With the global economy reeling in the aftermath of a bloody recession, consumer mortgage lending is at an all time low. Banks stung by the sub prime lending all too common across the noughties, are now insisting on gold plated deposits, with the lowest being around 20%! This has resulted in homeowners improving, and extending their existing properties.
At Windsor Reclamation, we have certainly seen a trend over the last few years for people carrying out extensions on their period properties, and with some slightly relaxed planning laws governing loft conversions and conservatories we have had a lot of people coming to us for bricks for these types of projects.
If your house is Edwardian or older then chances are that the local planning office or in some cases, heritage office, will require all work to be carried out in a reclaimed brick to match in with the existing building, or an approved replica of the original brick.
Windsor Reclamation offer a wide range of reclaimed stock bricks covering the traditional brick types used across most of the South East of England. Windsor Reclamation also offer new imperial sized bricks, which in some case work better than using reclaimed bricks. Take for example our new imperial sized yellow stock bricks. We have spent years scouring the market for a replica that we believe truly works against the yellow stock houses of London and surrounding areas, and at last we have one. We are now selling almost as many new imperial yellow stock bricks as reclaimed yellow stock bricks, and they look fantastic against the original brick work.
Windsor reclamation offer a brick matching service so you can email a photograph of what you are looking to build against and we can make a recommendation of what we believe to be the best match. We do prefer that customers make the final choice of bricks by coming to the yard to select their pallets, as this ensures that you are getting exactly what you want when making your house bigger and better!
So if you have a new baby on the way, or just fancy a bit more space for a new games room then why not extend instead of moving, and join the growing trend!
Why Choose us?
- Over 30 years experience in the reclaimed and imperial brick industry.
- A commitment to the best quality for the best available price.
- Exceptional customer service, with hundreds of repeat customers.
- A sound knowledge of the building materials used throughout the southeast.
- We work closely with our customers to attain the desired result.