Category: Building Materials

4 alternative uses for a garden shed

The humble garden shed, typically a small wooden structure full of cobwebs, hibernating critters, and garden tools. Whilst garden sheds are a convenient place for storing garden tools, they have so much more potential. Many people are now transforming their garden sheds to add extra space to their homes. Here are just a few inspiring…




Pros and cons of pine wood flooring

Pines are fast-growing trees that produce attractive, lightweight wood, the perfect material for building an affordable wood floor. Choosing the right wood flooring for your home can make a huge difference to its overall aesthetics. As well as choosing a wood that has the right look, it’s important to think about the room’s purpose and…




Benefits of cast iron radiators

If you thought cast iron radiators were a thing of the past, think again. It’s not unusual for those with period properties to use antique radiators to restore their homes to its original glorious state. But recently, the benefits of a good old fashioned cast iron radiator have been rediscovered, and even those in modern…




What is a corbel brick?

In architecture, a corbel is a piece of wood, metal, or brick that is embedded deep inside a wall and juts out to support the weight above. Corbels come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials, from red brick corbels, to long, wooden beam corbels. Corbeling can be functional or decorative, but you’ll usually find…




How to Source the Salvage for Your Building Project?

With so many places to look, it can be hard to and sometimes bewildering to source the right architectural salvage you need for your project. Then there is the scale of the project to think about. One recent building development project in Manchester managed to recycle, 96% of the material gained from the demolition of…




Why Should You Buy Reclaimed or Antique Furniture In 2019?

The simple reason is there has never been a better time. Prices for antiques and some reclaimed materials are now steadily increasing after two decades of falling prices. Antique furniture and other reclaimed items however are still relatively cheap compared to what they have been historically and this represents a great buying opportunity to invest…




Introducing The Biedermeier Pine Dresser

If you are looking for a pine dresser then why not consider the latest antique arrival to Beeston Reclamation. The Biedermeier Pine Dresser can be put to a variety of uses and would be the perfect addition to a period style kitchen. If you are wondering what ‘Biedermeier’ refers to, it actually has an interesting…




How Do You Sell Antique Furniture?

Selling antique furniture is not as simple as it sounds. You may have something buried in your attic for example you think holds a bit of value and when you sell that cash can then be put to good use. Unfortunately, it is often the case that you will either get less money for the…




Young People Increasingly Drawn to Antique Furniture

More and more young people or ‘millennials’ as they are often classed are looking to buy antique furniture rather than opting for cheap furniture bought from stores such as IKEA. Furniture bought from stores such as IKEA is sometimes referred to as ‘fast furniture’ due to its cheap price and easy flatpack assembly kits. There…




What’s It Worth? How Do You Estimate the Value of An Antique?

TV programmes such as The Antiques Roadshow often feature people bringing in their antiques for expert valuations that often end with people being surprised at how much their items are worth. With desirable old items it is often easy to estimate the item is going to be worth a bit of money but what about…