Landmark Spring Sale 2014

Welcome to Landmark’s 2014 Spring Sale

It is the time of year for thinking about your garden and the things you can do to cheer it up ready to pounce on the brighter evenings and warmer weather.  We have everything you need to add some comfort and class to your garden.  Quality materials salvaged and recycled have the benefit of being already weathered in.  They have that look of established quality and what is more, making use of architectural salvage is good for the environment.  Please do have a look around our website to see the great prices we can offer on our large stock but first; here are the highlights of our Spring Sale, offering unbeatable prices for top quality, recycled materials.

Cast Iron Chimineas

Cast Iron Chimney

Cast Iron Chimney

Cast Iron Chimney

Cast Iron Chimney

When your patio or brick-built BBQ is ready it will be no surprise to discover that the evenings are colder than you hoped.  Instead of heading indoors for your last glass of wine why not add a cast iron chiminea to eke out an extra  hour or two.  These chimineas burn logs, turf and coal and are ideal for keeping some heat late into the evening while enhancing the atmosphere of your garden.

Limestone Cobbles

Black Limestone Cobbles 200 x 100

Black Limestone Cobbles 200 x 100

Black Limestone Cobbles 100 x 100

Black Limestone Cobbles 100 x 100

Black limestone cobbles are ideal for kerbing and edging.  You can also use them for cobbled paving or for design features among larger paving stones.  They come in two sizes, 200 x 100 (250 per crate) and 100 x 100 (500 per crate).  A crate of limestone cobbles will cover approx 5 square meters and our sale price is €1 each.

Cast Iron Planters

Black Cast Iron Planter

Black Cast Iron Planter

Red Cast Iron Planter

Red Cast Iron Planter

Planting boxes are a great way to liven up your garden and overall look of your house.  You can get them in plastic in your local DIY but plastic is exactly what they look like.  Cast iron has a class of its own.  It looks built to last and last it will.  Your floral display will be improved simply by being displayed in one of these planters which, will add to your garden for years to come.

Granite Paving

Grey Granite Paving

Grey Granite Paving

Grey Granite Paving

Grey Granite Paving

 

For a bigger paving job, granite is a perfect option. It is very hard-wearing and does not colour with age.  This is a very special price we are offering on a load of natural edged granite paving.    Perfect for patios, pathways and stepping stones.  Don’t miss this chance.   It may not come again for some time.

 

 

Dublin Cube Cobble

Dublin Cobble Stones

Dublin Cobble Stones

Dublin Cobble

Dublin Cobble

Here is a great offer on Dublin, cube shaped cobble stones. They come in bags of 300 (minimum order).  On top of that, if you are living in Dublin, you get your Dublin cobble stones delivered FREE!

 

Cast Iron Post Boxes

Free Standing Cast Iron Post Box

Free Standing Cast Iron Post Box

Wall Mounted Cast Iron Post Box

Wall Mounted Cast Iron Post Box

 

Cast iron post boxes are an excellent way to add some ornamentation to your front garden.  At the same time they are practical, safe and weather-proof.  Our sale price goes from €70 to €250 and we stock a range of colours, shapes and sizes.

 

 

 

Reclaimed Railway Sleepers

Raised Bed with Recycled Railway Sleepers

Raised Bed with Recycled Railway Sleepers

Steps with Old Railway Sleepers

Steps with Old Railway Sleepers

If you prefer wood to stone or metal, reused railway sleepers are a versatile option.  We carry a range of types, original, oak, softwood and jaro.  None of our sleepers contain creosote.  Railway sleepers are durable and blend naturally into the landscape.  At €25 each this is a price not to be beaten.

 

Granite Celtic Crosses

Granite Celtic Cross

Granite Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross in Granite

Celtic Cross in Granite

These beautiful Celtic Crosses are made in Granite which will add an ornamental and atmospheric touch to an Irish garden.  Like all granite products they are durable and will maintain their colour over time.  Priced from €100 to €200 they represent extraordinary value.

 

Happy hunting and do please contact me if there is other ‘old stuff’ you would like to find to add colour and atmosphere to your garden or house.

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Granite Kerbing at an Irresistible Price

Granite is a top quality product. Luxurious even. Hard wearing and natural looking it holds its colour over time. Like most great natural materials it even improves with age. It is always a good investment whether for the garden or as a feature of your build. So you won’t do better than our current special offer at Landmark Architectural Salvage:

Natural Granite Kerb Stone

Natural Granite Kerb Stone

It is the perfect solution for containing sections of your garden.  Whether along the side of your drive-way or surrounding a patio or flower-bed.

Granite Lane Side Border

Granite Lane Side Border

The natural dark flecking in grey granite provides interest and individuality. It also glistens in the rain!

