Despite the weather, Masco Walcot had a very successful open day on 18th February. Customers poured through the door, some being brave enough to stop outside and browse the renovated shepherds hut on display! Those that headed straight for the warmth of the showroom, were welcomed by hot soup and crusty bread, a glass of wine, talks by David Howard and entertainment by Patsy Gamble on her saxophone.
The showroom has been completely restocked and all of this was on display, including architectural features, fireplaces, furniture, hardware, original cast iron radiators, bathware, garden troughs and staddle stones.
David Howard, former head gardener at Highgrove, did two talks on using reclaimed items from Masco in his garden design, illustrating with slides showing large and small projects. The talks were well received and added a different dimension to the day.
One completely new product now available is the reclaimed pine doors with hand crafted reclaimed glass fitted into the top panels. Working with Jude of Lucian glass, we have produced 6 examples of patterns that can be ordered, see our website for details and prices.
There was a huge amount of interest in our oak flooring section. With engineered and solid oak boards on display of various widths and finishes, lots of questions were asked, answered and details and price lists taken away.
Another favourite were the garden benches. Available in various sizes and styles from a rocking chair, to curved 4 seater, to 2 seater bench, these proved very popular. Made of galvanised steel with a verdigris finish they would look beautiful in any garden size.
A good day was had by staff and customers alike. The tills were ringing, the atmosphere was relaxed and the showroom full. The staff would like to take this opportunity to say thanks for any help received, thanks to their customers for turning up and we look forward to seeing you at our showroom and garden yard in the future.