Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

Upcycled storage ideas for small bedrooms

Keep your small bedroom organised and clutter-free with these inventive upcycled storage ideas. If there’s one thing that can make a small bedroom feel even smaller, it’s clutter. Keeping items neatly stored away and out of sight is a great way to maximise space in a small bedroom. But with less space for storage furniture,…




How to care for stained glass windows

Whether original or reclaimed, stained glass windows are an attractive feature that can add real value and kerb appeal to your home. Keeping beautiful stained glass windows clean and free of dust and debris enhances their appearance and increases their longevity and value. Stained glass windows are delicate and should be cleaned and maintained with…




What are encaustic tiles?

Patterned tiles have added interest and style to interiors around the world throughout history, making them a timeless addition to any home. From intricate, modern, multi-coloured patterns, to bold and simple monochrome designs, patterned tiles are now more popular than ever. If you’re considering adding some beautiful new tiles to your home, one of the…




Tips for maximising space in a small room

Use the interior design tips in this blog to maximise living space and comfort in even the smallest of rooms. Many families in the UK feel like their homes are space-starved, with most of us having at least one room in our house that feels uncomfortably small and poky. Here are five ideas for making…




Eco-friendly decorating tips

Decorating doesn’t need to involve chemicals, carbon emissions and waste, here are five sustainable and environmentally-friendly tips for making over your home. Cheap, mass-produced furniture, chemicals, and paint all have a detrimental effect on the environment but are still widely used by homeowners and traders during DIY and restoration projects. Luckily, there are plenty of…




4 alternative uses for a garden shed

The humble garden shed, typically a small wooden structure full of cobwebs, hibernating critters, and garden tools. Whilst garden sheds are a convenient place for storing garden tools, they have so much more potential. Many people are now transforming their garden sheds to add extra space to their homes. Here are just a few inspiring…




Reclaimed railway sleeper grading: What does it mean?

Railway sleepers are thick pieces of wood, ideal for home and garden DIY projects. In the home, sleepers are popularly used to make fireplace mantels, tables, chairs, and benches of all shapes and sizes. Outside in the garden railway sleepers are commonly used to edge lawns and flowers beds, make garden furniture, raised flower beds,…




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…




Benefits of cast iron radiators

If you thought cast iron radiators were a thing of the past, think again. It’s not unusual for those with period properties to use antique radiators to restore their homes to its original glorious state. But recently, the benefits of a good old fashioned cast iron radiator have been rediscovered, and even those in modern…