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Benefits of buying reclaimed wood furniture

Sustainability and eco-friendly Whether you’re a self-confessed Eco-warrior or just want to do your bit for the planet, this is the perfect way to get started. Buying a reclaimed piece of furniture means you’re recycling something that was previously owned, and you get the chance to give it a new home. Not only are you doing…




What are air bricks used for?

Air bricks can be used to reduce condensation and prevent expensive damage to your home. Generally, air bricks look like your standard building brick, but with holes in the side. Air bricks are built into a building’s structure to help to create airflow and ventilate the property. They are commonly found underneath suspended ground-level timber…




Using reclaimed chimney pots in the garden

Searching for an unusual, ornamental garden feature? Reclaimed chimney pots are both attractive and practical additions to the garden. Throughout history, chimney pots have had as much of an aesthetic purpose as they have a practical one. 17th century chimney pots tended to be very tall, whilst 18th century chimney pots were often characterised as…




Replace or repair a damaged floorboard in 7 simple steps

Creaky, damaged, or loose floorboards all require either replacing or repairing to keep your floor safe and attractive. If the damage is restricted to just one or two boards, then repairing or replacing the section should be a relatively quick and easy task. The instructions below are for removing and repairing square-edged floorboards. Remove the…




How to prepare floorboards for painting

Give tired, old, wooden floorboards a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Painting floorboards is one of the simplest and most affordable ways of changing their appearance. As well as being a simple DIY task, painted floorboards can make a big impact, becoming a key interior feature. The sky’s the limit when…




How to build a barbeque from reclaimed bricks

Nothing beats the taste of smoky barbecued foods eaten in the great outdoors. If you’re fed up of crouching over disposable barbecues, but can’t justify the cost of an expensive shop bought one, why not build your own for a fraction of the cost? Reclaimed bricks are an affordable and eco-friendly building material, perfect for…




5 ways to attract wildlife to your garden using reclaimed bricks

Reclaimed bricks are an affordable, versatile and eco-friendly building material, perfect for DIY garden projects. Turning your garden into a haven for wildlife is not only good for the environment, but extremely rewarding too. Take on these 5 simple DIY garden projects using reclaimed bricks to start attracting more wildlife to your garden. Bird bath…




5 features of rustic interior design

Rustic interior design is unfussy, natural and rugged, creating a sense of unpretentious homely warmth. When looking for inspiration for your rustic interior, think remote country cottage or farmhouse. Rustic interior design uses minimal decoration, colour, and modern furniture, instead it embraces earthy and organic textures and materials. Here are five common features of rustic…




5 common uses for reclaimed bricks in the garden

The humble red brick is an attractive, durable and affordable building material, ideal for use in garden DIY projects of all shapes and sizes. Garden features and landscaping materials can be very expensive, so before shelling out at your local garden centre, ask yourself, is this something I could make myself? Reclaimed bricks are an…




Can wooden floorboards be warm and energy efficient?

Wooden floorboards can add elegance and sophistication to your home, but can they also be warm and energy efficient? There’s no doubt that wooden floorboards add a certain rustic charm and natural beauty to any interior. But whilst they look beautiful, can floorboards really match the cosy feel and warmth of a carpet under foot?…