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What will you find at a Reclamation Yard?

Reclamation yards are amazing places to find interesting and inspirational items for your construction project, little job for your home, your garden, or even your place of work but they can be a little intimidating to some people. There is so much material, which means it can be tricky to know exactly what you’re getting yourself in for.

Jim Wise Reclamation is one of the largest reclamation yards in the Midlands, located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, so we’ve used our experience to tell you some of the things you might find in our latest blog post below.


Reclaimed Timber

Wooden items are very common at reclamation yards. You should look out for more unusual items like period window shutters, but you will also definitely find doors and flooring - reclaimed and new.


Reclaimed Oak Mantels are a very common item at a Reclamation Yard, At Jim Wise Reclamation we stock a number of Reclaimed oak beam mantels, all with original features adding plenty of character and originality to the beam. With waney edges the beam also has a series of original markings including saw marks, beaten edges and distressed faces. The reclaimed oak mantel can have has mortise holes, surface cracks, splits and character shakes that intensifies the appearance of this wonderful beam mantel.



Used & reclaimed wooden railway sleepers are wonderful and a truly unique material to use. Whether you want them for landscaping, building or furniture, old weathered railway sleepers have fantastic character that will enhance any project. Whether untreated hardwood or treated softwood, you'll find old reclaimed railway sleepers to be unique landscaping materials that come in many timber varieties: Pine, Oak, Jarrah, Azobe, Karri etc.


Reclaimed Brick



Reclaimed Bricks at only only Jim Wise can originate from any type of premises, from old mills in the Sheffield area and stately houses in Cheshire, our reclaimed bricks range in age from a few years old to centuries old, our second hand bricks also come in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes and textures. This means that when selecting your materials, you want a wide range that reflect these variations and are in keeping with the period of your home. With all this in mind, it's important to use a reclamation yard who is known for sourcing quality materials.


For your roof on your home, for your floor, and for your back garden, reclamation yards are a great place to find interesting and unique tiles for all of the different areas of your home. You’ll be able to use a reclamation yard to find reused tiles that are much less commonly found in the modern market, however, reclamation yards are also a great place to pick up your most common kind of tiles, including your roof tiles etc. 


This is obviously just a small example of what most reclamation yards have available in stock. 

If you’re in the market for interesting reclaimed items for your project, browse our website or contact us today by calling 01782 790576 or filling out our simple contact form.


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