Category: Reclaimed Building Materials

Do I need planning permission to turn a garden shed into a home office?

Converting a shed at the end of the garden has become a popular way of creating a home office separate from day-to-day home life and distractions. Working from home can cut out the time-consuming, expensive, and stressful commute and help to improve work/life balance. With the development of modern technology and the internet, remote and…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in your home

Reclaimed railway sleepers are chunky, solid pieces of wood with excellent durability and longevity. The perfect building material for your next home DIY project. One important point to note when using railway sleepers inside the home, is that you should always make sure that the sleeper has not be treated with creosote, which is a…




5 period features you can buy reclaimed when restoring a period property

Buying reclaimed is the perfect way to acquire genuine period features for restoring your period home to its former glory. In their original state, most period properties featured ornate detailing and an elegant style that just can’t be replicated with modern features. Buying reclaimed period features can help to restore your period property to its…




3 types of lighting and how to use them effectively in your home

Well-designed interiors combine these three different types of lighting to create a comfortable, functional, and stylish space. As well as being functional, the lighting in a room plays a huge part in creating an atmosphere and setting a mood. Each different space in your home will require a different combination of lights, depending on the…




Why choose a reclaimed cast iron fireplace?

Elegant, ornate, and bold, a cast iron fireplace can bring any interior to life. As well as being a stunning feature focal point, a cast iron fireplace is also a powerful source of heat, creating a warm and cosy environment. Here are six reasons why a cast iron fireplace is an excellent investment for your…




What makes an eco-friendly floor?

Choosing natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly flooring options is beneficial to both the environmental and your health. An ever-growing number of people are now making more socially and environmentally conscious buying decisions. With so many new natural and sustainable products now available on the market, it is easy to upgrade to eco-friendly flooring without compromising on…




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…