A popular used furniture shop has made the move from Brampton to a much larger location on the outskirts of Carlisle.

Spotty Dawgs Antique and Used Furniture Shop has moved premises from its former home on the Brampton industrial estate to a much larger space in Harker. 

The shop, which will have been open for two years next month, moved earlier in the year but it was not until recently that it could open. 

Owner Andrew Scott said: “I needed to expand and where I was in Brampton wasn’t ideal, there was nowhere really on offer down there.”

The bigger new premises has allowed Andrew to space the stock out more but also to get different items in.

There are also one or two other changes to the shop that have occurred naturally through the move.

“The style of the stock has improved, I don’t mind paying a little bit more money now,” he said.

“I learned that if I pay a bit more for items, I can get better items in.”

Since the shop re-opened two weeks ago, Chesterfield chairs have become one of his best selling pieces of furniture.

There are also new faces coming to the shop, a change of scenery that is closer to the city means that people are able to access the shop far easier than before.

Andrew said: “There’s a lot of customers that I haven’t seen at all before, I’ve maybe spoken to them online before but they never actually approached me because Brampton was a little far out for them.

“I get a mixture of customers now but a lot of my old customers are coming in just to reflect and see how different things are. 

“It’s been a nice surprise because it’s been 50/50.”

Running a shop like this is more than just a job for Andrew, who was a carpet fitter before taking this role on.

It is one that sees a lot of trust being placed in him by the customers.

“It’s about the people who come in, the trust that they’re putting into you going into their homes,” he said. 

“It’s a nice feeling to have that responsibility.”

The phrase Spotty Dawg may seem unusual to Cumbrians but to Geordie ears the phrase will be a familiar one. It is also sentimental too as it was often said by Andrew’s dad.

“It was his way of saying things were perfect,” he said.