Flecked Colour in Natural Grey Granite

Flecked Colour in Natural Grey Granite

Granite mixes well with other natural stone like limestone, sandstone or our famous Liscannor stone.

Bale of Granite Kerb Stones

Bale of Granite Kerb Stones

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Spectacular Natural Colours in Granite Products

One of the most extraordinary characteristics of granite is the range of colours which occur naturally. Blacks and greys would be the colours that normally come to mind when we think of granite. Would you have thought of pink or blue or red? Would you have thought of brown or green?

Natural Granite in 8 Different Colours

The Many Colours of Narural Granite

Granite is formed under ground when molten lava cools. During the cooling, mineral crystals form, many of which are visible to the naked eye. This is one of the things which is responsible for the naturally rough texture. It is also one of the causes of the spectacular range of natural colours.

Whether you are putting a counter top in your kitchen, tiling your bathroom or paving your garden, you shouldn’t forget that colour is a major consideration!

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Kerbing With Railway Sleepers

Railway Sleepers used for Kerbing

Kerbing with Used Sleepers

Used railway sleepers are perfect for all types of garden kerbing. They can be used to make an edging for grass as in this photograph, line a path or act as a surround for a flower bed. Their durability and natural look make them an ideal choice.

They are thick enough to be raised a little so that they can prevent gravel or woodchip from escaping and they are wide enough to be stepped on safely and easily. They do not need to be treated against rain and yet you have the advantage of the way natural wood blends in.

Our sleepers do not contain creosote so they are safe to use as kerbing for beds where you are growing vegetables.

If you have photos of recycled sleepers being used in your garden please send them to us and we will feature them in our blog.

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Black Limestone Cobbles on Special Offer

Limestone Cobbles

Black Limestone Cobbles

 

We are offering Black Limestone Cobbles at the special price of €240 for a crate. Limestone Cobbles have a very dramatic colour which makes them ideal for bordering or adding detail to lighter coloured paving.

 

 

 

Limestone Cobbles Laid in Circles

Limestone Cobbles Laid in Circles

Cobbles can be used to create detailed patterns to give your garden its very own personal look.

Recycled Dublin Cobble

Dublin Cobblestone

Black Limestone has the look of the famous Dublin  Cobble. It is versatile and visually effective, particularly when mixed with other coloured stone.

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Build a path with old railway sleepers

We are planning a series of posts on ideas for using architectural salvage materials in landscaping.  We will be suggesting lots of ideas of our own and looking for readers and customers to share their ideas with us.  We would love to feature your house or garden on our blog, showing classic and creative uses of recycled architectural salvage.

We are starting off with one of the great uses for reclaimed railway sleepers.

Garden steps made with old railway sleepers

Railway Sleeper Garden Steps

Railway sleepers have many uses which take advantage of the fact that they are extremely durable.  They do not need to be treated in any way in order to be weather proof.  They will last for years and years.  Our sleepers, by the way, do not contain creosote.  They are uniform in size so if you are building a path, wall or steps and the standard size of a railway sleeper is suitable to the space then there is no more measuring to be done.  You will not need special foundations making building relatively easy.  It should be said that sleepers are not light, but that is one of their great advantages.

If you are looking to build a path or steps which will be easy to maintain, be comfortable and safe to use and will immediately blend into their environment, then recycled railway sleepers is one of the best options.

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Enhance your Landscape with Timber Beams

It is hard to imagine a more characteristic building material than old timber beams.  Much has been written about the role of Oak in Naval history and where would pre-concrete architecture be without the strength and flexibility of timber beams?  These days the choice of timber beams is an aesthetic one and they show no signs of going away.  The human love affair with wood is eternal. 

Existing wooden beams can be used again and again.  Recycling can and does contribute to conservation.  Better still, breathing new life into old wood achieves a style that cannot be faked. 

Here are two brilliant examples.  Interestingly they are both in pitched pine, one in a raw state and one waxed and pollished.  Both beams are clearly marked by age.  As ever with wood, this merely enhances its beauty.

Pitched Pine Timber Beam Bench
Pitched Pine Bench at Lyons Estate Restaurant

Landmark provided this bench and the reclaimed York stone (Sandstone) it is resting on.  It is rewarding to see salvaged products used so stylishly and effectively in wonderful surroundings like Lyons Estate in Newcastle.

 

 

Timber Support Beam
Pitched Pine Beam at Lawlors Hotel, Naas

The stresses and strains of a long, hard life show on this pollished support beam at Lawlors Hotel in Naas. 

Perhaps it is the mood I am in today, but surely this is not just about looks.  There is something about wood that affects the emotions.  Like seeing a picture of a familiar place from a hundred years ago and there are the same trees you know today looking as if they have already lived two hundred more.

