Durham is characterised by its built heritage. Despite the City’s world-famous Romanesque architecture and history, few buildings erected before 1650 remain in use today. The majority of listed historic buildings were last substantially rebuilt during the Georgian era.
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, with each plank kiln dried and waxed to enhance the original patina. Extra care has been taken by our experienced craftspeople to not disturb the intricate details left by centuries of history. Packed with a charming heritage, this Pine would perfectly complement period restorations and contemporary interior projects, whether used as flooring, wall cladding or in furniture creation.
We don’t own this pine, we’re simply custodians, looking after it until a new owner claims the wood flooring and gives it a new lease in life. It is very rare that we come into contact with original floorboards in such pristine condition and we have worked meticulously hard to ensure that this floor, walked on by hundreds of feet, was never dishonoured.
Footnote: To celebrate these boards we recommend that they are not fitted too ‘perfectly’.