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. 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 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. For Melbourne visitors, Castlemaine is also a lovely heritage town to wander around and explore.
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.