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A tale of 4 Used Brick Barbeques

We have been talking about great uses for recycled and reclaimed brick because we have a special offer on at the moment and because we have been coming across wonderfully imaginative ideas created by some of our customers.  In this post you can see four barbeques built in recycled brick and other salvaged products.  If you are looking for ideas these may well stimulate a solution suitable to your garden and your budget.

The first is the most simple:

Simple reclaimed brick BBQ

Simple BBQ in Recycled Red Brick

Very easy to build and perfectly practical.  There is no lack of beauty or elegance in the simplicity of this design, in fact on the contrary it looks very good indeed and many will prefer it to some of the more elaborate designs to follow.  It is a perfect example of why used brick is perfect for this kind of project.  Once the brickwork is done there is no need for any more finishing.  Once the grouting has weathered in a little it will look as if it has been there for years.  It will be a good idea to take note of the prevailing wind when choosing where to put your BBQ so that the charcoal will be well ventilated and the smoke will hopefully blow away from the person cooking.  For this design all you need is a cooking grid and a tray for burning the charcoal.  I would want to have an outdoor sink nearby, perhaps a Belfast sink to go with your Belfast brick!

Now let’s look at the luxury end.  Pretty much an outdoor fitted kitchen:

Used-Brick-BBQ-with-Limestone-counter-top

Used Brick BBQ with Limestone counter top

A cast iron oven and gas barbeque are included in this design but the sky is the limit.  You could have both gas and open BBQ, perhaps a brick oven, room for an ice box or fridge and so on.  It all depends on space and budget.  The use of natural stone could be extended to include granite paving, Indian sandstone or limestone paving to match the counter top.  All making for a luxurious, natural looking and durable outdoor kitchen.

Reclaimed Brick BBQ with Chimney

Reclaimed Brick BBQ with Chimney

Back to a more simple design now but with an arch and chimney.  Definitely requires more skill to make and I would need some help with this one but in cramped spaces or windy areas the chimney is a great help.

Have a look at this one if you like to know your fridge is well stocked with beer:

Double BBQ in used brick with well stocked fridge!

Double BBQ in used brick with well stocked fridge!

Good use of space here in what I imagine is a reasonably small garden.  This is a person who likes to party.  There are two cooking stations and the all important fridge.  An optimist’s BBQ!  Ready to go as soon as the weather allows.  Brick surrounds and natural stone paving help it all to blend in.

If you have built your own barbeque in salvaged materials please send us some photos so that we can inspire our readers with your ideas.

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Reclaimed Belfast Bricks – Special Offer

There are many towns in Ireland and particularly in Northern Ireland which use red brick for building houses but none more so than Belfast.  Brickwork is an unmissable characteristic of Belfast and gives the houses in the city a distinctive style.  One of the great attributes of brick is that as it wears in it takes on a variety of colours.  These colours blend with each other and at the same time provide contrast.  The buildings become more individual, more ‘hand made’.  The effect is similar to the beauty taken on by wooden furniture as it ages.  Sometimes the colour can be striking as in this picture of ‘orange’ bricks:

Recycled, Reclaimed Belfast Brick

Pallett of Belfast Bricks

Recycled Belfast bricks are perfect for repairing and restoring old walls and buildings.  They are already worn in and will blend with existing brick-work:

Reclaimed Belfast Bricks used in building

Rough building with Belfast bricks

They are ideal for fireplaces, door arches, garden walls and many other projects such as building your own BBQ:

BBQ built with recycled Belfast bricks

BBQ built with recycled Belfast bricks

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Cast Iron Table and Chairs for your Garden – Special Offer

We are coming up to the time of year when you might be pouncing on opportunities to sit outside, have a BBQ or eat your evening meal in the garden.  I don’t need to tell anyone how unpredictable the Irish weather is.  One thing, though, that is common enough to be worth preparing for is that some of our best weather regulary comes in the early spring and autumn.  With that in mind, it would be a shame to miss out on days when, but for the lack of garden furniture, you would have considered eating outside.

cast iron table and chairs

Cast iron table and 4 chairs: €400

Landmark is running a special offer on this set of cast iron table and four chairs.  They comes in white but are very easy to paint if you prefer another colour.  Apart from being stylish and elegant, they are hardy enough to be left outside throughout the year without special treatment.  Our offer of €400 for the set is great value.  Of course you can buy plastic at lower cost but with a massive loss of style and looks.  Wood can compete on the class front but must be stored indoors or treated regulary or else the weather will destroy it in a matter of a year or so.  If you want to add some class to your garden at a very reasonable price have a look at this and our other cast iron garden furniture.

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