The story of our English Estate Oak

In it the tree became a star, planted to take pride of place on its own and not just part of a wood, sometimes requiring hundreds of thousands of trees to create his characteristic expansive vistas. Our English Estate Oak came from trees from one of these ‘gardens’. This is parkland oak that because it…

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Our latest Rare Find: Colonial Burmese Teak

Native to the tropics, Teak is valued for both its beauty and durability. Teak naturally resists decay, insects, rot and is aptly nicknamed ‘the king of the hardwoods’ due to its extreme stability. Unlike North American timbers that utilised waterways for transportation, Teak was transported by land using elephants. Due to Teak’s stability, it has…

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The story of our Durham Pine

These floors came from a Georgian building near the prestigious Durham University, located in the heart of Durham. Unlike some of our other Rare Finds, where we have restored the timber in order to make floors, this Pine has been pulled from existing wood flooring. Each 16ft plank has been carefully extracted and fully restored,…

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Our latest Rare Find: War Office Pine

Extracted from the Old War Office, an iconic landmark in London, it will soon get a new custodian, who will have the privilege of walking on floors that have been part of key events in British history. The Old War Office, a neo-baroque building in Whitehall, was responsible for the administration of the British military during…

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The story of our Dutch East Indies teak

The influence of the Dutch settlement is still very much prevalent in architecture in the Republic of Indonesia today. Colonial homes were almost always the preserve of the wealthy Dutch, Indonesian and Chinese elite, the architecture being a fusion of Western and Indonesian heritage. Our Dutch East Indies Teak floors have been crafted from flooring…

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Our latest Rare Find: Northbank

Where the story of this reclaimed wood floor began  The story of this Pitch Pine began thousands of miles away across the Atlantic. Pockets of forest dotted along the East Coast of America were the original birthplaces of this reclaimed Pine. One of the Pitch Pine’s (Pinus Rigida) most defining qualities is its remarkable regenerative…

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Our latest Rare Find – Antique Elm

This only tells part of the story though. The wood in these floors is from the oldest forests in the world. For centuries they were left to grow with little interference from man. Antique Elm is now one of the rarest antique woods and it is doubtful that we will find it again. We don’t…

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Ruskin – the story behind the wood

The wood used in Ruskin panels comes from 400-year old French Oak. It’s an extremely scarce resource which has been restored to ensure that it will be enjoyed for a many more centuries. We’ve used this beautiful wood to produce planks, parquet de Versailles and parquet de Chantilly panels. Ruskin is available to view at…

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The story of Seaforth Pine

We recently acquired reclaimed wood from a warehouse in Liverpool Docks at Seaforth Dock. Opened in 1884, Seaforth Dock marked the completion of Liverpool dock system’s period of expansion in the nineteenth century and its warehouses were used by the timber industry to store wood. During World War 2, Liverpool was the most heavily bombed…

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