Category: Reclaimed Items

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…




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…




The history of Minton Hollins tiles

With their beautiful patterns and earthy tones, Victorian Minton Hollins floor tiles are, to this day, highly sought after. Pulling back your hallway carpet to discover Minton tiles has become akin to winning the jackpot. Even those in new properties are investing in reclaimed Minton tiles to give their home a vintage, period style. We…




Best plants for trough gardens

Trough gardens can be used to add interest and variety to your garden by creating the right conditions to grow plants that may otherwise not survive in the flower beds. It’s easy to create an eye-catching display in a trough by selecting plants in a variety of sizes, textures and colours. Remember to consider how…




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…




What is the difference between recycling and reclaiming?

Many people use the terms recycled and reclaimed interchangeably without realising that they refer to two different processes. As more people become aware of the environmental impact their purchasing decisions have, the demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products is growing. When buying products like furniture and flooring you will frequently come across recycled and…




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…




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…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in the garden

Old and weathered railway sleepers are a versatile building material, perfect for use in a variety of DIY projects to transform your garden. Affordable, attractive, and long-lasting, however you decide to put your railway sleepers to use they will bring an air of natural, rustic beauty to your outside space. Raised flower beds It’s quick…