Our team

The Watling Reclamation Team: Our friendly office and yard team are ready to answer all your questions about our reclaimed building materials, architectural salvage, exterior paving and garden features.

We have an enthusiastic new team on board, coming from many different walks of life. But they are all looking forward to helping you find just the right solutions for your building or garden project. Whatever you’re planning, large or small improvements, pop in to talk it over with us. From a full restoration to a small sanctuary in your garden, we’re happy to help you through the options. Interested in reclaimed bricks, suitable wall copings and pier caps, windows and doors, drop by to chat. Take a walk through the statue garden with us to get the stories they tell. Or join us in a rummage of the antique roof tiles where a handprint is worth a thousand words.

Among the Watling Reclamation team, we have on-site a stone mason and a carpenter. These craftsmen restore new arrivals, from minor cracks to rejoining separated sections, they make certain what we have is sold in a useful state.

We’re always happy to take a walk through the yard and barns where new stock arrives regularly. Items from Italy, France and, of course, from all over the United Kingdom.

Lee Barrett

-Branch Manager-

With almost 20 years experience working within Builders Merchants and DIY outlets, Lee has built up a broad knowledge of all things building related. Lee joined the Watling Family having previously been with a timber and landscaping firm and before that, an area manager for a national building plastics merchant.
“I am very excited to have joined Watling Reclamation. I can see great potential for this family-run business and believe we can offer so much more than your traditional reclamation yard by supplying the right products at the right price for all of our new and existing customers. “
Lee has a new found passion for gardening and growing his own. On his days off, you’ll probably find him down his allotment, rain or shine! If he’s not there, he’ll probably be at home spending time with his family including his two young children- Kaetlyn and Charlie.

Ashleigh Cracknell

-Office Manager-

With over 20 years experience in Customer Service, having previously worked at a national Bank and more recently a local car garage, Ash has been a great asset to the Watling Reclamation family since joining. If you’ve called into us recently, you’ll more than likely have spoken to Ash, be it on the telephone or our service counter. Ash is always more than happy to deal with any enquiry and prides herself on her customer service and helping customers find the right product for their projects. In her earlier years, we’re really pleased to have her on board.
Ash has two young children; Todd and Lilly that keep her on her toes when she’s not at work. She loves staying active and a great animal lover; regularly caring after her chickens and ducks. She’s also partial to the odd bit of jiu-jitsu.

George Plant

-Yard Supervisor-

George joined the team as Yard Supervisor at Watling Reclamation. Prior to joining our team, George came from an engineering based background, working with a local formula 1 team to solve problems and ensuring the company could deliver on time- a set of skills which make him the ideal person to supervise our busy yard. When you come and visit our yard, George will be there to assist you choosing the right product and loading up your vehicle. If you’re placing a delivery order, George will be the man who carefully hand picks your products.
George loves his cars and isn’t afraid to get dirty under his beloved Mini. He also enjoys walking his dog, Dexter and attending motocross- a real petrolhead!