The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards shortlist

This Thursday marks the 10th Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, a highly acclaimed design awards dedicated to the design of food a beverage spaces. This globally recognised competition attracts the industry’s most applauded architects and designers who have worked on some of the world’s most prestigious projects – no project is too big or small…

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Wood beyond the floor

Wood wall cladding and panelling have shaken off their faded 1970s reputation and interior designers and architects have been looking at multi-surface wood with fresh eyes, resulting in a resurgence in use in both residential and commercial projects. Reclaimed wood on walls, ceilings and floors brings warmth and personality to a room, whatever your interior…

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New wood floors for Autumn 2018

Every Woodworks by Ted Todd floor demands care and attention. Everything about them takes time, planning every single board and working each piece to bring out the very best in its nature. More time goes into finishing them, waiting patiently for each application to slowly air dry. Lastly, how we polish takes time too. A…

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The enduring appeal of wide plank flooring

The European Oak in our handmade Superwide Collection has a consistent, yet prominent grain that is emphasised by the 300mm wide planks used. Contrary to popular opinion, wide plank floors aren’t exclusive to large spaces. Fewer planks means fewer seams, allowing the focus to be on the beauty of the grain and giving the impression…

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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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Why choose a reclaimed wood floor?

A good quality reclaimed wood flooring will last a lifetime, is warm underfoot and acoustically comforting. Wood is one of the most traditional and natural types of flooring and comes in a variety of species and finishes, allowing the floor to either be the focal point of your project or complement your existing décor. As…

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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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