Why All This Fascination With Vintage?

You will find all sorts of vintage and retro products in the shops today, so why in this age of rapid technological advances are many of us still attracted by things from the past? Perhaps the biggest reason for the enduring fascination with things from the distant past is nostalgia. According to psychologists, we all…




What Does A Typical Victorian Style Garden Look Like?

This a question people who own Victorian properties often ask when they are considering reinstating some of the features that may have been lost in the many years that have passed since the 19th Century. If we could get into a time machine and travel back to that period, gardens will of course have looked…




Is It Time To Invest In That Summerhouse You Always Wanted?

It might not feel like it but spring is already upon us and summer isn’t far away. That means now is the ideal to time to buy that summerhouse you always promised yourself. Summerhouses have a long history and they remain extremely popular even today. Of course not everyone will have the luxury of having…




How To Choose A Playhouse

We don’t just do reclaimed here at Beeston, we also have a wide selection of playhouses for sale ranging from small play houses suitable for small children, to deluxe two story mansions. This makes us well qualified to offer advice on the best playhouse to choose for your kids. The number one concern for most…




Top Tips On Creating a Victorian Style Home

You may have just bought a Victorian era house that needs a bit of work or you are thinking of exploring the addition of some appealing features from this area in your home. Here are our top tips to help you find the items that best represent this great period in British history. If you…




New Arrivals – Rare Bryant Paraffin Heater

If you are looking out for an antique Paraffin Heater then you are in luck. We have just put a rare Bryant Paraffin Heater on display. This winter is certainly shaping up to be a cold one and it doesn’t seem to have finished with us yet even though spring is hopefully around the corner….




New In – Beehive Doorknobs

The beehive doorknob has a long history here in the UK stretching as far back as the Regency period and we are excited to have a couple of more recent but original examples on display and available to purchase. This particular set of beehive doorknobs will look great in any period property because they are…




An Introduction To Antique Internal Doors

One thing you will find plenty of at Beeston Reclamation are reclaimed doors. From Victorian four panel doors to ledge and brace doors, you will find plenty to choose from. Here’s our advice on buying antique internal doors for your home including what to remember when fitting them. A door made from quality timber can…




Why Buy Staddlestones?

Staddlestones are often found in reclamation yards and you will find several at Beeston Reclamation, so why buy one, why are there so many and what were they used for? Read on to find out… Staddlestone are instantly recognisable due to their mushroom shape and you may have seen them used as features in gardens…




What Makes A Good Potting Shed?

A potting shed is a staple for every gardener with a garden or allotment big enough for one. A potting shed is excellent for growing vulnerable seedlings in pots before they are ready to be planted out in the garden. A good potting shed, however, is a not inconsiderable investment and choosing one requires a…