The large houses that adorn the common and old town are a link back towards the time when rich 18th century merchants built country villas. The Georgian church of All Saints Church is connected with William Wilberforce and the Clapham Sect - a group of reformers who campaigned against slavery and child labour.
The original ‘Man on the Clapham Omnibus’ - a term to denote the ‘Ordinary Londoner’ - may have difficulty in recognising the working class commuter area that prevailed until the 1980s. Gentrification has turned this into an affluent part of south London. The brick of the Victorian terraces is in the solid tradition of English building. Timber also plays its part, with wooden floors still popular in domestic and commercial buildings: cafes, bars, clubs, galleries, schools and offices. Practical and beautiful; durable and easy to keep clean, wooden floors thrive with maintenance and enhance buildings of all kinds.
When wear and neglect allow them to become shabby or worse, it’s time for a modern transformation. So call on the Clapham floor sanding company. Sanding Wood Floors provide the complete wood floor repair and restoration service in Clapham SW4.
Whether on parquet blocks or hardwood boards - sanding is efficient and virtually dust free with our up-to-date machines. You will suffer minimal disruption and loss of business. Our flexible working - overnight or at weekends - will fit in with your schedule.
Ask us for your free assessment. From our 20 years’ experience of working on floors in every setting, we will give you the best advice. We only recommend the highest quality protective sealants: lacquer, wax or oil - for the finish you require.
Work on period floors, such as parquet floor restoration, is one of our specialities. We track down the matching blocks for an authentic finish that will match the original.
Aftercare is an essential part of our service. We stay abreast of the latest products to make sure your new floor lasts for years and continues to look good.
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Did you know about Clapham?
Clapham is a district in south west London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth. Clapham covers the postcodes of SW4 and parts of SW9 and SW12. Clapham Common is shared with the London Borough of Wandsworth, although Lambeth has responsibility for running the common as a whole. According to the 2001 census Clapham and Stockwell town centre had a joint population of 65,513 inhabitants. Clapham is made up of Clapham Common and Clapham Town and the northern part of Thornton ward (the southern part is in Balham). Parts of Clapham North lie within the Brixton electoral ward of Ferndale and the Stockwell electoral ward of Larkhall.
Clapham dates back to Anglo-Saxon times: the name is thought to derive from the Old English clopp(a) + hm or hamm, meaning Homestead/enclosure near a hill. The present day Clapham High Street is an ancient "diversion" of the Roman military road Stane Street, which ran from London to Chichester. This followed the line of Clapham Road and then onward along the line of Abbeville Road. The ancient status of that military road is recorded on a Roman stone now placed by the entrance of Clapham Library in the Old Town, which was discovered during building operations at Clapham Common South Side in 1912. Erected by vitus Ticinius Ascanius according to its inscription, it is estimated to date from the 1st century.
After the coming of the railways, Clapham developed as a suburb for commuters into central London, and by 1900 it had fallen from favour with the upper classes. Many of their grand houses had been demolished by the middle of the 20th century, though a number remain around the Common and in the Old Town, as do a substantial number of fine late 18th and early 19th century houses. Today's Clapham is an area of varied housing from the large Queen Anne, Regency and Georgian era homes of the Old Town and Clapham Common to the grids of Victorian housing in the Abbeville area. As in much of London, the area has its fair share of council-owned properties on estates dating from the 1930s and 1960s.
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