Tag: Beeston Reclamation

Spooky Items To Purchase From Beeston Reclamation This Month

With Halloween just days away, it’s time to look at some of the spookier items we have on sale this month at Beeston reclamation. Cauldrons have a long history and association with witches It’s easy to imagine a witch preparing potions in the giant cauldron we currently have on sale at Beeston or you could…




Restoring Wrought Iron

If you have a period home with its origins in the Victorian period there is a good chance you will have either wrought iron fencing, gates or other exterior design feature. If you are buying your wrought iron from a reclamation yard, however, there is also a good chance it has been outside for many…




Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early at Beeston Reclamation

It is estimated that people will be spending £20bn shopping online in November particularly on what has become known as Black Friday. If only shopping isn’t for you and you dread the crowds on the high street, then Beeston Reclamation is a far more leisurely place to do your shopping. Unlike some reclamation yards you…




Useful Items You Can Buy From Reclamation Yards

Reclamation yards are ideal places to source materials and items for restoration projects and period homes. Here are some of the most common and useful items you will find. Bricks and roof tiles One of the main difficulties when building a new extension or replacing roof tiles is finding materials that match or at least…




How to Make You Period Home Look More Authentic During Renovations

Owning a period home means you get to enjoy all the character these properties offer but renovation work is likely to be far more difficult on some properties and other depending on the materials used in the original build. If you are sourcing new materials for your renovation project, then there is always the problem…




A Beginners Guide To Reclamation

Reclamation yards are great places to source antiques and architectural features for your home or building project. Buying reclaimed items mean you are also having less of an impact on the environment than you would buying new. You will find all kinds of unexpected items when you visit a reclamation yard so you will need…




3 Useful Tips to Help You Find the Best Antiques

Not everyone buys antiques for the money but it is worth bearing the following useful tips in mind when antiques shopping to ensure you find the best antiques as well as get the best deals on what you are purchasing. Attend fairs and auctions If you are hoping to make a business out of buying…




The Versatile Monks Bench

Every so often a piece of antique furniture arrives that you imagine could offer all sorts of versatile uses in a contemporary home. The monks bench is one example. A monks bench’s versatility relates to it being able to double up as either a seat or a table top as well as incorporating a storage…




New In – Original Corned Beef Ration Boxes

A selection of original corned beef ration boxes the latest additions to our stock of unusual reclaimed items at Beeston Reclamation. The history of corned beef goes back a long way in Britain, Ireland and the USA and the arrival of ration boxes tells us just how important it was to the war effort in…




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,…