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Case Studies

300 Year Old Georgian Pine floors

Our very latest project during the Covid 19 Pandemic We won the tender for this project some 8 months ago, a Georgian Town House in Clifton, Bristol. The house is set out over 4 floors with 12 rooms for us to work our magic. The existing pine boards were taken up from the kitchen as the owners decided on something a bit more contemporary, we also have a wide variety of reclaimed pine boards in varying widths if a project doesn’t allow us to take from another room. The house has had an extensive re-model carried out over the last year, with new plumbing and electrics. Everyone has their job to do but unfortunately certain trades don’t take too much care in cutting boards to reveal what they’re looking for. My pet hate!! cut boards horizontally in a row, we always look to take up these boards and stagger the joints where possible. Like any old property there will always be some boards that have seen better days, what with big cracks and word worm etc. We always speak with the client at length to manage their expectations, that

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Restoration of Original Period fireplaces

An ever increasing enquiry. Restoring original feature fireplaces in Victorian, Georgian and Regency buildings. Most fireplaces have seen many layers of paint been added over the years, sometimes as many as 30 -40 separate layers. Paints that were applied before the early 1970’s would almost definitely contain lead. Lead based paints are very dangerous to your health unless precautions are taken, ie chemical respirators, goggles, gloves etc etc. 1760’s Marble Hearth & Surround with feature pine mantel & Architrave Breaking Through the layer upon layer of lead based paints Most of our clients are willing to except that the surface underneath all these coatings have suffered from neglect more so because the previous layers will have had a detrimental effect. 1760’s Marble Hearth & Surround with feature pine mantel & Architrave A little more paint removal You are probably wondering what stone or wood is lurking beneath all of the layers. We were expecting a limestone hearth and surround but the client was a little shocked that we discovered this Carrara Marble. As you would expect this hearth has suffered some wear and tear, usually by previous occupiers from

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