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Why buy from Machells?
All our products and stock items are manufactured or sourced within the United Kingdom. We don’t transport materials from the other side of the world to then supply to our customers. As we procure from within the UK we are able to keep the embodied energy of our products to a minimum and reduce our impact on the environment.
We use traditional methods and hand crafts to manufacture our fireplaces. The meticulous craftsmanship that goes into a Machells Fireplace provides an end product that surpasses most expectations.
What makes our products unique (what is our Unique Selling Point)?
The majority of our products are manufactured from reclaimed materials such as timber or stone. As an example: the timber/ stone that we manufacture customer’s fireplaces or windows from may have been upcycled from the demolition of an old mill or barn. Some of the materials we recycle are hundreds of years old and have a unique history.
Why buy Reclaimed?
When you buy a reclaimed fireplace from Machells you are helping to reduce impact on natural resources by ensuring that the building materials are re-used again. There can be a perception that purchasing products that have been used before are of a lower quality, than if the material is fresh from the cutting face or just excavated from the ground. In reality this couldn’t be further from the truth. When materials such as timber have been positioned within a building for hundreds of years they are allowed to stretch & move and mature. This maturing process actually helps to improve the strength of the timber and means that there is less chance of movement than a younger timber. The crafting process of our products from recycled materials incorporates techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. The end result is a fireplace/ doorway/ window etc that is traditional in aesthetic, even though it is fresh from our work shops!