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PARQUET – The word derives from the Old French parchet

A little bit of a history lesson. PARQUET – The word derives from the Old French parchet (the diminutive of parc), literally meaning “a small enclosed space“. Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie (“woodwork parquet”) to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/parquet-gallery/parquet-panels.html


Installations with reclaimed timbers, demonstrates that timber used years ago for one project can be reused, generations later in different ways. For instance, French oak railway carriage sides, once processed provide a character filled floor with an unbeatable patina of age and life scars. Sun bleached American barn boarding with over 100 years of weathering is a popular choice for textured wall cladding with its unique silver confirmation of age.



Upcycling, recycling and reclaiming previously used building materials by Interior designers and creative homeowners has been going on for some time.  A current trend that gives a new lease of life to both the material and the setting into which it is inserted is wall cladding, this sits well with sustainable living values. Timber clad walls can be used in numerous ways in the modern rustic interior, bringing with it an aesthetic of nature indoors.  Cladding a wall, or 2 walls or the ceiling or a cupboard front can drastically alter the way a room looks and feels.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/wood-wall-cladding.html


Supplying BW Interiors with reclaimed timbers

Reclaimed are very pleased to supplying BW Interiors with reclaimed timbers for their huge office development , over four floors at The Tribble Project this located on the  prestigious site  Holborn Viaduct EC1.Credit to BWI for the image. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hard-wood-gallery.html

Reclaimed are supplying reclaimed floorboards to another Nando’s restaurant, this time it’s the turn of Wembley. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/softwood-floors.html

A pub on Kilburn High Road have selected our ‘old surface’ French oak for their refurbishment for an antique rustic look. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hardwood-flooring.html


Reclaimed are supplying another new Cleaver Restaurant with external wall cladding. The new restaurant due to open soon is based in Woking Surrey. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/wood-wall-cladding.html


Meat Liquor a hip London restaurant known for it’s occult themed graffiti walls and tattooed staff, Deep South cooking, fab’ burgers ; have ordered some of ‘sun silvered’ pine.  We’re just wondering if we’ll have to join the queue to get our delivery in there!  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/eco-wood-sources.html


Kebaish. Reclaimed are supplying two independent Turkish restaurants in North London with beautiful reclaimed architectural beams and boards; these will be turned into counters, tables and benches. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/latest-offers.html

Reclaimed wood new uses

Cleaver is a fresh and exciting new Restaurant concept in leafy Cobham Surrey. Reclaimed are loving the way their cladding materials were used on the exterior facade, complete with painted lines off the factory floor still in situ’,  looks mint against the gold lettering of ‘Cleaver’. This new restaurant took their ‘eco’ credentials further   by installing our reclaimed floor boards throughout the restaurants.


We think this find is worth shouting about for you flooring connoisseurs, new in stock here at Reclaimed we have some real London heritage for sale. Beautiful teak flooring from the Walthamstow Stadium famed for its greyhound racing that sadly closed in 2008 after 73 years of entertaining the public. The distinctive pink, green and red neon signage is now a missing landmark in London, all very sad. But it is a chance to bag a slice of London’s social history. To find out more about this rare opportunity contact Paul or Andy on 020 8529 8504. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hard-wood-gallery.html

Little or no timber arrives at our sawmill that is immediately viable for resale. Each batch is De-nailed, any splits removed and moisture content calculated.

The wood is then held as a stock item in one of our warehouses until selected to meet an individual customer enquiry. We then routinely plane to a thickness and size to width. Today’s customers commonly choose to retain the original top surface in order to retain the patina of age.

Bulk timbers such as French oak, thick roof boards and joists are re sawn to provide boards of a usable thickness and provide the alternative of old or new surfaces.

Our strength lies in the depth and variety of stock that we hold, which rarely fails to provide a product to suits customers’ needs. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/the-process.html


Different ways to use our beautiful reclaimed timbers.

We’re working on some interesting projects in-house at the moment coming up with more different ways to use our beautiful reclaimed timbers. Can’t say any more now, but watch this space. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products.html

Reclaimed have just supplied a lounge-bar at Eden House in Central London with strip chevron parquet flooring with a very rustic unworked finish this is in stark contrast to all the other materials selected by the interior designers. The rest of the materials  palette included concrete, steel and glass. The vintage parquet against the m odern materials gives a sense vibrancy to the spaced as a whole.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/parquet-gallery.html

We’re preparing the materials for more restaurants in London, a new Turkish restaurant, a bistro. The wall cladding is just flying off the shelves at the moment we’re not surprised as it great product. J http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/wood-wall-cladding.html


The Red Dog Saloon in Shoreditch have now cladded the outside of their restaurant with some reclaimed American oak.http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hard-wood-gallery.html

4Sight has used some of our reclaimed timber to clad a pop up stand at an exhibition. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/reclaimed-showroom.html

Yet another lorry load of reclaimed vintage floorboards  in the yard today being unloaded, all to be stacked ready for de-nailing and a clean-up before being placed into our stocks. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/eco-wood-sources.html

Interior Designers are specifying our reclaimed timbers for all sorts of applications

