Category: Reclamation Yard

How To Clean The Rust Off A Cast Iron Fireplace

One of the great benefits of buying a cast iron fireplace from a reclamation yard is the great saving you can make on buying new. The downside it may require some work to restore it to its former glory. Fortunately, the process involved in cleaning up iron is actually quite straightforward and can be rewarding…




What Is Upcycling?

You may have come across people using the term upcycling. It’s certainly something that’s caught on massively in recent decades but how does it differ from recycling and what does upcycling involve? Read on to find out. Upcycling in its purest for is taking something that appears old and worn and transforming it with some…




Decorating Your Home Rustic Style

It has never been easier to make use of old reclaimed materials in the home with many examples of old materials being put to surprising new uses in homes and offices around the country. Much of the most eye catching innovations we see in the interior design world today involve reclaimed materials such as oak…




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…




Why All This Fascination With Vintage?

You will find all sorts of vintage and retro products in the shops today, so why in this age of rapid technological advances are many of us still attracted by things from the past? Perhaps the biggest reason for the enduring fascination with things from the distant past is nostalgia. According to psychologists, we all…




What Does A Typical Victorian Style Garden Look Like?

This a question people who own Victorian properties often ask when they are considering reinstating some of the features that may have been lost in the many years that have passed since the 19th Century. If we could get into a time machine and travel back to that period, gardens will of course have looked…




Is It Time To Invest In That Summerhouse You Always Wanted?

It might not feel like it but spring is already upon us and summer isn’t far away. That means now is the ideal to time to buy that summerhouse you always promised yourself. Summerhouses have a long history and they remain extremely popular even today. Of course not everyone will have the luxury of having…




How To Choose A Playhouse

We don’t just do reclaimed here at Beeston, we also have a wide selection of playhouses for sale ranging from small play houses suitable for small children, to deluxe two story mansions. This makes us well qualified to offer advice on the best playhouse to choose for your kids. The number one concern for most…




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…




New Arrivals – Rare Bryant Paraffin Heater

If you are looking out for an antique Paraffin Heater then you are in luck. We have just put a rare Bryant Paraffin Heater on display. This winter is certainly shaping up to be a cold one and it doesn’t seem to have finished with us yet even though spring is hopefully around the corner….