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  • Why Should You Use Reclaimed Materials?

    When the time comes to replacing some of our old and weathered products and pieces of furniture, many homeowners would turn to their nearest department store. To save yourself some money and to introduce a more traditional aesthetic into your home, why not swap the department store for some vintage, reclaimed materials? In their latest blog post, Cawarden Brick & Tile Co. outline the many benefits of choosing reclaimed materials over brand new products.

     

    Cost

    Unsurprisingly, opting for reclaimed materials over brand new products from a store will have less of an impact on your pocket. Despite being available at a cut-price, reclaimed products, such as oak and cast iron, retain their quality for many years. By opting for these reclaimed materials, you can introduce high-quality products to your home for a fraction of the cost.

    Aesthetic

    With vinyl players and polaroid cameras on the rise again, the modern trend is to draw inspiration from yesteryear. By using reclaimed materials, you too can conform to this trend by introducing quirky and retro products into your home and into your garden. Products such as old-time cast iron post boxes and water pump features are all items which will look great in any garden, all while stirring up warming feelings of nostalgia.

    Environment

    Not only do reclaimed materials help you save money and allow you to create a traditional, rustic theme for your home, but they also do their bit for the environment. By opting for reclaimed products over ones available on the high street, you play your part in reducing the effect that manufacturing has on the environment. For oak and wooden products, also, choosing reclaimed materials also helps stem the flow of deforestation.

    Whether it is to save yourself some money, to achieve a specific theme or to do your bit for the environment, the next time you need to replace any piece of furniture in your home, take reclaimed materials into consideration. To find out more about all of our products and services, contact Cawarden Brick & Tile Co. today by calling us on 01889 574066.

  • How Wood Reclamation Can Reinvent Your Home

    Wood is typically at the centre of every home. Whether your kitchen boasts a wooden vibe, or your walls, worktops and belongings are all made from wood, this particular material is often the first choice for any homeowner. The popularity of this material does correlate to an increase in prices, however. To capitalise on the quality and appearance of wooden decor without paying through the nose, wood reclamation is a system which provides homeowners with quality products at a fraction of the costs. Cawarden Brick & Tile Co. explain how reclaimed doors, floorboards, skirting boards and other features can reinvent your home.

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  • How To Use Recycled Bricks in Your Home and Garden

    To many homeowners, bricks can appear one dimensional; all they are good for is shaping the outside of your house and putting a roof over your head. Although this use may be their primary use, recycled bricks can also be used to decorate and design your home and garden, and help transform it into a stylish and upscale space. Cawarden Brick & Tile Co. outline a number of different ideas for introducing recycled bricks into your garden and your home.
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  • Why Paving Should Be At The Centre of Your Garden

    There is no greater sense of despondency than slaving away at your garden all summer and then having the rain and the wind coming along to leave all your hard work nowhere to be seen. To avoid this sense of futility once more, swap out your green spaces with stylish and modern reclaimed paving. Cawarden Brick & Tile Co outline the many benefits of opting for paving.

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  • Fireplaces or Log Burners? How To Heat Your Home this Autumn

    It’s the classic tale of old vs new - the old guard versus the young buck. Just as the CDs vs iPods and Blockbusters vs Netflix battles consistently divided opinion, fireplaces and log burners have been at loggerheads for years in a battle to become the most popular way of heating a living room. For the homeowners who are sat firmly on the fence, Cawarden Brick & Tile Co. outline the pros and con's of each system so you can pick a side once and for all.

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  • The Must Have Fireplace Accessories for This Autumn

    In typically British fashion, this year’s summer has been blissful yet brief. No sooner had the leaves on the trees turned green, than they began to change into brown; with that, the colder months rear their ugly head. As homeowners around the UK search for some respite from the cold, autumn evenings, many will reach for the central heating. Before you opt for the switch over your fireplace, however, why not add a touch of tradition to your living room this year and invest in these must have fireplace accessories to help warm your home in style.

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  • Why Cast Iron Radiators Are Better Than Steel Ones

    Stately homes and period buildings offer a number of differences to our more common, urban homes. Despite the obvious differences in decor, one of the most striking changes is how far our amenities have come. The bathrooms and kitchens of these upper-class estates are all reminiscent of a Victorian era, yet one aspect of these homes which is beginning to transcend into the properties of today are cast iron radiators. Yet, the most pressing question when discussing this change is why are people suddenly making the switch from the modern, steel radiators back to the rustic, cast iron radiators from yesteryear?

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  • How to Decorate Your Outdoors with Reclaimed Garden Supplies

    The garden can be a sorry sight for homeowners during the winter. The view from the living room consists of a bleak, miserable space void of attention and TLC. Yet, as the sun rids the country of the cold, the unlocking of garden sheds can be heard from door to door. Before you go trimming away the dead and the damaged, however, consider adding reclaimed garden supplies and garden items to your outdoors to make it the life and soul of your home.

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  • What Is the Difference between Oak and Pine Wood?

    It is the typical dilemma for any homeowner. Many couples have stood dumbfounded in the furniture section of Ikea, scratching their heads over the differences between oak and pine. To the naked eye, these two different planks of wood may look and feel exactly the same, but there are many differences which can offer a number of benefits to your home depending on your needs.

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  • Reclaimed vs Recycled: What's the Difference and Which Is Better?

     

    A lot of words get thrown around these days to talk about old materials being used again; reclaimed, recycled, vintage, repurposed - is there really a difference, and if so, what? Cawarden are here to clear up some of the confusion between the terms, and to discuss the benefits of using reclaimed vs recycled materials in comparison to each other.

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