Category: Building Materials

Brighten Up Dark Evenings With Reclaimed Lighting

Autumn is has arrived and so to have the darker nights and mornings which can sometimes darken the mood. Fortunately we have plenty of reclaimed lights to brighten up those evenings and make a centre piece of som,ething we often take for granted in our homes. So why go to a reclamation yard to find…




Which Type Of Metal Gate Should You Choose?

Metal gates can make an elegant feature as an entrance to your garden or driveway and there are many different types of metal gate to choose from including those made from steel, cast iron and wrought iron but which material makes the best gate? Budget You will find plenty of choice when it comes to…




Making the Most of Reclaimed Wood in the Homes of Today

Wood has been used in the home since the dawn of human history and its popularity has endured through the arrival of many types of materials and fashions through the ages. Today from kitchen tables to mantlepieces, wood remains at the heart of many a home. Producing wooden furniture new, however, does come at an…




Exploiting the Enduring Appeal of Garden Salvage

Garden salvage is one of the most popular draws for people at reclamation yards and it’s easy to see why when stone statues and other reclaimed garden curiosities fit so well even in contemporary garden settings The appeal of garden salvage lies in the patina it will have developed over many years outdoors. Cast metal…




Upcycling – Painting Old Furniture

Old furniture sourced from reclamation yards can be transformed simply with the addition of a coat of paint whether it’s a bench for outdoor use or something for the interior. The painting of old chairs with spindles and so on can, however, take a lot of time and effort so here are some tips on…




Natural Stone or Concrete Paving – Which is Best?

Before starting on a paving project people are often inclined to ask which is best natural stone or concrete? So let’s look at the some of the pros and cons of each to help you come to the right choice for your landscape project. Price One thing is certain, natural stone is going to cost…




How To Choose Bricks

Bricks have been used in building for thousands of years and to this day they are by far the most common building blocks of houses. This means you will find a lot of bricks around of various sizes, colours and properties making it difficult to choose the right brick for your particular project. So what…




Storage Doesn’t Need To Be Boring At Beeston Reclamation

Do you ever find yourself struggling for space in the home and then hunting around the shops for suitable furniture to store those items in? Perhaps a visit to Beeston Reclamation might present you with some more interesting ways to store your stuff. At Beeston we have several unique and unusual pieces available which are…




What Period Is Your House?

Choosing the right architectural features for your home is easier when you know what period your house is. Britain has a rich heritage of different architectural styles from centuries gone by and recognising those styles is easier when you know what to look for. Most period properties today will date back to one of three…




Cheap And Easy Ways To Restore Old Furniture

Restoring old furniture can be a really pleasurable experience. If you’re creative it more than satisfies those urges and if you are keen on upcycling, then you can feel equally pleased you have saved yourself the bother of buying something new and probably mass produced. Restoring old furniture to its former glory, however, isn’t always…