Category: Reclaimed Items

How to create a fall when laying a patio

When laying paving slabs, it is important to include a ‘fall’ to help water to drain off the patio. Adding a patio to your garden can provide you with a comfortable outdoor living space. Invest in some garden furniture and some potted plants and your patio will soon become your family’s favourite place to spend…




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…




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…




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…