Category: Building Materials

How To Clean The Rust Off A Cast Iron Fireplace

One of the great benefits of buying a cast iron fireplace from a reclamation yard is the great saving you can make on buying new. The downside it may require some work to restore it to its former glory. Fortunately, the process involved in cleaning up iron is actually quite straightforward and can be rewarding…




Decorating Your Home Rustic Style

It has never been easier to make use of old reclaimed materials in the home with many examples of old materials being put to surprising new uses in homes and offices around the country. Much of the most eye catching innovations we see in the interior design world today involve reclaimed materials such as oak…




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…




How Victorian Furniture Was Built To Last More Than A Lifetime

William Morris the man often associated with the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. This typified the thinking in Victorian times that furniture should be crafted, beautiful to look at and just as importantly fit for…




What Sorts Of Things Can You Expect To Buy At A Reclamation Yard?

One of the main attractions of visiting a reclamation yard is you never know what you will find let along expect to buy. A reclamation yard will have anything from reclaimed building materials to furniture and unusual antiques on display at any one time. This makes a visit to more of a voyage of discovery…




From model motorcycles to iron dog bowls we have plenty of surprises for 2017

If you haven’t visited us for a while or indeed if you have yet to visit, we have plenty of new stock arriving at the reclamation yard at this time of year. Many of the items that have arrived this month with people braving the wet and windy weather to come along and browse. Fortunately,…




The Best Paints To Go With Period Interiors

Every period in history has its own prominent colours. Of course we don’t have the benefit of colour photography to look back on and tell us what those colours were but plenty of records have been found via illustrations and even old layers of paint to give us a clear idea of the colours used….




Looking Ahead To Christmas At Beeston Reclamation

We love this time of year at Beeston Reclamation not just because Christmas is a time for looking back as well as forward to what the new year has in store. Getting together and indulging in some quality family time after a busy year is what Christmas is all about and we like to give…




Cozy Fireplaces To Keep You Warm This Winter

Do you ever feel like relaxing by the fire this time of year and watching the flicker and dance as you enjoy the glow of soft light? Then you’re not alone. I am willing to bet that most of us human beings crave this kind of comfort on dark cold days and nights. The fire…




Laying Your Reclaimed Wooden Floor

Laying reclaimed wooden flooring in your home can really add character but there are a number of practical issue to consider before attempting to do it yourself. First of all buying reclaimed means you will be getting your floor boards in all sorts of lengths. They will also need to be restored to their former…