Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

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…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in the garden

Old and weathered railway sleepers are a versatile building material, perfect for use in a variety of DIY projects to transform your garden. Affordable, attractive, and long-lasting, however you decide to put your railway sleepers to use they will bring an air of natural, rustic beauty to your outside space. Raised flower beds It’s quick…




Creative Ways to Use Architectural Salvage for Your Business Premises

Reclamation yards up and down the country provide absolute treasure troves of old building materials and items recovered following the demolition of properties. Such is the quality of some salvaged materials, they can soon be restored and put to a new purpose elsewhere. While salvaged materials may not be suitable for every business, they can…




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…




Divorced and Married Furniture

Talk of separation is certainly in the news at the moment with Britain set to leave the EU but have you ever heard of furniture being married or divorced? You will if you have knowledge of the antiques furniture trade where the two are quite common. So, what is meant by furniture being divorced or…




Christmas and Nostalgia

You may notice at this time of year the heavy dose of nostalgia that is often associated with Christmas. No other time of the year conjures up the same emotions or reconnects us to the past quite like Christmas does. When you get to a certain age it becomes apparent just how much of Christmas…




Invest in the Warmth of a Reclaimed Fireplace

This is the time of year when you’re most likely to crave the warmth of a real fire and if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where this is possible we have a wide selection of reclaimed fire surrounds to choose from. Why buy your fire surround reclaimed? Back in the old days…




Combining Reclaimed with Contemporary Home Furnishings

Combining contemporary and reclaimed items in the home is all about creating the right balance between old and new. If you fill your house with too many reclaimed items or antiques it can end up looking more like a museum than a house. Most interior designers will add just a few antique items to a…