Top Picks; 4 of our Favourite Reclamation Yards
On the hunt for original and unique pieces for your home, it is likely that you’ve considered architectural salvage. But which reclamation yards are the best and can be trusted to deliver quality materials? Read on to find out about our favourites and where to find them.
Wells Reclamation Yard
This huge reclamation yard spreads over five and a half acres, and is one of the oldest and most established in the UK. Family-run, it holds all kinds of treasures you didn’t know you needed. It has a huge stone yard stocking slate floors, reclaimed flagstones and bricks, and more. It also has huge stock of antique and vintage furniture, which is always changing. You’ll definitely be able to find your most desired treasures here. Visit their website to take a look at their huge range of items, they even have a blog where you can read more about their stock.
Glastonbury Reclamation Yard
A modest reclamation yard in Glastonbury, this 1.5 acre space is considerably smaller than the Wells yard however just as likely to provide you with the treasures you’re looking for. It has a big range of architecturally salvaged stock including beams, flooring, fireplaces and furniture. Mostly, everything is locally sourced and competitively priced so you can grab yourself a bargain. One of the most interesting things they have is their retro gym equipment! Visit their website to find out more.
If searching through acres of messy yards isn’t you’re idea of fun, you might want to let Drew Pritchard do the work for you. His unique pieces are regularly exhibited at antique fairs across London, with ever-increasing popularity. If you love a mix of styles, take a look at his website. He mixes eras for an effortless effect, which you can incorporate into your home. Best of all, Drew Pritchard has 29 years of dealing in antiques, so you’ll know you’re getting quality pieces.
Founded in 2013 by classically trained furniture maker Ben Butterall, Wings was started due to a passion for repurposing furniture. Giving new life to unwanted items is what the team at Wings do best – whether it’s using parquet flooring or old scaffold boards, they make the most unique coffee tables you’ll ever find. Wings have not only worked to personalised specifications, they have also worked with restaurants and bars, kitting them with unique furniture made by a talented team of craftsmen. And don’t worry if you’re not local – Wings deliver nationwide!