material is made through firstly thoroughly washing the juice cartons and then shredding them into small pieces. Finally, these pieces are compressed and heated which reactivates the original ingrained adhesive to form a sheet with an intricate looking but flat surface.

Our Recycled Acrylic is made from 100% industrial acrylic offcuts which are collected via a nationwide recycling scheme. After being broken down, the material is subjected to the same industrial process as new virgin material and therefore, it is not possible visually to identify it as being recycled.

Most recently we have completed the design and manufacturing process of our acrylic chess set complete with 3D acrylic pieces. This chess board is anything but traditional with designs being made from various bright day glow colours such as fluorescent orange and green. As a result they are really eye catching and we are so pleased with the way they've come out.

We are always looking for, or manufacturing, new materials which fit with our ethos. Keep your eye out for our new product announcements!!

On a different note...
I have been a fan of all forms of racing for as long as I can remember, especially Formula 1.
Watching F1 when I was young on a Sunday afternoon with my Dad probably formed the foundation of this interest in all things cars!

Now, I love everything to do with cars and motor racing and so you may spot a trend when looking through our products, particularly with the fridge magnets.

The process of making one of our fridge magnets:
The Fridge Magnets are designed to be as close to the original design as possible, which involves several steps. Firstly a vector is created (a computer generated drawing) using CAD/CAM software. The vector is transferred to the laser cutting program and the design is ultimately engraved onto and cut out of our recycled acrylic sheets. A final clean and inspection is carried out before a magnet is attached and a Fridge Magnet is born into the world!

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  • Tom Noble

    Creator, Designer, Chief Tea Maker

    In my spare time, I'm also a 5th year Veterinary Medicine student.

  • Super Mum

    Assistant

    Packer, dispatcher and stand in for Trainee Super Vet in term time.

  • Super Dad

    Assistant

    Packer, dispatcher and stand in for Trainee Super Vet in term time.

  • Super Sister

    Assistant

    Part time designer and trainee tea maker.

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
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Can I track my order?

Yes but only if the shipping upgrade for a tracked and/or signed service is selected. Our standard shipping option does not include tracking.

What is the average shipping time to the US?

The Royal Mail and US Postal Service quote 5-7 working days for deliveries from the UK to be made.