HERITAGE PROJECTS

We’re proud to have been specified in thousands of projects across the world over the past 25 years.

Here you can read about some of the ones we’ve recently collaborated on.

HERITAGE PROJECTS

We’re proud to have been specified in thousands of projects across the world over the past 25 years.

Here you can read about some of the ones we’ve recently collaborated on.

Heritage Projects

When we worked on the restoration of Astley Castle (RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2013), it was an engineered wood floor was required as they opted for underfloor heating . This didn’t mean that the only option was for a new looking floor.  For this project we made a traditional wide plank floor. They were lightly bleached them to give it a slight contemporary feel. Astley Castle was a resounding success as it transformed an ancient ruin into a property that feels exciting and relevant today.

The Whitworth Gallery (shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015) in Manchester is another great example of a Heritage building that took a modern approach to its floors. The original building was steeped in high Victorian Architecture, however the vast extension took a modern approach and this was also reflected in the choice of floors. The original parquet herringbone transitioned into sleek & minimal Oak planks that ran seamlessly through the new gallery spaces. There was a small nod to tradition as the wide plank floors were solid.