Architectural salvage is big business today and it is no surprise. Reclamation yards are the go-to places for unique finds. We often specify reclaimed items for Heritage and Conservation project. The right materials or product will make all the difference to the look, feel and integrity of your project.
There are several immensely helpful yards not far from Langport. For all those hard-to-find building materials and statement pieces, there is nowhere better than an architectural (or marine) salvage yard! Salvage or reclamation yards buy and sells architectural pieces and materials recovered from demolished or disused buildings. Why would you buy a mass-produced item, when you could buy a handmade period piece for the same price? Whether you are looking for reclaimed bricks or a vintage library ladder, look no further than your local reclamation yard.
Of course, finding that specialist item will take time and money but speak to these enthusiastic experts. These specialists source particular items for buyers all the time. It may take a while to locate the right article but, in our experience, they will usually know someone who can and sometimes, you just have to be patient! These yards are well organised. Amongst the vintage signs, reclaimed timbers, bricks and flagstones, the owner will know exactly where to find that particular “thing” you are looking for. They know their stock better than anyone.
Here are a few of our favourites …
South West Salvage and Reclamation Yards
- Busbys Reclamation Yard Ltd.
Tel: 01460 54068
- Castle Reclamation Ltd.
Tel: 01935 826483
- Frome Reclamation.
Tel: 01373 463919
- Glastonbury Reclamation Ltd.
Tel: 01458 831122
- Trinity Marine Ltd.
Tel: 01647 253400
- Wells Reclamation Company Ltd.
Tel: 01749 677087
Now that you have that one-off piece or handmade materials, you can pat yourself on the back. Not only are you enhancing your building but you are also being green at the same time. Win/win all round!
Posted on October 5, 2018 by Andrea Pyle