Tag: reclaimed building Materials

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…




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…




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…




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…




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…




Building Your Fireplace From Reclaimed Materials

If you own a period home in the country then one of the great pleasures is to have a fireplace to warm those cold nights in the autumn, winter and sometimes even the summer depending on where you live. So now might be a good time to examine your fireplace to make sure everything is…




What Do Dovetail Joints Say About Furniture

There is far more to dovetail joints than something you might have learned as part of a woodworking class. Dovetail joints have been around for thousands of years and have a long history in furniture making here in the UK. Like anything else with a long history, dovetail joints will have a story to tell…