Category: Beeston Reclamation

What is sustainable furniture?

Those looking to make more ethical and environmentally friendly buying decisions when furnishing their home should look for sustainable furniture options. Sustainable is a word that is often used interchangeably with terms like ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’, but does it really mean the same thing? Sustainable definition The dictionary definition for sustainable is: “able to be…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…




How to insulate a garden shed

Whether you plan on turning your garden shed into a home office, gym, art studio, or playroom, insulating it is an essential part of creating a comfortable, warm and habitable environment. Converting a garden shed into a useful and comfortable room can add valuable extra living space to your home and help to improve your…




How to treat rust on a cast iron radiator

Cast iron radiators are extremely hardwearing and long-lasting, but over the years they will need to be treated for rust to keep them looking their best. If well cared for, a cast iron radiator can last a lifetime. Their decorative, elegant appearance and practical efficiency make them popular features in period properties. Whilst generally very…




Tips for improving your period property’s kerb appeal

Improve your period property’s kerb appeal to fall in love with your home all over again. There’s no place like home – a saying that’s particularly true when you’re returning home to a property that looks elegant, tidy and welcoming. If your property’s exterior is beginning to a look a little tired, neglected or drab,…




Trough plants for colour in autumn/winter

As we say goodbye to the summer, those once vibrant trough gardens can start to look bare, brown, and sorry for themselves. Carefully curating a trough that is full of plants that thrive in colder conditions can help to inject colour and beauty into your garden throughout the colder months. Our top tips for creating…




5 simple steps to turn your garden shed into a home office

The internet means that more people than ever can now enjoy the benefits of working from home. As well as cutting out the daily commute, working from home can also improve work/life balance and minimise distractions to improve concentration and productivity, that is, if you have a suitable quiet and comfortable place to work at…




How to paint a cast iron radiator

Update an elegant cast iron radiator with a lick of paint and enjoy the many benefits these practical period features can bring to your home. As well as their elegant shape and decorative appearance, old-fashioned cast iron radiators offer excellent heat retention, allowing them to give off a more consistent and long-lasting heat than modern…




Do I need planning permission to turn a garden shed into a home office?

Converting a shed at the end of the garden has become a popular way of creating a home office separate from day-to-day home life and distractions. Working from home can cut out the time-consuming, expensive, and stressful commute and help to improve work/life balance. With the development of modern technology and the internet, remote and…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in your home

Reclaimed railway sleepers are chunky, solid pieces of wood with excellent durability and longevity. The perfect building material for your next home DIY project. One important point to note when using railway sleepers inside the home, is that you should always make sure that the sleeper has not be treated with creosote, which is a…