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.

Marwell Wildlife

Here at Winchcombe Reclamation, we still get asked about the 20ft Zebra placed in the yard so thought we would explain:
Her name is Zaza and she was commissioned by Winchcombe Reclamation as one of a series of sculptures by local artist Dave Danson Hill. Recently, we have teamed up with Marwell Zoo and their 'Zany Zebra' event where a stampede of zebra sculptures are placed throughout Southampton and then auctioned off for charity. Dave is currently working on (an even bigger) Grevy's zebra which will be transported down to Marwell to take part in the event.
Marwell wildlife carry out extensive work towards the conservation of Grevy's zebras and other endangered species and rely upon public donations.
We have a charity collection pot here should you wish to donate......

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Zazas Blog - June 2016

Last month, I was promoted from tile counting and got to oversee the demolition of a local pub, The Harvest Home.
Dating back to the early 1900's, this watering hole in Greet had been part of the community for many years. However, after standing empty for a period of time, the notice for demolition was given.

Believeing that the demolitions of buildings need not be a process that generates unwanted waste, Brett Hunter of EMG demolition, carried out the works with a view to saving, reusing and recycling as much of the material as possible. Winchcombe Reclamation were able to salvage interior fixtures, timber and flooring and any crushed materials were sent to be re-used in nearby roadways rather than going to landfill.

The iconic swing sign seen outside the pub is now in the yard here and, if this little piece of local history is of any interest, they are open to offers with monies going to my chosen charity - Marwell Zoos Zany Zebra Appeal.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Zaza's Blog - May 2016

221,.....222,......223,..... Oh sorry, you've caught me counting the stone tiles here at Winchcombe Reclamation. Besides being enlisted as a guard zebra at the side of the road and being a minor celebrity of Winchcombe in my spare time, I am now earning my keep by helping out in the yard.

So far I have been cleaning bricks, measuring out flagstones for orders and am now in charge of a stone tile stock take - it may take some time!!
The yard has been busy recently with people looking fro reclaimed materials for their projects and I've been enjoying meeting and greeting all o fthe customers. Why not call in? You'll find everything here from brick and roofing materials through to interior fittings and furniture.........

This month, the sun has been shinig and I've recently made friends with a familty of swallows which are showing an interest - I hope they don't try and nest in me!! I'm looking froward to see the circus comeing to town with Giffords setting up their big top in Sudeley grounds from May 19th and I'm also expecting to see a number of walkers passing by as part of the Winchcombe 2016 walking festival which runs from 20th - 22nd of May. And of course Toddington railway is in full swing so I can watch the steam trains and diesel engines go past. There's so much going on in Winchcombe at this time of year that it's easy to get distracted but I really must concentrate.
Now, where was I?   1,.....2,....3,.....