Tag: reclaimed building Materials

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…




Brown Furniture Making A Comeback

There was a time when brown furniture was what everyone wanted. At least back in its 70s and 80s heyday where many people still possessed the hand me down examples from parents and grandparents. After a period where this type of furniture was seen as too dark and bulky, brown furniture is making something of…




Remembering Retro Stand Hairdryers

If you are of a certain age, then you could be forgiven for wondering what on earth was the purpose for this odd hood shaped thing perched on top of a six foot stand we have on display at Beeston Reclamation. The older generation of course will instantly recognise it as the good old-fashioned stand…




Making the Most of Reclaimed Wood in the Homes of Today

Wood has been used in the home since the dawn of human history and its popularity has endured through the arrival of many types of materials and fashions through the ages. Today from kitchen tables to mantlepieces, wood remains at the heart of many a home. Producing wooden furniture new, however, does come at an…




Exploiting the Enduring Appeal of Garden Salvage

Garden salvage is one of the most popular draws for people at reclamation yards and it’s easy to see why when stone statues and other reclaimed garden curiosities fit so well even in contemporary garden settings The appeal of garden salvage lies in the patina it will have developed over many years outdoors. Cast metal…