Britain has a much higher reclaiming rate than the United States.
This Berwick property is a good example of how they also incorporate reclaimed materials into their new builds as a matter of good design.
Reclamation is a booming business these days, but the concept behind a house like Fenwicks Close was well before its time.
At first glance, a modern five-bedroom detatched house in a wonderful rural location, Fenwicks Close is a curiosity.
Built in 1991, the dressed stone used in the construction was reclaimed from the old office of Allan Brothers in Tweedmouth with other materials such as teak and pine floor boards reclaimed from other sources.
This combination of old materials with new design concepts has resulted in a house that answers many questions posed by modern householders.