Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Reclaimed York Stone Paving

    Wilsons Yard Supply Reclaimed York Stone Paving for Chelsea Flower Show

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    This has been quit a year for Wilsons yard.  Earlier in the year we were delighted to be involved with award winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin and his Harrods Eccentrics Garden featuring at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Wilsons Yard were personally selected by Duirmuid Gavin to supplying all the reclaimed York Stone paving for the prestigious project.

    Reclaimed Yorkstone by Wilsons Yard Chelsea Flower Show Diurmuid Gavin

    Both Diurmuid and all the team at Wilsons were deghlighted how it turned out. It looked as if it had always been there.

    Planning for 2017 tips

    Whilst you may not be an award winning garden designer like Duirmuid Gavin, however one thing common to any successful garden designer is planning.

    As I write this blog its may be Early Winter,  but this is a really good time to start planning any  garden landscaping project for next year.  Hard landscaping and construction can take place during the bleaker months, so that you can plant out and enjoy the fruits of your efforts next spring and summer.

    Its also worth taking into consideration that at this time of year, that you can often get better deals on what are classes as summer materials, so its a good time to buy products such as:-

    • Reclaimed York Stone
    • Water features and fountains
    • Paving and edging
    • Fencing and Gates
    • Garden seating

    Why not checkout our this BBC clip of Durmiud Gavan's wonderful garden creation shot earlier this year. Hopefully it will give you a little inspiration

    Wilsons Yard  are widely recognised for stocking the finest reclaimed York stone flag stone, plus lots of other natural stone paving and cobbles.

    So why not start planning  how to make the very best of your outdoor space, rather than leaving it to the middle of summer.  Pop in and have a chat with our team or visit our website for products to use in your design

  • Best Architectural Salvage Yard 2016 - UK & Ireland

    Best Architectual Salavge Yard 2016

    We would like to thank everyone who voted for Wilsons Yard as the Best Architectural Salvage Yard 2016 - UK & Ireland in the Sustainable Building Awards 2016.

    We are very proud of what we do and blessed with the wonderful people who visit our premises and website. We also want to mention all our wonderful suppliers and salvagers around the world, who work with us to find all the beautiful, interesting, unique items that fill our shop.  

    Below is an extract from the magazine saying a little bit about Wilsons Yard

    "Wilsons Conservation Building Products (Wilsons Yard) are widely recognised as one of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s premier architectural salvage and design businesses. We profile this dynamic and professional firm and explore how it came to win this prestigious accolade.

    Wilsons Yard is a family business that has been built up over the past four decades. Living up to its company slogan, “Purveyors of the unusual” the firm offers a vast selection of reclaimed and sustainable materials which is arguably the biggest in the UK and Ireland. Owners Geoffrey and Rosie Wilson pride themselves in the diverse nature of the business; catering for both commercial and private customers wishing to find interesting, individual yet functional items to build into their homes or businesses.

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    Best Architectural Salvage Yard 2016 - UK & Ireland

    With a reputation for supplying quality materials, the business has continually expanded year on year. Wilsons Yard combines two main areas:

    Structural “build in” items such as reclaimed flooring, reclaimed Bangor blue slates, salvaged bricks, restored cast iron radiators, reclaimed paving etc.

    A decorative side, supplying anything from vintage, Industrial Urban and antique items, Industrial lighting, reclaimed wall cladding, tables and more.

    The business has become a must visit site for commercial architects, interior designers, shop fitters, creative individuals and Entrepreneurs who wish to embrace sustainability whilst using interesting individual products. Customers are as varied as international chains such as Urban Outfitters, corporations such as Google, Historic Royal Palaces plus the general public. Whilst many may not have visited Wilsons, there is a significant chance that you have seen products sourced from Wilsons Yard in restaurants, boutiques, shops or cafes that you will have visited.

    Best salvage yard 2016

    With architectural salvage being a relatively new phenomenon, one of the biggest challenges has always been the firm’s ability to get across our message to the general public as to what products and services it provides.

    To address this, Wilsons Yard have developed a user-friendly website to act as a window which shows the majority of products and give potential customers an overview of the firm and its offerings.

    The other challenge is that Designers and shop fitters do not actually share with others where that they get their materials from, they keep Wilsons Yard as their own ‘secret supplier’ (one of the best kept secrets in the UK). This highlights the firm’s excellence and, ultimately, why the firm makes the ideal supplier of construction, fit out and design materials.

    With all of this it's not hard to see why Wilsons Yard is the Best Architectural Salvage Yard 2016 - UK & Ireland"

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