Thursday, 6 October 2016

Zaza's Blog - October 2016

Peering through the mist and fog, I have been keeping an eye on everything going on here at Winchcombe Reclamation.               The yard has been busy lately with many new products arriving into stock including building materials such as bricks and stone and decorative items such as furniture and garden stoneware. I particularly like these staddlestones or stone 'mushrooms' which would look great as a garden feature or used to line a
October is definately a month of change with the clocks going back at the end of the month and the weather becoming more Autumnal (I'm due to have my tail checked this week to prevent losing it again should it be as blustery as last year!) It is also the month for all things spooky with Halloween on teh 31st and the guys in the yard here have already been scaring me with ghost stories so do keep your eyes open for strange things happening in and around Winchcombe.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Our Top 5 Buys For Autumn 2016:

2. Handcarved Sandstone Gardenware
1. Reclaimed Slates and Roofing Materials

3. Reclaimed Flagstones
4. Stone Copings
5. Fireplaces and Fittings

 1- Reclaimed slates and roofing materials: Autumn is the time of year to check over your roof to be sure it is sound to stand up to the elements. We have recently had a huge clear up in the yard here sorting through over 20,000nr slates, miles of ridge and countless tiles and fittings leaving us with well organised, easily accessible stock. So whether you are looking to replace a complete roof or simply making seasonal repairs just contact us with your requirements
2 - Handcarved Sandstone Gardenware: A beautiful range of solid stone gardenware. These traditional pieces are all handcarved in a solid sandstone which has proven to be resistant to the English weather.
3 - Reclaimed Flagstones: One of our favourites and definately one of our most popular materials. With hundreds of square meters available at any one time, there is plenty of choice - York, Cotswold Limestone, Sandstone, Portland, Pennant.......
4 - Stone copings: We have various batches of stone coping available from table coping for capping off you roof works to larger stone copings in a number of different widths and profile. This particular batch, in a rich coloured limestone, would cover a run of over 50meters
5 - Fireplaces and  Fittings: You will find a wide collection of fireplaces on offer both reclaimed and new along with fittings such as fenders and firebaskets - perfect for getting ready for those colder months to come....

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Zazas Blog - September

So, September is upon is bringing with it back to school blues and the onset of Autumn - I can't believe how quickly the year is passing! I've enjoyed a fantastic Summer here in Winchcombe, standing guard over the reclamation yard, looking over the fence and watching all that's going on.
I've particularly enjoyed spotting the different trains passing by on the GWSR steam line from Toddington. Recently, they have been extremely busy with the works to extend the railway line to Broadway and I understand that this is all 'on track' (pun intended!) to re-open in 2018. Exciting times.

Even more exciting is that they are expecting Thomas the tank engine to visit on the 24th & 25th of this month  - I shall definately be keeping an eye out to see if I can spot Thomas and friends as they cross the bridge on the Broadway Road!!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Seasonal Update......

We seem to be rattling through 2016 at great speed but there is still plenty of time to source quality reclaimed building materials for your project - here's a quick overview of some of our current stock:

* There are over 65,000nr reclaimed bricks currently in the yard here including handmades, wirecuts, pressed and engineering bricks. We also have a large quantity of specials such as 'cant' bricks and 'bullnosed' bricks available. And, with numerous demolition works lined up for the coming months, we will continue to carry extensive stocks.

* We are known to be one of the largest suppliers of reclaimed Cotswold stone tiles in the area and presently have both Stonesfield slates and North Cotswold tile available. The Summer months are always particularly busy with large tile orders being measured out as well as reclaimed tile coming into stock to be dressed and sorted. You can find out more here or contact us with any requirements for this material.

* There are many reclaimed paving options currently available including both internal and external Cotswold paving, Portland stone and traditional York flags. Now is a particularly good time to view and purchase internal Cotswold flagstones before they are moved into Winter storage.

* Reclaimed timber is currently being processed generating
more character beams for you to choose from aswell as batches of oak, elm and pine flooring.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Zaza's Blog - August 2016

Well, what an eventful month it's been! Gullivers travels went smoothly with Winchcombe Reclamation managing to ransport him safely all the way from Winchcombe on a 100 mile trip down to Marwell Wildlife where he is now in pride of place atthe entrance to the zoo and getting lots of attention!!

It was quite sad to wave Gulliver off on his big adventure but there is plenty going on here in and around Winchcombe. I've just picked  up my programme for the Country show being held over the Bank Holiday Weekend and I'm deciding which classes to enter. There's so much choice - I'm not sure if I should show off my art and craft skills, enter some home grown veggies, or bake one of my famous sponge cakes.....
Don't forget that you can keep up with all things 'zebra' through Twitter: #zazazebra #zanyzebras

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Zaza's Blog - July 2016

This month, I'm excited to introduce my brother.
Construction is nearly complete and he has already attracted lots of attaention inclyding press coverage, photo shoots and an interview with BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
He is all set to take his 100mile journey down to Marwell Zoo9 for the Summer to help with their 'Zany Zebra' campaign, raising money and awareness for the endangered Grevy's zebra and they have decided to name him 'Gulliver' - due to his sheer size and the distance which he will be travelling!
I shall be staying here at Winchcombe Reclamation but be sure to keep an eye out for the start of Gullivers Travels as he is transported through Winchcombe & the Cotswolds.......

Friday, 3 June 2016

Our Top 5 Buys For Summer 2016

1: Reclaimed Bricks
2: Cotswold Flagstones

3: Large Driveway Gates
5: Huge Clay Pots

4: Galvanised Troughs

1: Reclaimed Bricks - The use of reclaimed bricks can add instant character to any project and a recent demolition job has generated in the region of 50,000 of these......
2: Cotswold Flagstones - We currently have good stocks of Cotswold flagstones. This material is stored inside over the Winter to protect it from the frost but over the Summer months it is available to view at our main yard in Winchcombe
3: Large Driveway Gates - If you have already completed your external works and landscaping then an impressive set of gates such as these could well be the perfect finishing touch....
4: Galvanised Troughs - We may be blessed with the odd spell of good weather over the Summer, allowing us to turn our attention to the garden and outside living spaces. We have a number of these versatile, large galvanised troughs which can be used as a water feature, planted out with flowers, herbs or vegetables or simply filled with ice and used to chill the beers at the next BBQ......
5: Huge Clay Pots - These huge pots originally started life as grain storage jars but their sizing makes them fantastic garden features - a great way to add height and interest to planted borders.