New In – Original Corned Beef Ration Boxes

A selection of original corned beef ration boxes the latest additions to our stock of unusual reclaimed items at Beeston Reclamation. The history of corned beef goes back a long way in Britain, Ireland and the USA and the arrival of ration boxes tells us just how important it was to the war effort in…




Bambi Antique Children’s Ride From The 1960s

With kids often preoccupied with handheld electronic gadgets and TV some of the more simple pleasures continue to remain popular. One of these simple pleasures is the coin operated ride. For kids popping a coin in a slot and enjoying a one minute ride on a machine representing a particular children’s film character, car, truck,…




Are Red Letter Day For Beeston As Cast Iron Post Box Arrives

Post box enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that we now have a fully restored original cast iron post box available to purchase at Beeston reclamation. There was a time when people didn’t appreciate old post boxes and many ended up in scrap yards or even sometimes given away to postmen and women when they…




Building Your Fireplace From Reclaimed Materials

If you own a period home in the country then one of the great pleasures is to have a fireplace to warm those cold nights in the autumn, winter and sometimes even the summer depending on where you live. So now might be a good time to examine your fireplace to make sure everything is…




Tips On Buying Reclaimed Paving

Now is the time of year when you’ll either be enjoying sitting out on your patio or still considering building one. Time is running out though at it will be the end of summer before you know it, so if you want to enjoy what’s left of the summer with a new patio here are…




Summer Garden Projects

As we enter the final months of summer it is probably a bit late to be tackling any large scale garden projects but there are still plenty of smaller projects you could do besides mowing the lawn and weeding to maintain a garden sanctuary. Summer is an ideal time to look at the potential of…




Reclaimed Materials Perfect For Restoration Projects

Restoration projects have grown hugely in popularity in recent decades due to several TV programmes that have covered the subject. Even property development projects that are not necessarily restoration projects use all sorts of reclaimed materials to add character. The perfect place to find these materials is in reclamation yards around the country. Purchasing your…




What Do Dovetail Joints Say About Furniture

There is far more to dovetail joints than something you might have learned as part of a woodworking class. Dovetail joints have been around for thousands of years and have a long history in furniture making here in the UK. Like anything else with a long history, dovetail joints will have a story to tell…




The Enduring Appeal Of The Door Knocker

The door knocker continues to occupy a special place in grand country houses despite a rather dark past. One of the curious things about door knockers is how fearsome they look and who could forget that scene in A Christmas Carol when the large Victorian door knocker transforms into a ghostly apparition of Scrooge’s former…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…