Building stone

Cotswold stone – Wikipedia describes Cotswold stone as a yellow oolitic limestone quarried in many places in the Cotswold Hills.

Over time, it weathers to a beautiful honey colour, although the actual darkness will depend on where it was quarried. Stone from the northern Cotswolds will be relatively dark compared with that from the more southern edge of the Cotswolds.

Ashlar is ‘dressed’ stone work in any type of stone. It typically looks more like large squarish blocks that give a more even, ‘perfect’ appearance than Cotswold stone. For this reason, the mortar joints tend to be finer.

We also stock walling stone for garden features such as follies, walled gardens and dwarf walls.

Roofing materials

Based on the outskirts of historic Gloucester, we specialise in local materials including Cotswold stone tiles and Welsh slates.

We can match your handmade or machine made roof tiles and supply double Romans, valley and hip tiles. Welsh slate is reputedly the toughest natural slate product available and is therefore an excellent investment for a long-lasting roof. As well as its durability, it is also beautiful and full of character.

Imagine chocolate-box cottages in the Cotswolds and they’ll be roofed either in thatch, or with stunning Cotswold stone tiles. Reclaimed stone tiles will already have been aged for generations and will add instant character to your property. Although they look frail when you handle them individually, en masse they provide a durable alternative to slate – and with that gorgeous Cotswold honey colour.

Ridge tiles and finials – although highly attractive, are actually used to complete a roof and ensure that it is waterproof. Made from clay, there are numerous types of tile from double cambers and creasing tiles, to pantiles, hip and valley tiles.

Bricks

Bricks are one of the most commonly used reclaimed materials and bricks were originally manufactured in the 18th Century on the site at Sandhurst where Ronson Reclaim stands today.

Traditional, reclaimed bricks have a character all of their own and will bring a piece of history to your project. The clay used varies in colour depending on the area of origin so giving each brick an individual signature. Our bricks come from all over the country, reclaimed from old buildings and period properties. They’re taken out and sorted by hand and then cleaned, again by hand, before storing. It’s a very labour intensive process.

If you”re planning a complete house build, an extension – or you need bricks for a garden feature, path or patio, we always have thousands of bricks and can supply from stock.

Whether it”s a small or large quantity, we”íre usually able to match what you have already, or source it for you. And with over 30 year of experience, we can confidently claim to be the reclaimed brick experts.

Flagstones & paving

Ronson Reclaim carries extensive stocks of York, Cotswold, Welsh pennant, Blue Lias and Sandstone flagstones as well as quarry tiles, cobble setts, slate and paviors.

The variety of colors, versatility of uses, wide availability, durability and beauty of flagstone make it an ideal material to use in a range of projects. It has a naturally non-slip surface which makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor uses. Flagstone can be used for paving, roofing, fences, headstones, patios, walkways, pillars and facades. The stone ranges from ½” to 2″ thick. The slabs are usually cut or broken into irregular shapes, adding to the beauty many find in the look of the random, less contrived pattern of a flagstone walkway or patio.

We are also the largest supplier of reclaimed limestone flooring in the country.

Fireplaces

Browse through our showroom for a selection of reclaimed fireplaces, fire surrounds, hearths, cast iron stoves and antique accessories.

Carved in beautiful Cotswold stone, Bath limestone, or marble, our stone fireplaces offer a choice of classic designs and contemporary styles, or the most beautifully ornate highly decorative ‘show-stoppers’.

For something a little more practical and inexpensive, there is a wide choice of pine surrounds too. There are styles for inglenooks, recessed and tiled designs.

We also have a wide choice of slate hearths, along with traditional cast iron stoves – and antique accessories including cast iron firebacks, fire baskets and fire tools.

Timber

Building
We source superb, traditional oak and elm from across the UK and Europe for internal and external use.

FlooringOak and elm – with its rich and opulent appearance, oak is a hard wearing beautiful choice for drawing rooms and dining rooms in particular.

If you plan to lay an oak floor over an underfloor heating system (pipes or electric mats) then itís best to choose engineered boards that resist swelling and moving.

Doors
we have the widest choice of reclaimed doors for every type of building from grand entrances and glazed front doors, to internal cottage doors.

The list of styles is exhaustive, so bring a photo of either the look you want, or the match youíre trying to achieve and we can help you find what you are looking for.

Architectural features & antiques

There aren’t many people who can drive home through the original gates from the Twickenham rugby stadium, or past balustrade that stood at Oxford University for hundreds of years.

Let these very special and unique features inspire your design, or provide a focal point that will give you pleasure for many years to come.

On a smaller scale, enjoy finding you own piece of history like spiral staircases, plaques, wrought iron garden gates, finials and period windows.

Our website gives an indication of the huge range of items available from our constantly changing stock.