Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

Are You Buying Antique or Vintage?

You will find all sorts of items at a reclamation yard some of which could be described as antiques, vintage or reproductions. So how do you tell the difference? This question is a difficult one to answer even for seasoned antiques dealers and there is often disagreement over how old an object should be to…




The Biggest Items You Can Buy At Beeston Reclamation

You will find thousands of reclaimed items on display at Beeston reclamation at low prices but if you are feeling a bit more ambitious or you have a large architectural project in mind then you might consider one of these special items we currently have in stock. Life Size Bronze Lions £5,000 One pair of…




A Beginners Guide To Reclamation

Reclamation yards are great places to source antiques and architectural features for your home or building project. Buying reclaimed items mean you are also having less of an impact on the environment than you would buying new. You will find all kinds of unexpected items when you visit a reclamation yard so you will need…




Building Your Fireplace From Reclaimed Materials

If you own a period home in the country then one of the great pleasures is to have a fireplace to warm those cold nights in the autumn, winter and sometimes even the summer depending on where you live. So now might be a good time to examine your fireplace to make sure everything is…




Tips On Buying Reclaimed Paving

Now is the time of year when you’ll either be enjoying sitting out on your patio or still considering building one. Time is running out though at it will be the end of summer before you know it, so if you want to enjoy what’s left of the summer with a new patio here are…




The Enduring Appeal Of The Door Knocker

The door knocker continues to occupy a special place in grand country houses despite a rather dark past. One of the curious things about door knockers is how fearsome they look and who could forget that scene in A Christmas Carol when the large Victorian door knocker transforms into a ghostly apparition of Scrooge’s former…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…




Railway Sleepers Perfect For Your Summer Garden Project

You will always find a good stock of reclaimed railway sleepers at Beeston reclamation and these are perfect for a whole range of garden projects. With summer just around the corner and the sunny weather we’ve been having recently, naturally thoughts will be turning to garden projects. You may for example be thinking of adding…




Reclaimed Yorkstone At Beeston Reclamation

Reclaimed York stone has to be one of the most popular if not the most popular choice among our customers seeking stone for patios or even driveways. For period properties there is simply no substitute and whether you opt to buy your York stone new or old it will always look fantastic when laid by…




How To Spot Fake Antique Furniture

Not everything you find is what it seems when it comes to antique furniture even if to the untrained eye everything appears genuine. Spotting the real antiques from the many fakes in circulation is a skill that takes years to acquire but here are some more obvious things to look out for when trying to…