Tag: reclaimed building Materials

How To Clean The Rust Off A Cast Iron Fireplace

One of the great benefits of buying a cast iron fireplace from a reclamation yard is the great saving you can make on buying new. The downside it may require some work to restore it to its former glory. Fortunately, the process involved in cleaning up iron is actually quite straightforward and can be rewarding…




What Is Upcycling?

You may have come across people using the term upcycling. It’s certainly something that’s caught on massively in recent decades but how does it differ from recycling and what does upcycling involve? Read on to find out. Upcycling in its purest for is taking something that appears old and worn and transforming it with some…




Decorating Your Home Rustic Style

It has never been easier to make use of old reclaimed materials in the home with many examples of old materials being put to surprising new uses in homes and offices around the country. Much of the most eye catching innovations we see in the interior design world today involve reclaimed materials such as oak…




Corona Enamel Sign – A ‘Fizzical’ Reminder of Social History

Most people of a certain age will remember Corona fizzy drinks such was its reach and popularity up until the late 80s. Plenty of relics from the golden age of pop (the fizzy variety) still remain including the original Corona enamel sign we have on Display at Beeston reclamation currently. The history of the Corona…




Why All This Fascination With Vintage?

You will find all sorts of vintage and retro products in the shops today, so why in this age of rapid technological advances are many of us still attracted by things from the past? Perhaps the biggest reason for the enduring fascination with things from the distant past is nostalgia. According to psychologists, we all…




Is It Time To Invest In That Summerhouse You Always Wanted?

It might not feel like it but spring is already upon us and summer isn’t far away. That means now is the ideal to time to buy that summerhouse you always promised yourself. Summerhouses have a long history and they remain extremely popular even today. Of course not everyone will have the luxury of having…




How To Choose A Playhouse

We don’t just do reclaimed here at Beeston, we also have a wide selection of playhouses for sale ranging from small play houses suitable for small children, to deluxe two story mansions. This makes us well qualified to offer advice on the best playhouse to choose for your kids. The number one concern for most…




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…




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 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…