Tag: Beeston Reclamation

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…




Out With Antiques In With Vintage and Retro?

A clear trend emerging in the world of antiques has seen some auctioneers abandon pre-20th century antiques in favour of more modern items which seem to be more popular with the buyers of today. One auction which took place in Dublin this year didn’t have a single piece of Victorian or Georgian furniture with all…




What’s Is So Special About French Oak?

Why have a items on sale made from French oak including floorboards and tables. You may be forgiven for asking, what’s the difference between French oak and other European oak? Oak has a long history as a building material and has been used throughout Europe for more than a thousand years. This means the various…




Are You Buying Antique or Vintage?

You will find all sorts of items at a reclamation yard some of which could be described as antiques, vintage or reproductions. So how do you tell the difference? This question is a difficult one to answer even for seasoned antiques dealers and there is often disagreement over how old an object should be to…




5 Things You Need in a Victorian Style Garden

If you own a property dating back to the Victorian era, you may be wondering how to recreate what typical garden from this period might include. You will find lots of inspiration on line and in history books of course but here are some of the most typical elements you should include in any Victorian…