Category Archives: Community and village halls

Village Hall Floor with Badminton lines


Barford Contractors  Ltd was requested to quote to restore the  village hall wood floor.

A time schedule was agreed with the comittee. The project involved repairing / replacing broken maple wood strips.

Re paint the badminton court

Apply 4 coats of durable satin matte lacquer to seal the wooden floor.

This picture is prior to the project commencing.

Maple wood floor prior to refurbishment
Maple wood floor prior to refurbishment

Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 6

The parquet is sanded flat, we only remove the minimum amount necessary, as too much sanding reduces your wooden floors lifespan. Its best to have the floors restored properly, with the toughest lacquers and have a good maintenance routine to look after your floor.20160407_140044

This is the area with the parquet repair, the sanding is nearly completed – virtually dust free !!

Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 5

After a good tidy up, the replacement parquet is ready for sanding. The first sanding test area shows that underneath both surfaces, the wood is the same. Old sealer varnish turns browny – yellow under sunlight. The latest lacquers do not yellow.



The original parquet being carefully sanded to remove the old sealer.


Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 3

In the community centre, the reclaimed parquet must be inspected, then thoroughly cleaned on the unseen surfaces before fitting into position. Using the correct adhesive is most critical. 20160405_111815


These pictures are the reclaimed parquet being fitted tightly into position.

Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 1

This Community centre had a water leak. The parquet blocks expanded and as a temporary repair the parquet was replaced by plywood sheets.
Unfortunately the existing parquet was disposed off.
The council asked Barfords to replace this repair so the floor blended and was more fit for purpose.20160404_083421