Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

Ways To Use Salvage

Architectural salvage is now highly sought after from our homes to our business premises and even housing developments, there are pieces which can be upcycled or recycled and put to all kinds of different purposes. The demand for reclaimed architectural materials has sparked a growth in specialist tradespeople, designers and architects, who are skilled in…




Storage Doesn’t Need To Be Boring At Beeston Reclamation

Do you ever find yourself struggling for space in the home and then hunting around the shops for suitable furniture to store those items in? Perhaps a visit to Beeston Reclamation might present you with some more interesting ways to store your stuff. At Beeston we have several unique and unusual pieces available which are…




Choosing A Hearth For Your Wood Burning Stove

Wood burning stoves are an increasingly popular way to heat the home but as with all things involving hot appliances and fires, some thought will need to be put into what surrounds it and that includes the hearth. You will find plenty of non-combustible options at Beeston Reclamation where we have a wealth of materials…




What Period Is Your House?

Choosing the right architectural features for your home is easier when you know what period your house is. Britain has a rich heritage of different architectural styles from centuries gone by and recognising those styles is easier when you know what to look for. Most period properties today will date back to one of three…




Top 3 Problems With Upcycling

We are currently in the midst of a boom in upcycling driven by concerns for the environment as much as demand for vintage style items of furniture and so on. This means there plenty of people now visiting reclamation yards looking for items that are a bit shabby around the edges that are ripe for…




Cheap And Easy Ways To Restore Old Furniture

Restoring old furniture can be a really pleasurable experience. If you’re creative it more than satisfies those urges and if you are keen on upcycling, then you can feel equally pleased you have saved yourself the bother of buying something new and probably mass produced. Restoring old furniture to its former glory, however, isn’t always…




3 High Quality Landscaping Materials You Can Source At Beeston Reclamation

Now is the best time of year to get out into the garden and start working on those landscaping projects in the garden. When it comes to materials, there are a number of ways to source what you need; go to your local DIY store, builders merchant or online or perhaps a reclamation yard where…




Corona Enamel Sign – A ‘Fizzical’ Reminder of Social History

Most people of a certain age will remember Corona fizzy drinks such was its reach and popularity up until the late 80s. Plenty of relics from the golden age of pop (the fizzy variety) still remain including the original Corona enamel sign we have on Display at Beeston reclamation currently. The history of the Corona…




Top Tips On Creating a Victorian Style Home

You may have just bought a Victorian era house that needs a bit of work or you are thinking of exploring the addition of some appealing features from this area in your home. Here are our top tips to help you find the items that best represent this great period in British history. If you…




An Introduction To Antique Internal Doors

One thing you will find plenty of at Beeston Reclamation are reclaimed doors. From Victorian four panel doors to ledge and brace doors, you will find plenty to choose from. Here’s our advice on buying antique internal doors for your home including what to remember when fitting them. A door made from quality timber can…