Airlock in the King’s Drawing Room

Vincent demonstrates how the airlock to the King's drawing room is constructed and works.

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Removing a panel at Kensington Palace

Witness the removal of these ginormous panels and see how they look from behind.

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Vincent Reed Groombridge Place Restoration BBC South East Today

News coverage on Vincent Reed's highly skilled restoration of Groombridge Place, a project commissioned by English Heritage.

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Staining. Pine Floor Restoration

See how this pine floor looks at the stage of staining, before the finishing steps are applied.

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Finished Floor. Pine Floor Restoration

See the rich and vibrant finished pine floor. Soft and silky with all its patina in tact.

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Get the look: Sussex Life Magazine

On Vincent Reed’s ‘fascination and joy in unveiling evidence of skilled craftsmanship from a bygone era’.

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Removing largest panel in the King’s Drawing Room, Kensington Palace

Watch us take down the largest panel in the King's Drawing Room and see the past repairs that have been made.

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The King’s Drawing Room – Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with Vincent as he gives a tour of The Kings Drawing Room.

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Kensington Palace King’s Drawing Room Airlock

Watch Vincent explain how one of our protection airlocks works. Created to stop any dust from our restoration...

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The Building Conservation Directory 2018, 25th edition

Contributing to this prestigious conservation journal, Vincent Reed gives advice on restoring architectural joinery.

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The woodworker’s pride and joy

Centuries old oak panelling has been lovingly restored. Sarah Lonsdale garners tips from the craftsmen who breathe life into antique wood.

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Titanic office doors

New Lease of Life for Doors of Historic Titanic Offices in Southampton

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Witches marks part two

Insight: Witches Marks: Part Two

The second part of our Witches blog will be looking at buildings around the country that have identified...

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Witches marks part two

Insight: Witches Marks: Part One

Witches marks, also known as Apotropaic Marks (Greek apotrepein "to warn off" from apo- "away" and trepein "to turn") or...

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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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Titanic Southampton office

Latest News: Canute Chambers : Titanic’s Southampton Office

A recent enquiry in Southampton turned out to be an interesting historic visit when we were asked to...

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Christmas Tree O’ Christmas Tree

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning...

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Advice: Top Tips on Caring for Your Historic Woodwork

It is most important to remember that routine care of the surface finishes on historic woodwork should not...

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How and when should you wax your woodwork

Advice: How and When Should You Wax Your Woodwork

Today waxing will only be needed very occasionally, perhaps once in a few years, if at all. Only...

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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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