What’s It Worth? How Do You Estimate the Value of An Antique?

TV programmes such as The Antiques Roadshow often feature people bringing in their antiques for expert valuations that often end with people being surprised at how much their items are worth. With desirable old items it is often easy to estimate the item is going to be worth a bit of money but what about…




Divorced and Married Furniture

Talk of separation is certainly in the news at the moment with Britain set to leave the EU but have you ever heard of furniture being married or divorced? You will if you have knowledge of the antiques furniture trade where the two are quite common. So, what is meant by furniture being divorced or…




Christmas and Nostalgia

You may notice at this time of year the heavy dose of nostalgia that is often associated with Christmas. No other time of the year conjures up the same emotions or reconnects us to the past quite like Christmas does. When you get to a certain age it becomes apparent just how much of Christmas…




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…




How to Make Good Use of Reclaimed Items in Your Home

Reclamation yards offer so much more than building materials. They are places that help fire the imagination with so many items available that can be put to new uses in the home. Whether you are seeking items for an interior design project or looking for garden features, a reclamation yard can yield some exciting new…




Combining Reclaimed with Contemporary Home Furnishings

Combining contemporary and reclaimed items in the home is all about creating the right balance between old and new. If you fill your house with too many reclaimed items or antiques it can end up looking more like a museum than a house. Most interior designers will add just a few antique items to a…




What Will You Find At Beeston Reclamation This October?

Yes, we are now in the middle of autumn and the dark nights and shorter days are now upon us and we look ahead to those chilly winter nights. October is the time of year when our focus is geared toward the indoors rather than the outdoors even if we have had a few flashes…




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…




Creepy Reclaimed Curios for Halloween

It will soon be Halloween and in the shops you will find the usual witches hats scary masks. Perhaps even the odd example of artwork that looks strangely like a cosy Christmas scenes only with skulls and candles such is the commercialisation attached to the occasion nowadays. But if you want to find something a…




3 Uses For Fruit Crates

Fruit crates could be described as the ultimate in upcycling. They arrive at the reclamation yard looking a bit battered and looking for a less demanding purpose. Old fruit crates are perfect for a variety of uses in the home and here are some of the best ideas for putting your fruit crates to good…