Tag: reclaimed building Materials

4 alternative uses for a garden shed

The humble garden shed, typically a small wooden structure full of cobwebs, hibernating critters, and garden tools. Whilst garden sheds are a convenient place for storing garden tools, they have so much more potential. Many people are now transforming their garden sheds to add extra space to their homes. Here are just a few inspiring…




What is the difference between recycling and reclaiming?

Many people use the terms recycled and reclaimed interchangeably without realising that they refer to two different processes. As more people become aware of the environmental impact their purchasing decisions have, the demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products is growing. When buying products like furniture and flooring you will frequently come across recycled and…




Reclaimed railway sleeper grading: What does it mean?

Railway sleepers are thick pieces of wood, ideal for home and garden DIY projects. In the home, sleepers are popularly used to make fireplace mantels, tables, chairs, and benches of all shapes and sizes. Outside in the garden railway sleepers are commonly used to edge lawns and flowers beds, make garden furniture, raised flower beds,…




Pros and cons of pine wood flooring

Pines are fast-growing trees that produce attractive, lightweight wood, the perfect material for building an affordable wood floor. Choosing the right wood flooring for your home can make a huge difference to its overall aesthetics. As well as choosing a wood that has the right look, it’s important to think about the room’s purpose and…




Environmental benefits of reclaimed furniture

Reclaimed furniture offers an attractive and sustainable alternative to buying new. Cheap, mass-produced products have been in the spotlight recently, as awareness grows about the negative effect they have on the environment. As well as allowing you to pick up unique, high quality items at a fraction of the cost of buying them new, reclaimed…




Benefits of cast iron radiators

If you thought cast iron radiators were a thing of the past, think again. It’s not unusual for those with period properties to use antique radiators to restore their homes to its original glorious state. But recently, the benefits of a good old fashioned cast iron radiator have been rediscovered, and even those in modern…




What is a corbel brick?

In architecture, a corbel is a piece of wood, metal, or brick that is embedded deep inside a wall and juts out to support the weight above. Corbels come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials, from red brick corbels, to long, wooden beam corbels. Corbeling can be functional or decorative, but you’ll usually find…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in the garden

Old and weathered railway sleepers are a versatile building material, perfect for use in a variety of DIY projects to transform your garden. Affordable, attractive, and long-lasting, however you decide to put your railway sleepers to use they will bring an air of natural, rustic beauty to your outside space. Raised flower beds It’s quick…




Turn Your Balcony into a Relaxing Oasis

If you live in an apartment you may not be lucky enough to have use of a garden but if you have a balcony, they you could potentially transform it inti a relaxing oasis after a visit to Beeston Reclamation. Even if your balcony is on the small side there is still plenty you can…




Spring Landscaping Materials You Can Find at Beeston Reclamation

Spring is nearly upon us and it’s time to start thinking about tidying up the garden and making the most of those first spring flowers. As the weather turns milder and the days longer, landscaping projects will start to look more appealing and at Beeston Reclamation we have a large selection of salvaged items ready…