Reclamation and salvage yard in South West Devon, owned and run by Robert U'Ren. I buy and supply a wide range of factory and industrial surplus, farm materials, used machinery, building materials, timber, oil, grease, used machinery and more. Stock regularly changes and there is always something new and unique to Reusable Materials available. Details of items can be found on the 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' pages.
I also buy and sell Willys Hotchkiss Jeeps, WWII era and after - details of which can be found on the Willys Jeep/Tractor page.
If you have an enquiry or want to make an appointment please give me a call on 01548 521278 or email me (see 'Get In Touch').
My jeeps are not subject to VAT as they were privately owned and VAT free puchases. Most of my small tractors are also not subject to VAT, however because I claim VAT back on any new parts I buy to restore them I do pay VAT from any profit made from the sale. Please note VAT at 20% is payable extra on all my other reusable and salvage items.
Due to the latest European health and safety rules, risk assessment, method statement, and extra insurance needed, demolition contractors tend to break up the building containing timber and steelwork apart with mechanical machinery, keeping the workmen out of the danger zone. This speeds up the process considerably and the demolition machinery reaches in and breaks up the building. Steel is cut up and scrapped, wood is broken up and sent for chipping.
Irrespective of what I am prepared to pay for salvage and materials, very little ends up being salvaged and in most cases nothing is salvaged anymore for reuse in its current state. Looking at it from the demolition contractors side, the extra insurance, timespan, risk assessment and health and safety procedures involved with dismantling, carefully using manpower is just not cost effective anymore. I have also recently noticed a great change in what the customer wants compared to 30 years ago when I had exactly what people wanted. Timber with nails in is now not wanted and having to use a roofrack and collect from site is frowned upon. The standard of living has risen dramatically over the last 20 years and I have experienced the new type of customer nowadays opt to buy new timber that conforms to European standards and with free delivery
These are ideal for water storage, and transporting liquids. They have been used for salt-water solution only and are in excellent order with solid black nylon base and large outlet tap and spin-on top, £80 +VAT tel 01548521278
These are salvaged from giant floating structures called catamarans or cats, made of solid canadian douglas fir. The outside layers are seaworn and have great patina for inside and outside construction.
Solid rubber blocks 330kg, steel core with 4" diameter steel centre to weld shackle to. Ideal sinkers. Large quantity available, any offers invited
Sold as scrap, these are empty and have been pumped out. Full COSHH information available. Some are perforated and can only be used for conversion into huts, shelters. Others may be reusable for waste oil again.
Ropes available from half inch diameter to 3.5 inch diameter, any lengths available up to 500ft
Sizes up to 25 inch square
Scrap used steel stairs from mezanine, fire escapes, etc
These have had liquid iron in, used on grassland, now empty. Spin-on top and large outlet tap on base. Forkliftable, transportable with liquids in. £50 each
These have saved many old farm buildings from falling down.
Dock wood for sale, sleepers, beams, granite, ropes, pipes, tanks etc Reusable materials of all sorts wanted. Instant collection and payment.
Please note that some items listed or photographed on my website may not be in stock. Materials offered to me are sometimes listed and photographed for sale before I take them into stock so please ring and speak with me to check if they are available before making an appointment to view. Some items may also be advertised for a third party and sold on commission.
I AM VAT-REGISTERED SO VAT AT A 20% RATE WILL BE CHARGED ON TOP OF ALL PRICES ADVERTISED unless otherwise stated, when enquiring please ask to check
These are 20ft long and have been taken off carefully. £30 each
Green heart, douglas fir, oak, chestnut, seaworn, weathered, sun bleached timber bulks
Drift wood effect made by the surface crustation called gribble. It gives a great looking patina and can be used for rustic furniture, landscaping, structural and feature beams etc. Just beneath the surface these beams have no damage and are hard solid seasoned timber
Hand cut granite trough
Reclaimed oak beams
(Perfect for lintels, fireplaces, etc.)
Willys Hotchkiss Jeeps
Excellent investment, family enjoyment and for hobby military or classic car shows. Competitive prices both buying and selling.
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Steel, plastic, solid and flexible type. Also joiners, guttering, inspection chambers, bends, etc.
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Large reclaimed wooden beams
Ex-pontoons and sea structures. Check out the reclaimed timber section for more info.
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If you are interested in Willys Jeeps only then please visit my new website by clicking on this link www.willysjeepuk.co.uk
Quarter inch thick profile cut core 10 steel baskets. Ideal for table bases, lamp stands, walking stick holders, sculpture plinths etc, £10 to £20 each for the larger ones