Wilsons Yard Blog

  • Using Original Cast iron radiators in contemporary settings

    Why not Incorporate a bit of style and character with Original cast iron Radiators

    Often people only associated vintage cast iron radiators with Victorian or Georgian houses and country cottages. Whilst they certainly do suit these styles of properties, they also look fantastic in more contemporary, shaper houses and apartments.

    They add a certain style and character that simply is not achieved with modern products. They become a piece of furniture and almost a piece of art in some cases.


    So if you are looking for ideas when redesigning, refurbishing or building a new property, why not consider a vintage fully refurbished cast iron radiator or even a quality new cast Iron Radiator to add a little something to your project.

    We ship radiators to London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Cork, Belfast and throughout the UK, Ireland and all over Europe.



    Wilsons Conservation Building Products (Wilsons Yard) are Ireland largest architectural salvage company and specialise in antique furniture, reclaimed wooden flooring, vintage lighting, kitchens and garden feature, vintage cast iron radiators, cast Iron Gates  plus lots more. If you get a chance have a look at our web site www.wilsonsyard.com for our full range

  • Painted Side Board / dresser base with Vintage Top

    Made this dresser base / hand painted side board with a nice old vintage worktop for a customer last year. Thought it worked really well with the reclaimed oak flooring that we also supplied and tie in with the antique writing bureau

    You may have seen this property in the final of the BBC House of the year TV program last year.



    Wilsons Conservation Building Products (Wilsons Yard) supply a wide range of products to the public, interior and exterior designers and trade. These include antique furniture, reclaimed wooden floors, hand painted furniture, antique and vintage lighting, Reclaimed slate, Bespoke Kitchen, Reclaimed cast iron radiators, Garden features and fountains, Architectural features, cast iron gates and much more. We supply good thoughout the UK, Ireland and worldwide.

    Why not have a look at our website www.wilsonsyard.com

  • Bronze Crocodile garden feature

    Where have all the goldfish gone?

    I chap was in the yard last year and was trying to find a individual garden piece to finish of a water feature in his garden. We happened to have a full size bronze Crocodile in stock and the chap thought this would be perfect for his garden.

    He popped in a few weeks ago with pictures to show how it turned out.

    Looks great. Thanks for the pictures Jim

    So if you happen to be looking for something unusual to finish of an interior or exterior project then it might just be worth dropping in to Wilsons yard for a look.


  • Original Cast Iron Windows

    Old cast Iron windows can look great in a traditional buildings

    When re refurbished our kitchen showroom we had a look around the yard to see if we could find some old windows to use. We had a number of reclaimed / salvaged cast iron diamond patterned windows, so we decided to have them put into wooden window frames.

    Since they have been put in we get lots of people commenting on them. Here are a few images of how they looked before and after.

    I am really pleased with them and frankly it was not a big deal for a joinery company to incorporate them into the wooden frames. To finish of we simply give them a "rough" painting so that it was obvious that they were old.

    Hope you enjoy.


  • Old reclaimed wooden floors and sharp contemporary furniture

    I personally think that old reclaimed wooden floors and sharp contemporary furniture work really well together.

    We were recently involved in supplying a Bespoke kitchen, reclaimed wooden floors, reclaimed beams and furniture to a really really nice family in Co Londonderry. They bought reclaimed Barn Oak flooring and a Funky pair of Chrome chairs with aged leather seats.

    I thought that they worked really well and created a fantastic look.

    Hope you like too.


  • Decorative Timber Roof Trusses

    How about giving your building some instant character……..
    We can help you choose the perfect truss for your home, should it be a simple cottage or a barn conversion.
    We have a great choice of timber types and sizes available
    You can trust our skilled craftsmen who specialize in traditional joinery methods to achieve true masterpieces.
    This beautiful Oak truss is currently being installed in a large new build property with a thatched roof living area, hence the steep pitch of this truss
    I look forward to seeing the roof on and finished job!  I will add the pictures when I get them..
  • Wilsons Yard - New items Due In Shortly

     New individual vintage stock due in

    I have been on the road quite a bit recently trying to find very individual pieces to add to our stock and have been really fortunate to find some really fantastic things. So keep an eye on our web site or give us a call if you would like to be notified as stock comes in.

     Here are just a few things that are due in shortly.

    • Leather porters chair
    • Fantastic French and Italian Chandeliers and lighting
    • Original French Parquet extending table and chairs
    • fantastic Vintage Leather arm chairs
    • Leather Library chairs
    • A really nice large art deco style vintage 3 piece suite
    • Some exquisite original Antique Marble Fireplaces
    • Edinburgh Stone cottage fireplaces
    • Industrial style lighting
    • Travel Trunk that make great coffee tables, Toy storage boxes etc......
    • Antique French Figured Walnut commode chest with marble top
    • Original butchers block
    • Large kitchen dresser
    • Vintage book cases

    Plus lots more..........

    All the best


  • Where to find beautiful Old Oak Flooring

     Reclaimed Stylish Reclaimed Wooden Floors

    When customers visit or our showrooms for the first time, we are often told “We just didn’t know where to find beautiful old reclaimed oak floors, reclaimed vintage pine or parquet flooring and wish they had came across us earlier”.


     At Wilsons Conservation Building Products (Wilsons Yard) we specialise in supplying those special reclaimed wooden floors that make a property or project truly special and individual.

    Now with the internet we supply throughout Europe, it’s not that complicated. We do not charge London or other big city prices as our overheads are so much lower. We therefore supply a huge amount of reclaimed oak flooring and vintage wooden flooring along with furniture etc to London and major city’s thought Europe.

    So whether you would like a reclaimed wooden floor in London, Edinburgh, Paris, München, Rome Brussels or further afield why not check out our wooden floors section of our web site.

    The above pictures are just a few examples from recent projects

    Hope you enjoy!!


  • Where do designer boutiques get their floors

    In July this year we were asked to source an oak parquet for an exclusive store in Central London. The brief was an old oak woodblock floor that had a beautiful original patina that could be buffed to give an instant warm aged look . This block was to be fitted in Mary Portases Flagship clothes Store in Oxford Street London.


    Mary Portas is best known for helping failing stores in her channel 4 program “Mary queen of shops”.  Her new show “Mary queen of frocks” Follows Retail guru Mary Portas as she stakes her professional reputation on designing, launching and selling her own high-street fashion range exclusively aimed at women rather than girls.


    This program airs on Tuesday 4Th October. Keep an eye out for our beautiful oak parquet.



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  • Antique furniture in your bedroom

    Antiques in your bedroom

     Lots of people think that you have to have a very “old fashioned” style property to have antique furniture.

    However, whilst some of our customers have old period properties, many have new, very fresh and even very contemporary properties.


    So it great to see that many people, both young and old, are now appreciating that antique furniture / vintage furniture is actual great value and will last a life time – whereas lots of today’s furniture will not last or look well for long at all.

    Would love to hear your comments or see pictures of you're projects - Send pictures to [email protected]




    Wilsons Conservation building products (Wilsonsyard) are Ireland largest architectural salvage company and specialise in antique furniture reclaimed wooden flooring, vintage lighting, kitchens and garden feature plus lots more. If you get a chance have a look at our web site for our full range.

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