New In – Beehive Doorknobs

The beehive doorknob has a long history here in the UK stretching as far back as the Regency period and we are excited to have a couple of more recent but original examples on display and available to purchase. This particular set of beehive doorknobs will look great in any period property because they are…




An Introduction To Antique Internal Doors

One thing you will find plenty of at Beeston Reclamation are reclaimed doors. From Victorian four panel doors to ledge and brace doors, you will find plenty to choose from. Here’s our advice on buying antique internal doors for your home including what to remember when fitting them. A door made from quality timber can…




Why Buy Staddlestones?

Staddlestones are often found in reclamation yards and you will find several at Beeston Reclamation, so why buy one, why are there so many and what were they used for? Read on to find out… Staddlestone are instantly recognisable due to their mushroom shape and you may have seen them used as features in gardens…




What Makes A Good Potting Shed?

A potting shed is a staple for every gardener with a garden or allotment big enough for one. A potting shed is excellent for growing vulnerable seedlings in pots before they are ready to be planted out in the garden. A good potting shed, however, is a not inconsiderable investment and choosing one requires a…




Indulge Your Love For Beer At Beeston

Beer is a national obsession in the UK and competition amongst breweries is huge. This means that branding and marketing have always been of vital importance to beer producers, from beer mats to beer taps, the number of collectable items is huge and we have several interesting examples on display at Beeston reclamation. The hobby…




How To Choose The Right Dog Kennel

If you need to keep your dog outside for long periods, then you will need a kennel that is both comfortable and warm and meets the needs of your dog. This is why choosing a kennel is something that needs to be carefully considered and not just for the welfare of your dog but also…




What the Humble Dovetail Joint Can Tell Us

You may remember doing woodwork at school and being asked to produce a dovetail joint. It is an important skill in carpentry and one that has been around since Egyptian times. The interesting thing about the dovetail joint is its usage in furniture and how the appearance of dovetail joints can be used to check…




How to Mix Contemporary and Period Features In Your Home

If you have just invested in a period house this may have been influenced by an appreciation of its period features. Most of us, however, don’t want to live in a house that doesn’t have at least some contemporary features to go with. Herein lies the difficulty when you to try to match those contemporary…




How to Heat Your Garden Shed

Whether you use your shed as a workshop, home office or simply a garden sanctuary, you will of course benefit from having some heating installed to make it cosy in what looks like becoming one of our colder winters. Here are some of the best options available to heat your shed. Electric radiators If you…




Adding Value To Your Period Home

If you own a period house you are in a fortunate position and even more so if your house dates back hundreds of years. Period homes are highly sought after and often sell for far more than newly built properties in the same areas. Victorian and Georgian houses are the most likely period properties to…