Category: Building Materials

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

Points To Remember When Buying A Reclaimed Cast Iron Radiator

If you want to introduce a radiator to your room that not only looks hot but stays hot for longer, look no further than the cast iron radiator. Before you go out and buy one however, there are some important things to consider. One of the first is that not all cast iron radiators are

Before You Buy That Fire Surround, Why Not Consider Reclaimed?

It’s getting to the time of year when thoughts turn to the onset of autumn. Depending on where you live this may arrive sooner rather than later! To keep away the cold, you may be considering opening up your fireplace or perhaps investing in an electric fire with a nice surround. Either way, you might

Why Use Reclaimed Materials For Your Building Project?

You may be considering a small scale building project and wondering where best to source your materials to reduce your impact on the environment. There are no better ways to do this than using reclaimed building materials and here’s why… Buying reclaimed building materials for your project means that you will be using none of