Tag: Reclamation Yards

What Material Makes A Good Mantle For Your Fireplace

The material you choose will depend a lot on what type of property you have. If it’s from the Victorian era then a cast iron mantlepiece is likely to be the best fit while for other properties and oak mantle would fit perfectly. We have plenty of examples of both at Beeston reclamation and whether…




Ways To Use Salvage

Architectural salvage is now highly sought after from our homes to our business premises and even housing developments, there are pieces which can be upcycled or recycled and put to all kinds of different purposes. The demand for reclaimed architectural materials has sparked a growth in specialist tradespeople, designers and architects, who are skilled in…




Storage Doesn’t Need To Be Boring At Beeston Reclamation

Do you ever find yourself struggling for space in the home and then hunting around the shops for suitable furniture to store those items in? Perhaps a visit to Beeston Reclamation might present you with some more interesting ways to store your stuff. At Beeston we have several unique and unusual pieces available which are…




Choosing A Hearth For Your Wood Burning Stove

Wood burning stoves are an increasingly popular way to heat the home but as with all things involving hot appliances and fires, some thought will need to be put into what surrounds it and that includes the hearth. You will find plenty of non-combustible options at Beeston Reclamation where we have a wealth of materials…




What Period Is Your House?

Choosing the right architectural features for your home is easier when you know what period your house is. Britain has a rich heritage of different architectural styles from centuries gone by and recognising those styles is easier when you know what to look for. Most period properties today will date back to one of three…




Top 3 Problems With Upcycling

We are currently in the midst of a boom in upcycling driven by concerns for the environment as much as demand for vintage style items of furniture and so on. This means there plenty of people now visiting reclamation yards looking for items that are a bit shabby around the edges that are ripe for…




Cheap And Easy Ways To Restore Old Furniture

Restoring old furniture can be a really pleasurable experience. If you’re creative it more than satisfies those urges and if you are keen on upcycling, then you can feel equally pleased you have saved yourself the bother of buying something new and probably mass produced. Restoring old furniture to its former glory, however, isn’t always…




3 High Quality Landscaping Materials You Can Source At Beeston Reclamation

Now is the best time of year to get out into the garden and start working on those landscaping projects in the garden. When it comes to materials, there are a number of ways to source what you need; go to your local DIY store, builders merchant or online or perhaps a reclamation yard where…




How To Clean The Rust Off A Cast Iron Fireplace

One of the great benefits of buying a cast iron fireplace from a reclamation yard is the great saving you can make on buying new. The downside it may require some work to restore it to its former glory. Fortunately, the process involved in cleaning up iron is actually quite straightforward and can be rewarding…




What Is Upcycling?

You may have come across people using the term upcycling. It’s certainly something that’s caught on massively in recent decades but how does it differ from recycling and what does upcycling involve? Read on to find out. Upcycling in its purest for is taking something that appears old and worn and transforming it with some…