The gateway to the East End has long been a route out of London. It was the venue of a seminal event in English history, when Richard the Second met more than 6000 Essex rebels who camped here during the peasants’ revolt.
Although the King went back on his promises, the peasants would be pleased to see the progress of the past 600 years, as demonstrated by the large local student population from Queen Mary’s College. The peasants might also be glad to know that the value of English timber for building is still held in high esteem.
Despite 21st century brick, concrete and glass, timber remains popular for building. Wooden floors offer the best example of the combination of utility and beauty. Whether in a domestic building, school, university, office, gym or cafe, they are hardwearing and easy to maintain.
Old or new, hardwood boards or parquet blocks – and properly cared for – wood floors can add prestige to a property and prove a sound investment.
And when they become worn, shabby or damaged? Modern floor sanding is the answer. So call on a professional floor sanding company in Mile End E1.
The restoration process begins with wood floor repairs; then sanding to a smooth finish; and is completed by applyi
ng a protective sealant of oil, wax or lacquer for hard wear or good looks or both.
As for dust and disruption, we use the latest sanding technology. Efficient collection means the work is practically dust free. And we can work flexibly - at weekends or overnight - to ensure your loss of trade and visitors is minimal..
So whatever your kind of floor - hardwood boards or parquet blocks - ask us for your free assessment. Whatever its condition, we will give you the best advice and tell you how we’ll restore it to do the job you want. With only the top quality in both products and workmanship.
Be assured we’ll remain available to deal with anything you need to know about aftercare. Our aim is to give you a floor that continues to give great service for years to come.
* a free assessment at your home
* set prices to meet your budget
* the best advice on repairs, restoration and sealing
* friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards
* modern machinery producing minimal mess and disruption.
* maintenance tips and advice for your restored floor
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Useful facts about Mile End:
Mile End is a district within East London, England, and part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is located 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross. It developed on the London to Colchester road as one of the earliest suburbs of the City of London and the parish of Mile End Old Town became part of the metropolitan area of London in 1855. Mile End is recorded in 1288 as La Mile ende. It is formed from the Middle English 'mile' and 'ende' and means 'the hamlet a mile away'. The mile distance was in relation to Aldgate in the City of London, reached by the London to Colchester road. In around 1691 Mile End became known as Mile End Old Town because a new unconnected settlement to the west and adjacent to Spitalfields had taken the name Mile End New Town.
Whilst there are many references to settlements in the area, excavations have suggested there were very few buildings before 1300. Mile End Road is an ancient route from London to the East, and was moved to its present day alignment after the foundation of Bow Bridge in 1110. In the medieval period it was known as ‘Aldgatestrete’, as it led to the eastern entrance to the City of London at Aldgate. The area running alongside Mile End Road was known as Mile End Green, and became known as a place of assembly for Londoners, reflected in the name of Assembly Passage. For most of the medieval period, this road was surrounded by open fields on either side, but speculative developments existed by the end of the 16th century and continued throughout the 18th century.
Novelist and social commentator Walter Besant proposed a Palace of Delight with concert halls, reading rooms, picture galleries, an art school and various classes, social rooms and frequent fêtes and dances. This coincided with a project by the philanthropist businessman, Edmund Hay Currie to use the money from the winding up of the Beaumont Trust, together with subscriptions to build a People's Palace in the East End. Five acres of land were secured on the Mile End Road, and the Queen's Hall was opened by Queen Victoria on 14 May 1887. The complex was completed with a library, swimming pool, gymnasium and winter garden, by 1892, providing an eclectic mix of populist entertainment and education.
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