Fire and flood

Kiln Wood Restoration Consultant Flood Water Furniture Fire Damage Specialist Historical woodwork joinery timber flooring repairs solid oak tables

Logosol kiln adapted to preserve the past

Our Swedish kiln has been pivotal in the rescue of a flooded English manor house.

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After Disaster – Can Ancient Timbers be Restored for Posterity?

Last month marked 35 years since fire gutted 7th century York Minster. Over a thousand years of history contained...

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Wood Restoration Consultant Flood Water Furniture Fire Damage Specialist Historical woodwork joinery timber flooring repairs solid oak tables

When it’s Fine Furniture’s Time to Shine

Over 30 years ago when I was a teenager learning my trade as an antique furniture restorer in Brighton, there was no...

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Keeping History Authentic and Alive

When you work with your head firmly in the past and your nose only inches away from the well-turned leg you are repairing; or a section of 300 year old panelling...

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French polishing – another dying trade?

French polishing is a specialist trade that I learnt in my days as an antique restorer; but sadly, it’s a dying trade these days.

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Flattening an antique panel

This is one of the methods we use to flatten cupped panels. This process takes time and patience - but it is very successful!

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Discovering and dismantling a flood damaged Tudor manor house

The owners did not discover the catastrophic effects of water cascading through the ceilings of their beautiful...

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Discovering and Dismantling a flooded Grade II listed home

We revealed a moisture reading of 80% and evidence that the panels were older than we first thought

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17th century fire surround repair

It's a pleasure to restore an oak joinery that probably hasn't been dismantled since it was made over 500 years ago.

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Insight: The History of Wooden Panelling Part 1

Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean panelling The Tudor period can be seen as a turning point in British domestic...

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Evolution of the saw

Insight: Evolution of the Saw

Prior to the invention of the sawmill, boards were rived (split) and planed, or more often sawn by two...

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Britains love affiar with the oak

Insight: Britain’s Love Affair With Oak

The ancient oak forests of old England hold a special place in British hearts. The Christmas Yule Log was...

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