Mortimer House – Restoring and Replacing an 87 year old floor

We began work at Mortimer House by obtaining numerous permits and certifications clearing us work on such a site, including an Asbestos Awareness course and undergoing SSSTS training.

We set about sanding down a small area of a floor and applying a number of finishes to it to allow the client an understanding of what the floor would look like when completed.  These samples included a variety of water-based lacquers and Oil finishes.

Samples
Samples

Barbican Theatre Stage – Preparing Raising Stage Fronts

The Stage rear sections rise and lower offering different aspects to the stage.  The stage front colour is to be altered. and are covered in a thin maple veneer, which has been damaged from rubbing during the stage lifting. We sanded with dust free sanders so the dust would not interfere with the screw lifting mechanism below the stage.

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The Barbican Theatre Stage – Restoration

The Barbican Theatre Stage, has the rear stage sections lifted. The Risers have been previously coloured and is very badly gouged, which must be removed before a colour and class 0  spread of flame finish is applied.

As the risers are veneered maple, less than 1 mm thick. This varnish stripping or removal process is being completed with great care. The maple floor still requires finishing.

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