Bow gets its name from a 12th century bridge allegedly built when Matilda, wife of Henry 1, tumbled into the River Lea. The river is little in evidence today, still less the match factory of Bryant and May, which provided employment for over 100 years. The parish church, rebuilt after wartime bombings, still survives on a roundabout; possibly reflecting on how it once viewed the final minutes of two Marian martyrs who paid the ultimate price for their faith.
Other older buildings still exist - offices, pubs, terraces, cafes - in which timber plays an essential role. Wooden floors remain a timeless feature: they are hard-wearing and easy to maintain; attractive and enhance any property.
Yet wear and tear can lead to shabbiness and more serious damage. The remedy is straightforward: wood floor repair and restoration. A job for a professional floor sanding company.
Modern sanding machines are virtually dust free and extremely efficient. Sanding floorboards can be done overnight or at weekends: we work flexibly so that your closure - and loss of business - will be minimal.
As for period interiors, restoring parquet floors, for example, can be a challenge. We meet this by sourcing matching blocks to create an authentic finish.
So ask us for your free assessment. You will get the best advice on the most suitable products for your floors - always top quality, as they prove the best value in the longer term.
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* the best advice on repairs, restoration and sealing
* friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards
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Useful facts about Bow E3:
Bow is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is a built-up, mostly residential district located 4.6 miles (7.4 km) east of Charing Cross. The name of the area was anciently Stratford, and "Bow" is an abbreviation of the medieval name Stratford-atte-Bow, in which "Bow" refers to a bridge built in the early 12th century. Bow is set to benefit from the leisure facilities planned for the 2012 Olympic Games at Stratford in the east.
The area`s slums have been demolished to make way for a mixture of loft apartments, new terraced houses and student homes. Bow Quarter is an imaginative conversion of an old match factory into 700 dwellings and two new developments, Bow Central and the Heart of Bow. Council towers are being refurbished and original period terraces remain popular.
In 1311 Bow remained an isolated village, often cut off from Stepney church by flood. Permission was given to build a chapel of ease to allow the residents a local place to worship. The land was granted by Edward III, on the King's highway, that beginning a tradition of island church building. In 1719, the parish became independent and St Mary Stratford Bow consecrated. The parish also included the Old Ford area which has also been known as North Bow.
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