Herringbone parquet uplifts a delightful loft apartment with an expansive view of London from Telegraph Hill, SE14

Herringbone parquet was a perfect choice for this delightful top floor flat in Brockley. We used premier grade engineered oak parquet blocks and clear Osmo oil. Our quality craftsmanship was recognised with two five star reviews.
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Herringbone parquet, a perfect choice for this delightful loft apartment

We loved working in this South London loft apartment with rare stunning views across London. Herringbone parquet was a perfect choice for this top floor flat in a large converted Victorian house. We used premier grade oak engineered parquet blocks (100x400mm) and clear Osmo oil. It was a complicated space set over two levels with stairs that needed strengthening and cladding. The Victorian building had a variety of sub-floors that required our expertise to prepare it for the new floor. The customer requested impact sound reduction membrane out of consideration for her downstairs neighbours. Tight spaces meant we had to work around and protect furniture as we went along. We undercut the skirting board to allow the herringbone parquet to be seamless and uninterrupted.

Herringbone parquet was a perfect choice for this top floor flat in a large converted Victorian house #CraftedForLife

Herringbone parquet was a perfect choice for this top floor flat in a large converted Victorian house.

We loved working in this South London loft apartment with rare stunning views across London #CraftedForLife

We loved working in this South London loft apartment with rare stunning views across London.

Tight spaces meant we had to work around and protect furniture as we went along #CraftedForLife

Tight spaces meant we had to work around and protect furniture as we went along.

We used premier grade oak engineered parquet blocks and clear osmo oil #CraftedForLife

We used premier grade oak engineered parquet blocks and clear Osmo oil.

New and improved staircase design

We discussed with the customer the benefits of taking down the old newel post and rail and to create something that matched with the new floor. We used engineered oak boards (240mm wide x 20mm thick) to clad the stairs. We opted for a more modern design for the staircase and painted the risers white. We applied an extra coat of oil to make sure the floor was as well protected as possible. The customer was very happy with the new design of the stairs.

We opted for a more modern design for the staircase and painted the risers white #CraftedForLife

We opted for a more modern design for the staircase and painted the risers white.

We discussed with the customer the benefits of taking down the old newel post and rail to create something that matched with the new floor #CraftedForLife

We discussed with the customer the benefits of taking down the old newel post and rail to create something that matched with the new floor.

We applied an extra coat of oil to make sure the floor was as well protected as possible, especially in the kitchen #CraftedForLife

We applied an extra coat of oil to make sure the floor was as well protected as possible, especially in the kitchen.

The customer was thrilled with her new floor and gave glowing reviews #CraftedForLife

The customer was thrilled with her new floor and gave glowing reviews.

A glowing five star review

The stunning view and seamless herringbone parquet makes this property a rare hidden gem. The customer was thrilled with her new floor and gave a glowing five star review, “Superb craftsmanship! I couldn't be happier with the work of Alin and his team. Five stars on every count – quality, attention to detail, timekeeping.”

Seamless herringbone parquet throughout the property #CraftedForLife

Seamless herringbone parquet throughout the property.

`Superb craftsmanship! I couldn't be happier with the work of Fin Wood.` #CraftedForLife

“Superb craftsmanship! I couldn't be happier with the work of Fin Wood.”

Quality craftsmanship recognised

Unusually this customer was motivated to leave a second review a few months later after living with the floor and appreciating even more the quality craftsmanship. “I'm adding to the review because now that I've lived with the floor for a few months I can appreciate even more the skill involved in laying it – the care devoted to the alignment of the wood to make the space flow, and the creation of special details, such as the new beautiful new rail that replaced a tired old (and distinctly out of place) Victorian-style balustrade. It's a joy to live with everyday. Thank you!”

Over time the customer appreciated even more the quality craftsmanship #CraftedForLife

Over time the customer appreciated even more the quality craftsmanship.

`I really appreciate the care devoted in the alignment of the wood to make the space flow` #CraftedForLife

“I really appreciate the care devoted in the alignment of the wood to make the space flow.”

Location: Telegraph Hill

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