Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

What are air bricks used for?

Air bricks can be used to reduce condensation and prevent expensive damage to your home. Generally, air bricks look like your standard building brick, but with holes in the side. Air bricks are built into a building’s structure to help to create airflow and ventilate the property. They are commonly found underneath suspended ground-level timber…




Replace or repair a damaged floorboard in 7 simple steps

Creaky, damaged, or loose floorboards all require either replacing or repairing to keep your floor safe and attractive. If the damage is restricted to just one or two boards, then repairing or replacing the section should be a relatively quick and easy task. The instructions below are for removing and repairing square-edged floorboards. Remove the…




How to prepare floorboards for painting

Give tired, old, wooden floorboards a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Painting floorboards is one of the simplest and most affordable ways of changing their appearance. As well as being a simple DIY task, painted floorboards can make a big impact, becoming a key interior feature. The sky’s the limit when…




How to build a barbeque from reclaimed bricks

Nothing beats the taste of smoky barbecued foods eaten in the great outdoors. If you’re fed up of crouching over disposable barbecues, but can’t justify the cost of an expensive shop bought one, why not build your own for a fraction of the cost? Reclaimed bricks are an affordable and eco-friendly building material, perfect for…




5 ways to attract wildlife to your garden using reclaimed bricks

Reclaimed bricks are an affordable, versatile and eco-friendly building material, perfect for DIY garden projects. Turning your garden into a haven for wildlife is not only good for the environment, but extremely rewarding too. Take on these 5 simple DIY garden projects using reclaimed bricks to start attracting more wildlife to your garden. Bird bath…




5 features of rustic interior design

Rustic interior design is unfussy, natural and rugged, creating a sense of unpretentious homely warmth. When looking for inspiration for your rustic interior, think remote country cottage or farmhouse. Rustic interior design uses minimal decoration, colour, and modern furniture, instead it embraces earthy and organic textures and materials. Here are five common features of rustic…




5 common uses for reclaimed bricks in the garden

The humble red brick is an attractive, durable and affordable building material, ideal for use in garden DIY projects of all shapes and sizes. Garden features and landscaping materials can be very expensive, so before shelling out at your local garden centre, ask yourself, is this something I could make myself? Reclaimed bricks are an…




5 reasons to buy upcycled furniture

Upcycled furniture offers a unique and eco-friendly alternative to new, mass-produced furniture. Whilst some people enjoy the process of upcycling their own furniture, it’s not for everyone. If crafting and DIY isn’t your thing, then buying furniture that has already been upcycled allows you to effortlessly obtain unique and sustainable items for your home. Here…




What is sustainable furniture?

Those looking to make more ethical and environmentally friendly buying decisions when furnishing their home should look for sustainable furniture options. Sustainable is a word that is often used interchangeably with terms like ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’, but does it really mean the same thing? Sustainable definition The dictionary definition for sustainable is: “able to be…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…