The exterior walls were covered with reclaimed heart pine lap siding. The original paint is still in tact for most of the siding. Final finish will be a clear coat matte finish that will preserve the history as well as patina.
Source: Reclaimed Workshop
This feature, nicknamed the “lightbox stair” was built using materials salvaged from the structure that previously took up the site. Overall, more than 85 per cent of the previous home was upcycled.
A barn deconstructed by Tom Banach of Hardeeville. On average, about 50 to 60 percent of a structure’s materials can be used in a new home. Submitted photos by Tom Banach
“We’re taking the material from the grassroots of a barn, and we’re re-utilizing every portion of that barn,” Banach said. His company, TimberStone Antique Building Products, has seen an uptick in business as more people seek materials with a story in new construction.
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.