Oak Terrace Door Restoration - Sussex

Oak Terrace Door Restoration - Sussex

Restoration at this impressive late 18th century Country Manor House in East Sussex included terrace doors dating back to the Queen Anne Revival period which had been damaged by sand blasting. Vincent Reed was selected to repair the damage caused, painstakingly resurfacing the doors by hand.

Oak Flooring Restoration, Country Manor House, Sussex

Oak Flooring Restoration, Country Manor House, Sussex

At this late 18th Century Country Manor House in East Sussex the oak floor had never been sanded or refinished.  Contraction had left unsightly gaps across the width of the room. The floor was refitted and refinished by hand maintaining the historic character and patination.

Reclaimed Oak Flooring Installation – 17th Century Cottage

Reclaimed Oak Flooring Installation – 17th Century Cottage

Laying reclaimed floor boards in a 17th Century Cottage entails some additional planning.
The low ceilings and small staircases are not best suited for manoeuvring uncut planks of wood.  Plus, the original 17th Century joists have to be taken into account. Here’s how Vincent and his team approached the job.

Oak Floor Installation - Kensington Palace

Oak Floor Installation - Kensington Palace

Vincent Reed Ltd was privileged to be awarded the contract to reinstate the solid oak flooring in The Kings State Apartments at Kensington Palace, recreating the original 18th Century Oak floor. Vincent hand selected the boards which were laid traditionally in diminishing widths, fixed using a traditional half lap joint and secured using hand cut nails.

Wood Panelling Restoration – Kensington Palace

Wood Panelling Restoration – Kensington Palace

Conservation and restoration at Kensington Palace, a residence of the Royal Family since the 17th century, continues in tandem with celebrating the tercentenary of the Hanoverian accession. As part of the project Vincent Reed Ltd was charged with the painstaking and detailed conservation and restoration of the architectural woodwork lining The Grand King’s Staircase and the original priceless panelling in The Presence Chamber and The Privy Chamber which was designed and installed by Sir Christopher Wren.