Tag: Reclamation Yards

Bambi Antique Children’s Ride From The 1960s

With kids often preoccupied with handheld electronic gadgets and TV some of the more simple pleasures continue to remain popular. One of these simple pleasures is the coin operated ride. For kids popping a coin in a slot and enjoying a one minute ride on a machine representing a particular children’s film character, car, truck,…




Are Red Letter Day For Beeston As Cast Iron Post Box Arrives

Post box enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that we now have a fully restored original cast iron post box available to purchase at Beeston reclamation. There was a time when people didn’t appreciate old post boxes and many ended up in scrap yards or even sometimes given away to postmen and women when they…




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…




Tips On Buying Reclaimed Paving

Now is the time of year when you’ll either be enjoying sitting out on your patio or still considering building one. Time is running out though at it will be the end of summer before you know it, so if you want to enjoy what’s left of the summer with a new patio here are…




Reclaimed Materials Perfect For Restoration Projects

Restoration projects have grown hugely in popularity in recent decades due to several TV programmes that have covered the subject. Even property development projects that are not necessarily restoration projects use all sorts of reclaimed materials to add character. The perfect place to find these materials is in reclamation yards around the country. Purchasing your…




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…




The Enduring Appeal Of The Door Knocker

The door knocker continues to occupy a special place in grand country houses despite a rather dark past. One of the curious things about door knockers is how fearsome they look and who could forget that scene in A Christmas Carol when the large Victorian door knocker transforms into a ghostly apparition of Scrooge’s former…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…




How Much Are Your Antiques Worth?

Selling as much as buying antiques can be a bit of a minefield for the unwary and in all cases it is better to seek the opinions of more than one person and preferably those with expertise in what you are selling. Getting those options should be relatively straightforward as long as your items are…




What Is Art Deco And Why Does Its Popularity Endure?

Art Deco can be defined as style which saw its origins in the early part of the 20th century and it has been described as a bridge between art and industry which had been competing against each other. Its aim was to make art accessible to the masses through mass production of furniture and items…