it is important that our materials are sourced locally & carefully hand
chosen by us. we spend hours clambering in & around scrap metal &
timber yards to find interesting materials. we work closely with small
local suppliers who are either dedicated to reclaiming & recycling or
sustainably sourcing their oak, slate & metal.
we like imperfections. wood with knots & cracks, weathered & discoloured slate & metals in various stages of rust.
most of our reclaimed oak is salvaged from shipyards. we also keep a
keen eye on skips, farmyards, building sites & the local tip for old
fence posts & joists. our new oak is from sustainably managed woodlands in cornwall, devon & somerset, locally storm damaged trees and off-cuts (destined for the bonfire!) from a local green oak building company.
our reclaimed cornish slate, sourced from old buildings, has been
weathered over time to give it it's distinctive & beautiful markings &
colours, making each piece unique. new cornish slate comes from a
local quarry that produces some of the best quality slate in the world.
it is a beautiful deep blue/black colour with occassional quartz lines &
tiny dots of iron pyrites (fool's gold).
our reclaimed rusty steel comes from shipyards, farms & building sites. occassionally new steel is used in our designs.