Interior Designers are specifying our reclaimed timbers for all sorts of applications in bars, shops and restaurants. Architectural beams used as wall cladding. Old Oak barrel wood has been used to clad a bar down in Shoreditch to great effect.  The Muji flagship store in central London has used our Reclaimed American Oak to clad a wall. There’s much more to our wood than simply walking on the floor. Has this got your imagination fired up for a forthcoming  project?  Give Andy or Paul a call to chat over your requirements, 020 8529 8504. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/wood-wall-cladding.html

Abokado fresh healthy fast food outlets across London have been using reclaimed Victorian floorboards to create the serving counters, clad walls and created the eating bars in the restaurants. We think they look fantastic. On site fitting carried out by JMC Construction.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/softwood-floors.html

Recently we supplied Reclaimed American Oak in a very rustic finish to clad a modern staircase in a house refurbishment. The old meets new combination worked a treat with this staircase. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/eco-wood-sources.html

Reclaimed have recently sourced for stock some rare wide floorboards at 10” wide. These are rare and are highly sort after. We have good stock levels available now. Our pricing is based on width of the floorboards. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-flooring/latest-offers.html

Hard Wood Flooring

Hard Wood  Flooring. Strip flooring is salvaged from school halls, sports centres, shops and factories. A variety of woods include maple, iroko, jarrah, and mahogany, keruing, oak and other exotic hardwoods which give a wide choice of natural colours.
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Wider hardwood boards are invariably oak, English, French, American or Turkish, sometimes chestnut, walnut or keruing. Widths range from 5” to 15” and prices are linked to board width. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hardwood-flooring.html

Here are some Reclaimed Royal Arsenal Floorboards that were made into a jetty to show off some clothes in a fashion designers shop.http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/contact.htm

We’ve been on our new site at Sewardstone Hall Farm for 8 years now watching piles of lovely reclaimed timbers come in get some special Reclaimed TLC and then on to a new home! Time flies hey. Best thing we did getting out from underneath the arches and out into the fresh air. We’re right on the edge of the city and yet it feels so rural. Come on up and visit our showrooms for inspiration. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/contact/directions.html

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Reclaimed Limited has just made some Versailles panels for a client that has built a wall panel for their house.http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/parquet-gallery/parquet-panels.html

We have now built up a stock of 800 sqm of Reclaimed American Oak with boards up 11″ wide and 1000 sqm of Reclaimed French Oak,these are both genuine Reclaimed Oaks .This is the largest Reclaimed Oak stock in the country and we have more on the way.

Another reclaimed floor supplied by Reclaimed .This is parquet tiles originally from a department store in Liverpool which has been put into a lovely 4 storey house in Kensington


Another Reclaimed French Oak floor has been supplied by us to a personal customer up near Rutland Water.Customer , floor layer and us are very happy with final look of the floor , amazing what you can do with some old wood !!!!!http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/wood-products/hard-wood-gallery.html

Here are some Reclaimed Royal Arsenal Floorboards that were made into a jetty to show off some clothes in a fashion designers shop.http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/contact.html

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When you select recycled timber or reclaimed floorboards for new or replacement flooring projects, you help conserve the world’s natural resources. This reduces the toll that manufacturing from virgin timbers takes on the environment. This will help reduce the overall pollution man creates and also reduces the amount of material consigned to landfill.. We are a supplier of re-milled reclaimed timbers and flooring, recycling timber to make flooring for home and commercial settings. English Oak, American Oak, French Oak, Douglas Fir, Pitch Pine, Chestnut, Mahogany and Iroko are all available from stock in Chingford, London we’re we are based.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/Enviromental_reclaimed_wood.html


Wood Floors. We have supplied reclaimed timber to hundreds of satisfied customers. Before you choose your particular timber we discuss with you your preferences and the suitability of different species and individual reclaimed source. You should make sure you understand that reclaimed timber has ‘character’ which makes it so attractive in appropriate settings, which may include nail holes, mature knots, stains and so on.
For more information on the various types of wood we currently hold in stock and to discuss your solid floor requirement please do not hesitate to contact us, 020 85298504. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/antique_wood_flooring.html

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Flooring timber for Nando

Nando’s at Hammersmith has just received a consignment of our floorings timbers as part of their rolling refurbishment programme which we’re delighted to be a part of.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/pine_wood_flooring.html

We’ve just sent out some stunning English Oak shelving for a new boutique shop on Portobello Road. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/english_oak_timber_floorboards.html

At Reclaimed we’ve swelled our stocks substantially as we have taken in a huge consignment of Victorian pine floorboards from the nation’s demolition companies.   De-nailing is at the top of the job list for the foreseeable…………….. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/Enviromental_reclaimed_wood.html

An old bank in Barnes, West London has provided us with some fine Georgian floorboards for flooring. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/reclaimed_wide_floorboards.html

It’s feels extra busy around the yard this week as a key member of staff is in Poland to support England in their qualifying match. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/recycled_wood.html

We’ve sent a load of floorboards to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the refurbishment of one their fine public houses.  http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/victorian_floorboards.html

Sales of floorboards for domestic projects remain busy. http://www.reclaimed.uk.com/antique_victorian_floors.html