Village Hall Pine Parquet Floor Restored

Barfords were asked to restore this rather sorry village hall floor. The existing protective sealer has long been worn away. works photos to 25-10-12 147



After alot of careful sanding the pine parquet is ready for coating with a commercial grade lacquer. This is the fourth lacquer coating and is shiny at present, but will dull to a satin lustre. (Gloss or matt are both an option)works photos to 25-10-12 154


The new sanding machine remover the existing sealer to reveal the natural parquet,  it’s very quiet and collects 98% of dust20150820_091243

Spray Painting Kitchen Unit

Barfords can spray finish almost anything!! this includes new and existing items, from Kitchens to offices and retailers.

This kitchen unit is receiving its final beautiful paint coat. Once dry the protection will be very carefully removed, transforming the kitchen with a brand new look – and the savings £££££ are truly significant.20150630_172135

Paint Spraying Kitchen Units

The client required this existing white kitchen to be colour changed. We supplied various samples of finishes to chose from. Spray finishing gives a vastly better finish than applying by a paint brush !!

Barford’s spray painting ensures a perfect flat finish. We use special spraying equipment and waterbourne finishes to keep odour to a minimum also most importantly nullify fire risk, which is associated with high VOC’s solvent finishes.

The kitchen area is carefully protected to stop any paint over spray, and a mobile extractor is fitted to remove any airborne contamination affecting the paint finish.

The kitchen units are then thoroughly inspected and repaired. Once dry the units are de-greased and prepared for the fresh paint colour.

The existing white cabinet doors are carefully removed and re-finished in our studio, while the carcass and un-removable doors are finished in-situ.

Many light paint spray coats give a vastly superior finish compared to a couple of heavy paint spray coats.   20150630_170221


Repairing Wooden Flooring

This commercial maple wood floor has chips and indentations throughout the width of the floor. We masked up exactly to the damage and applied a tough filler, we mixed this with pigments to give a base colour. Once cured the repair will be sanded flat and further coloured mixing powder pigments with french polish, also extending the grain lines to disguise the repaired wood floor.


Lightly Staining, French Polishing and Antiquing New Solid Oak Doors

Twenty two solid oak doors are being stained and french polished on- site using traditional methods. Our client wants the doors to look ‘old and worn, but well cared for.’

A bespoke stain made by charcoaling walnut shells, is being applied onto the oak doors to give a natural looking colour.  This will be left overnight to dry completely.20150714_110848


The stain can be altered to give a deep nutty Georgian colour by increasing the strength of stain.

Oak Chevron Parquet Floor fitted Over Under Floor Heating (UFH)

Now the oak chevron has been fitted there is still alot of work to complete. Having lightly smoothed the oak chevron floor we use the finest wood dust and mix with a resin to give a flawless finish. 20150812_145252

After extra smoothing, the new oak floor chevron parquet is thoroughly vacuumed and wiped clean.  The client wants the oak to be as lighter shade as possible. The area is being applied with four coats of satin lacquer that will dry off much lighter than appears now – another pair of socks ruined !! 20150812_174651

Fitting New Oak Chevron Parquet over Under Floor Heating

This is a new oak chevron floor being fitted over U.F.H. A chevron floor differs from standard parquet as the ends butt together forming a point, which gives a stunning but subtle quality floor.

Marking out the floor and the angle of the oak chevron points are so critical in the laying and setting out of the oak chevron. Every section of oak must be cut exactly to give a crisp edge.  20150811_085830

Choosing the correct adhesive is vital for the long term durability of the floor, especially with U.F.H. This first mix is being prepared and mixed slowly keeping aeration to a minimum. We have 2 hours working time before the adhesive sets rock solid. The green bucket keeps the area clean !!

The pointed wood is sections of the oak chevron awaiting stick down onto our plywood base.20150805_151537