Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Garden Feature Special Offer.

    Hi

    We are currently offering a few special items of our garden features,These are ex display from our main show yard.

    Please take a look at the items listed below and see if any of these special items could find a place in your home.

    Special Offer "River God Fountain) including centre piece and surround.(pictured above)

    Ex Display With Slight Damage Reduced By 50% Sold As Seen

    The River God Fountain With 2.3m Pool Surround Flower Bed Capping Option.

    Complete Fountain Was £2700 + vat  Now £1350 + vat

    Ex Display Lion Mask Planter With Damage To The Undersaddle (Pictured Above)

    Sold As Seen Greatly Reduced  Was £1290 + vat Now £400 + vat

    Ex Display With Slight Damage Reduced By 50%  Sold as Seen (Pictured Above)

    The Putti Fountain With 1.8m Pool Surround (No Liner)

    Complete Fountain Was £2100 + vat  Now £1000 + vat

       

  • Shop display ideas / alternative wall paneling

    If you are searching for something different to use as a wall covering or to make a feature wall then how about this!

    When out shopping I came across this stunning wall display, such a simple idea with a dramatic result. It is a beautiful reclaimed parquet woodblock attached to a wall in a basket weave style. I was so impressed I asked the owner more about it, he was able to tell me the block was called Mninga (A type that Wilsons Yard stock) but any of our reclaimed woodblock flooring could be used in theory.

    This got me thinking! Where else could a look such as this work… Perhaps a feature wall in your home, for instance behind a fabric headboard or in a boutique hotel, funky apartment, shop and boutique displays, restaurant or smart café. The list is long...... You can also attach the block in lots of different patterns to create your own individual look. Here are a few options.

     

     

    It has certainly inspired me, I hope its gave you a few ideas.

     

    Feel free to view our parquet range, we have lots of different parquet and woodblock to choose from at Wilsonsyard.com and can deliver anywhere in the UK, Ireland and throughout Europe. You can reach me on 028 92 692304 (Int 0044 2892692304).

     

    Steve

    Wilsons Conservation Building Products (Wilsons Yard) is a long established business, supplying unique reclaimed and individual products throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and further afield. Products include Reclaimed wooden flooring, Vintage lights and Antique Lighting, garden features and fountains, antique and vintage furniture, Antique Fireplaces, Bespoke handmade kitchens, Reclaimed feature roof trussed and beams, doors and door furniture, cast Iron radiators and many more product. Wilsons have a long history of providing products to the retail, shop designer and fitting companies, architects, interior and exterior designers plus the public. Why not check out our website to get a better idea of what we do.

  • How to fit reclaimed Parquet flooring

    DIY Parquet fitting

      I bumped into a chap in the yard recently and we got around to talking about parquet flooring.

    He told me that he had recently bought some reclaimed oak parquet from Wilsons and showed me some pictures on his phone. I asked if he would mind if I did a little blog on his experience. He kindly sent the following in:-

     

      “Hi Nigel

    We spoke briefly about the reclaimed floor that I got form Wilsons Yard and here is something for your blog which might help other weekend DIYers who would like to tackle fitting parquet themselves.

    The floor is laid in the downstairs toilet and cloakroom of our 1930's house in Bangor. I am a competent DIYer but this was my first time laying reclaimed parquet flooring - I love it!

    Here are a few pictures that show the process.

    The blank canvas before fitting - making sure that floor is level and completely dry

    Here is a picture of it before I sanded it back and it looks like a dogs dinner but I didn’t panic!

    I then gave it a sanding but without over doing it.

    Didn’t want any gaps between the pieces so filled all gaps with a filler and sandings

     

    Then finished of with a varnish.  Its perfect in my view and retains much of its old character, unlike new parquet We just love it.

     

    Hope you also like it

    Philip”

     

    We think it looks fantastic Philip, thanks for sharing your experiences

    Nigel

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