Category: Reclamation Yard

Bambi Antique Children’s Ride From The 1960s

With kids often preoccupied with handheld electronic gadgets and TV some of the more simple pleasures continue to remain popular. One of these simple pleasures is the coin operated ride. For kids popping a coin in a slot and enjoying a one minute ride on a machine representing a particular children’s film character, car, truck,…




Are Red Letter Day For Beeston As Cast Iron Post Box Arrives

Post box enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that we now have a fully restored original cast iron post box available to purchase at Beeston reclamation. There was a time when people didn’t appreciate old post boxes and many ended up in scrap yards or even sometimes given away to postmen and women when they…




Tips On Buying Reclaimed Paving

Now is the time of year when you’ll either be enjoying sitting out on your patio or still considering building one. Time is running out though at it will be the end of summer before you know it, so if you want to enjoy what’s left of the summer with a new patio here are…




Reclaimed Materials Perfect For Restoration Projects

Restoration projects have grown hugely in popularity in recent decades due to several TV programmes that have covered the subject. Even property development projects that are not necessarily restoration projects use all sorts of reclaimed materials to add character. The perfect place to find these materials is in reclamation yards around the country. Purchasing your…




The Enduring Appeal Of The Door Knocker

The door knocker continues to occupy a special place in grand country houses despite a rather dark past. One of the curious things about door knockers is how fearsome they look and who could forget that scene in A Christmas Carol when the large Victorian door knocker transforms into a ghostly apparition of Scrooge’s former…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…




Railway Sleepers Perfect For Your Summer Garden Project

You will always find a good stock of reclaimed railway sleepers at Beeston reclamation and these are perfect for a whole range of garden projects. With summer just around the corner and the sunny weather we’ve been having recently, naturally thoughts will be turning to garden projects. You may for example be thinking of adding…




How Victorian Furniture Was Built To Last More Than A Lifetime

William Morris the man often associated with the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. This typified the thinking in Victorian times that furniture should be crafted, beautiful to look at and just as importantly fit for…




Antiques Maybe From the Past But They’re Also An Investment For The Future

If you are considering buying antiques and haven’t done so before, it is worth visiting us at Beeston reclamation yard first and seeing what’s on offer before spending big. Antiques sales is a business like any other business and you will find many shops on the high street selling antiques for a handsome profit. Often…




Reclaimed Yorkstone At Beeston Reclamation

Reclaimed York stone has to be one of the most popular if not the most popular choice among our customers seeking stone for patios or even driveways. For period properties there is simply no substitute and whether you opt to buy your York stone new or old it will always look fantastic when laid by…