The stark concrete modernism of the South Bank complex and the Shell Centre of 1962 (described then as a ‘hormone-fed cottage’) rather swamp the concept of any history earlier than 1951 – when the Festival of Britain was the spur to create the present dominant building environment.
Almost as an aside between the commuting bustle on the Bridge and at the Station, St John’s Church of 1822 is a placid reminder of less hurried, if perhaps not less stressful, times. Restored after being gutted in the war, it remains one of the survivors from the 214 ‘Commissioners’ Churches’; built to commemorate the victory at Waterloo and attempt to return some stability to the country by keeping the lower classes in order.
The church was built on wooden piles to stop it sinking into the Thameside marsh. Other local buildings employ more conventional uses of timber, with wooden floors a popular part of building tradition. Unrivalled for natural beauty and durability, they provide sterling service in pubs, restaurants, theatre, gyms, schools and offices. They are also hygienic and easy to maintain – adding value and prestige to domestic and commercial properties.
The passing of time and feet will lead towards a worn and shabby state – if not more serious damage. So bring them back to life with the help of a specialist floor sanding company in Waterloo. Sanding Wood Floors provide the complete wood floor repair and restoration service in SE1.
Our skills in sanding floorboards have been developed over the past 20 years.
We can therefore advise you on the right treatment for every kind of wooden floor - for parquet blocks or hardwood boards.
After repairs, we sand away the old layers of sealants to smooth, bare wood. Then make your choice of protective finish: lacquer for wear; oil or wax for beauty.
Modern sanding is virtually dust free and we guarantee minimal disruption to your
schedule - offering flexible hours overnight or at weekends to ensure the shortest period of closure.
If you have a period floor, we can repair and restore it to an authentic level. For parquet floor restoration, we source matching blocks from reclaimed timber suppliers.
Ask us today for your free assessment. You will get only the top quality in both floor products and workmanship. Aftercare advice is all part of the service. We want to help you keep your new floor looking good – and doing its job.
Call on Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete Waterloo wood floor restoration service.
* 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
* Phone or email for a no obligation quote.*
*For a truly professional job throughout Waterloo SE1.
Please phone us FREE on 08000 076 076 or email for a no obligation quote.
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Did you know about Waterloo?
Waterloo is a district of Central London, England, and part of the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Charing Cross. The area is part of a business improvement district known as Waterloo Quarter, which includes The Cut and the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres, including some sections in the London Borough of Southwark.
Waterloo Road also dates from this time, built on land belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Church of St John the Evangelist, Waterloo Road was constructed from 1822 by the Commissioners for Building New Churches as the population of the parish of Lambeth had significantly increased. After the opening of Waterloo railway station in 1848 the locality around the station and Lower Marsh became known as Waterloo.
Waterloo is connected to the Strand area on the north bank of the River Thames by Waterloo Bridge. The first bridge on the site was opened in 1817 and the current bridge was opened in 1945. The bridge was named to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
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