Category: Restoration Projects

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…




How to care for reclaimed metal garden furniture

Reclaimed metal garden furniture not only looks elegant, it is also sturdy and long-lasting, making it a highly cost-effective investment. Often made from aluminium, steel, or iron, metal garden furniture is great at withstanding the weather as well as the test of time. Its excellent longevity makes it both a cost-effective and environmentally friendly addition…




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…




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…




Invest in the Warmth of a Reclaimed Fireplace

This is the time of year when you’re most likely to crave the warmth of a real fire and if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where this is possible we have a wide selection of reclaimed fire surrounds to choose from. Why buy your fire surround reclaimed? Back in the old days…




Struggling for Gift Ideas?

Everyone has that family member or friend who is difficult to buy for. This makes life even tougher if you live in a town where half the shops have closed down on the high street and most of the stores that are still open offer limited choice. But fear not, you might find something at…




Upcycling – Painting Old Furniture

Old furniture sourced from reclamation yards can be transformed simply with the addition of a coat of paint whether it’s a bench for outdoor use or something for the interior. The painting of old chairs with spindles and so on can, however, take a lot of time and effort so here are some tips on…




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…