Tag: Reclaimed

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…




How to Source the Salvage for Your Building Project?

With so many places to look, it can be hard to and sometimes bewildering to source the right architectural salvage you need for your project. Then there is the scale of the project to think about. One recent building development project in Manchester managed to recycle, 96% of the material gained from the demolition of…




Creative Ways to Use Architectural Salvage for Your Business Premises

Reclamation yards up and down the country provide absolute treasure troves of old building materials and items recovered following the demolition of properties. Such is the quality of some salvaged materials, they can soon be restored and put to a new purpose elsewhere. While salvaged materials may not be suitable for every business, they can…




Introducing The Biedermeier Pine Dresser

If you are looking for a pine dresser then why not consider the latest antique arrival to Beeston Reclamation. The Biedermeier Pine Dresser can be put to a variety of uses and would be the perfect addition to a period style kitchen. If you are wondering what ‘Biedermeier’ refers to, it actually has an interesting…




Young People Increasingly Drawn to Antique Furniture

More and more young people or ‘millennials’ as they are often classed are looking to buy antique furniture rather than opting for cheap furniture bought from stores such as IKEA. Furniture bought from stores such as IKEA is sometimes referred to as ‘fast furniture’ due to its cheap price and easy flatpack assembly kits. There…




What’s It Worth? How Do You Estimate the Value of An Antique?

TV programmes such as The Antiques Roadshow often feature people bringing in their antiques for expert valuations that often end with people being surprised at how much their items are worth. With desirable old items it is often easy to estimate the item is going to be worth a bit of money but what about…




Divorced and Married Furniture

Talk of separation is certainly in the news at the moment with Britain set to leave the EU but have you ever heard of furniture being married or divorced? You will if you have knowledge of the antiques furniture trade where the two are quite common. So, what is meant by furniture being divorced or…