THE SALVAGE YARD
A one-stop-shop for reclaimed building materials and design expertise in the Castlemaine region.
Mat Boyle and Anna Winneke’s careers have evolved organically over time. Mat was destined for a life in sustainable construction, influenced by his family’s involvement in the Eltham earth building scene from an early age, while Anna has always been passionate about using quality recycled materials in her sculpture.
The couple spent the past 15 years developing their building and design service, Pumphouse Design, and found their knack for sourcing materials with heart and story was appreciated in heritage-savvy Castlemaine.
To answer growing demand, Mat and Anna opened a purpose-built salvage yard around their Pumphouse workshop where home owners and builders can access quality goods and creative advice. The area also includes their largest recycled construction project, the huge Tonks trade hardware store.
The Salvage Yard specialises in recycled building materials including large industrial items such as bridge beams, pier timbers, trusses, C section steel beams, mining surplus, a consistent supply of ex-commercial double glazed window glass and popular flooring, right down to smaller items like windows, doors, and everyday building and landscaping supplies such as bricks, pavers, sleepers and industrial hardware.
They also stock interesting sculptural items, and an evolving array of homewares designed around their recycled stock and constructed on site.
Once you’ve found your materials, multi-skilled carpenters and makers in the workshop can help dress timber, fabricate steel furniture, or customise building elements like window frames or trusses.
You’ll find The Salvage Yard a friendly, collaborative destination for all kinds of design projects.
If you’re looking for building inspiration, drop in to The Salvage Yard to view the wide range of recycled materials (and refuel with a treat at Honky Tonks cafe in the trade centre next door). For Melbourne visitors, Castlemaine is also a lovely heritage town to wander around and explore.
ADDRESS: 6 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine, Victoria
EMAIL: Click here
PHONE: 0435 500 112
OPEN HOURS: Wednesday to Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
PRICING: Budget to mid-range
CUSTOM MADE SERVICE AVAILABLE: Yes
PROP HIRE: Yes
PS. If you’re visiting Castlemaine you might want to check what’s on at Lot 19, a recycled building project/arts precinct just around the corner.
Note: All images by The Salvage Yard, reproduced with permission.