Category: Building Project

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…




Environmental benefits of reclaimed furniture

Reclaimed furniture offers an attractive and sustainable alternative to buying new. Cheap, mass-produced products have been in the spotlight recently, as awareness grows about the negative effect they have on the environment. As well as allowing you to pick up unique, high quality items at a fraction of the cost of buying them new, reclaimed…




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…




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…




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….




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…




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…