Vincent Reed are experts in the conservation
and restoration of period wood
With over 25 years of experience, we use traditional methods and materials to restore exterior and interior woodwork, architectural joinery and precious antique furniture.
This invaluable support and advice is trusted by a range of clients – including English Heritage, The National Trust and local conservation officers.
Our results speak for themselves and stand the test of time.
Restoration, Supply & Installation
Whether the sympathetic restoration of wooden flooring, or the supply and installation of reclaimed and new flooring, our highly skilled artisan craftsmen carefully carry out every aspect of their work by hand. Projects vary in size from a Victorian semi-detached family home to one of our country’s most recognisable royal residences, Kensington Palace.
With a clear focus on attention to detail, traditional techniques and beautiful finishes we have built a reputation for providing some of the most unique and glorious wood flooring restoration and installations anywhere in the world.
Restoration, Design & Installation
We are experts at conserving and restoring wood panelling – whose individual characteristics can provide a precious glimpse into your home’s history. We also offer a bespoke design and installation service to reinstate panelling where it may previously have been removed or damaged in whole or in part.
Having worked with priceless original panelling in some of the most impressive heritage buildings in England, you can trust our skilled craftsmen to balance conservation with the need to live in and enjoy the space.
Restoration, Design & Installation
Our highly skilled artisan craftsmen use traditional techniques to carefully restore original joinery including windows, doors, staircases and other unique architectural features. With a commitment to conserve wherever possible, we have been able to save many architectural features that would otherwise have been lost or completely replaced.
With our help and our guarantee of high quality repairs,we can ensure that original joinery is as strong as when it was first completed – and even prolong its life further through the expert use
of modern technologies.
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Born Alexandrina Victoria on the 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace, Victoria was christened privately by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Manners-Sutton, on 24 June 1819 in the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace.
The King’s Drawing Room is a part of the King’s State Apartments, commissioned by King George I and created by William Kent with work beginning in 1722 until 1727 and included The Privy Chamber and The Cupola Room.
Before anything else the oak flooring in the King’s Drawing Room had to be protected, resulting in the entire floor being securely covered with 2mm twinshield Correx and Gaffer Tape.
Welcome to the second of my series of blogs about life across the ages at Kensington Palace. Last time, I introduced you to the court of George I and for me, one of the most compelling and captivating characters from that time is Peter the Wild Boy.
I want to start this journey of discovery of the history of Kensington Palace not quite at the beginning but, rather, with George I; he is the king responsible for refurbishing the Palace to its current standards
I am delighted that Kensington Palace has invited me to carry out renovations of the oak panelling and flooring in the Cupola Room and the King’s Drawing Room, two of the three state rooms created by King George I in the eighteenth century.
Imagine if you will an exquisite Georgian bureau – think about its colour, the dinks and the scratches all of which tell a thousand stories about its past, how it’s been used and how it’s been treated.
In 2013 Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) took the decision to reinstate the 18th century style flooring, in the King's State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Expert conservator restorer and wood flooring specialist Vincent Reed, was awarded the contract to design, supply, fit and finish the oak wood floor.
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On the 14th October Vincent Reed will be at Bucklers Hard presenting his CPD talk on Conservation & Restoration for Period Woodwork to a traditional building skills course run by New Forest National Park Authority.
Exciting advances in our project at Kensington Palace. The last piece of panelling, the central arch, has been taken down. Check our Instagram page for more frequent updates https://www.instagram.com/vincentreedconservation/
Vincent Reed are delighted to have been invited back to Kensington Palace to work on the next phase of the scheduled restoration work. Starting on the 12th of September our team began work on restoring the 300-year-old panels on the East Elevation in the Kings Drawing Room. Protection of the flooring, fireplaces and doorways was completed within a week and the team began carefully removing some of the panels for repair.