How to Heat Your Garden Shed

Whether you use your shed as a workshop, home office or simply a garden sanctuary, you will of course benefit from having some heating installed to make it cosy in what looks like becoming one of our colder winters. Here are some of the best options available to heat your shed. Electric radiators If you…




Adding Value To Your Period Home

If you own a period house you are in a fortunate position and even more so if your house dates back hundreds of years. Period homes are highly sought after and often sell for far more than newly built properties in the same areas. Victorian and Georgian houses are the most likely period properties to…




Out With Antiques In With Vintage and Retro?

A clear trend emerging in the world of antiques has seen some auctioneers abandon pre-20th century antiques in favour of more modern items which seem to be more popular with the buyers of today. One auction which took place in Dublin this year didn’t have a single piece of Victorian or Georgian furniture with all…




What’s Is So Special About French Oak?

Why have a items on sale made from French oak including floorboards and tables. You may be forgiven for asking, what’s the difference between French oak and other European oak? Oak has a long history as a building material and has been used throughout Europe for more than a thousand years. This means the various…




Are You Buying Antique or Vintage?

You will find all sorts of items at a reclamation yard some of which could be described as antiques, vintage or reproductions. So how do you tell the difference? This question is a difficult one to answer even for seasoned antiques dealers and there is often disagreement over how old an object should be to…




5 Things You Need in a Victorian Style Garden

If you own a property dating back to the Victorian era, you may be wondering how to recreate what typical garden from this period might include. You will find lots of inspiration on line and in history books of course but here are some of the most typical elements you should include in any Victorian…




The Biggest Items You Can Buy At Beeston Reclamation

You will find thousands of reclaimed items on display at Beeston reclamation at low prices but if you are feeling a bit more ambitious or you have a large architectural project in mind then you might consider one of these special items we currently have in stock. Life Size Bronze Lions £5,000 One pair of…




Spooky Items To Purchase From Beeston Reclamation This Month

With Halloween just days away, it’s time to look at some of the spookier items we have on sale this month at Beeston reclamation. Cauldrons have a long history and association with witches It’s easy to imagine a witch preparing potions in the giant cauldron we currently have on sale at Beeston or you could…




Restoring Wrought Iron

If you have a period home with its origins in the Victorian period there is a good chance you will have either wrought iron fencing, gates or other exterior design feature. If you are buying your wrought iron from a reclamation yard, however, there is also a good chance it has been outside for many…




Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early at Beeston Reclamation

It is estimated that people will be spending £20bn shopping online in November particularly on what has become known as Black Friday. If only shopping isn’t for you and you dread the crowds on the high street, then Beeston Reclamation is a far more leisurely place to do your shopping. Unlike some reclamation yards you…