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Welcome to Gardiners

There was a time - and it’s not that long ago, that reclamation yards were only for those in the know, speculative builders who appreciated the timeless quality and legacy of the Victorian and Edwardian architectural heritage - as they say, they don’t build them like they used to! And, moreover, it’s true.In an age where materials were expensive and labour was cheap, the emphasis was very firmly on the visual and structural integrity of the built environment.There was no such thing as second best.Come the 21st century and labour is prohibitively expensive - so we live in an age of corners cut and the cheaper the better. Which is all well and good if we live in a 21st century home. However, if we live in a property where there was every attention to detail, it is a travesty - some would even argue an abandonment of all that’s held sacred, to sacrifice the integrity of the property with modern building materials when the genuine originals are still available.

GARDINERS have reclaimed bricks, roof and ridge tiles, quarry tiles, granite and sandstone cobbles and setts, pavers, York stone, Indian stone, chimney pots and a variety of sleepers reclaimed and new.

Gardiners also have an impressive collection of architectural collectibles - wrought and cast iron garden benches and gazebos, planters in stone, iron and wood and for the more adventurous, statues and post boxes. We also stock reclaimed upvc doors and windows, fires and gates.

However, you do need to know where to go. And if it’s Staffordshire, then it has to be Gardiners on the Grove Road Industrial Estate in Heron Cross. However, be prepared - there’s over 2 acres of reclaimed bricks, tiles and timbers - this is one of the country’s leading sites. 

All the lanes on site allow easy access and free car parking is available. You are welcome to come in and browse, we are open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturdays from 9am til 1pm.

We also offer a matching service on all building materials to ensure architectural integrity for anyone extending a heritage property.

Make no mistake. Gardiners are in in the business of recycling building and architectural products - from garden to the roof - but let’s face it, this is not just environmentally sustainable, it also is eminently sensible ... as they say, they just don’t build them like they used to.