Well, that a was a busy one! This summer has seen a surge in eco-conscious civil and marine engineers re-purposing greenheart timber for their new sustainability projects. As Bono would say, we’ve ‘climbed the highest mountains and run through the fields’ but we’ve also visited a fair few beaches to source more greenheart timber too. […]
Raise your glass to reclaimed greenheart
Stock up! Here at Howard Gibbons Reclamation we never know what the next phone call will bring our way. Our stock is constantly changing and with that regular rotation we are always pleased to welcome a diverse range of clients. Much of our longer length reclaimed timbers will be repurposed for marine or commercial construction, […]
Rolling Stock – Repurposing Railyard Opepe
When the phone call came for us to collect some rare opepe timber from a West Country railway engineering yard we soon hot-footed it down to the site. Opepe (Nauclea diderrichii) originates from Central and Western Africa and is a tropical hardwood which is renowned for its durability. It’s not available for reclamation very often […]
You say Pergoda, I say Pergola.
As we happily head outside for the summer months our attention turns to our gardens and how we can maximise our time spent in the fresh air. Typically, summers in the UK tend to throw us curve balls, we never quite know what the weather is going to bring, so invariably we tend to look […]
Floorboards for a local gallery renovation
At the moment we are faced with the challenge of converting an eclectic pile of beams into floorboards…
It’s been a hectic time
We received a fresh consignment of greenheart beams ( 80 tonnes of 12″x12″ in long lengths) and have been busy removing the metalwork. We’re also clearing the yard in anticipation of some 16 metre 14″x 14″ due in soon!
Using reclaimed timber
Greenheart is a very strong, hard-wearing marine hardwood typically used in projects where longevity and durability are of importance.