Restoration projects have grown hugely in popularity in recent decades due to several TV programmes that have covered the subject. Even property development projects that are not necessarily restoration projects use all sorts of reclaimed materials to add character. The perfect place to find these materials is in reclamation yards around the country.
Purchasing your restoration materials from a reclamation yard means you will be getting them significantly cheaper than alternative sources and be able to achieve the same great results. Depending on what’s available you should be able to buy many of these materials in bulk to ensure you have enough to complete your project.
As with any restoration project, however, it is important to hire people with the right skills particularly if the project needs to conform to local building regulations. If you can’t or don’t have the skills to do all the work on a restoration project yourself then it should be relatively easy to find specialist craftspeople such as dry stone wallers and so on.
Most restoration projects are likely to be much more time consuming and expensive than standard building projects, but seeing the end result should make all the work more than worthwhile.