Category: Building Materials

What Will You Find At Beeston Reclamation This October?

Yes, we are now in the middle of autumn and the dark nights and shorter days are now upon us and we look ahead to those chilly winter nights. October is the time of year when our focus is geared toward the indoors rather than the outdoors even if we have had a few flashes…




Struggling for Gift Ideas?

Everyone has that family member or friend who is difficult to buy for. This makes life even tougher if you live in a town where half the shops have closed down on the high street and most of the stores that are still open offer limited choice. But fear not, you might find something at…




3 Uses For Fruit Crates

Fruit crates could be described as the ultimate in upcycling. They arrive at the reclamation yard looking a bit battered and looking for a less demanding purpose. Old fruit crates are perfect for a variety of uses in the home and here are some of the best ideas for putting your fruit crates to good…




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…