Re-purposing greenheart timber is a vital part of our business at Howard Gibbons Reclamation and in doing so we are often de-constructing structures of strategic importance. A recent project took us to Portsmouth, to an area called The Spur Redoubt which encompasses some retired military defences. Designed to withstand prolonged sieges, a series of ramparts, […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the moment we are faced with the challenge of converting an eclectic pile of beams into floorboards…
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!
Greenheart is a very strong, hard-wearing marine hardwood typically used in projects where longevity and durability are of importance.