On the direct route to the coast, the area was enveloped by south London development in the 19th century. The medieval tower of St Leonard’s church survives, but the much-loved 1930s ice rink is no more. The Express Dairy of 1951 can claim a lasting influence as Britain’s first supermarket.
Few of the large houses remain around the airy north and south sides of the common. Park Hill – once owned by sugar magnate Henry Tate of Tate Gallery fame – is the most notable survivor.
But Streatham’s transport connections have helped its Victorian terraces exert their own attraction for up-and-coming professionals. Brick and timber are the watchword here with wooden floors a symbol of the continuity and quality
of local building. Beautiful yet practical; hygienic and hard-wearing;
they enhance all kinds of domestic and commercial properties.
But with the passing of time and feet, they do require care and maintenance. When your floors – in an office, school, home, gym, club, restaurant or bar - need a fresh look, call on a professional floor sanding company.
Our machines have a unique dust collection system, so sanding floorboards is clean with minimum mess and disruption. We can work overnight or at weekends - to fit around your schedule and ensure minimal loss of business.
We specialise in period floors. For parquet floor restoration, we source matching blocks from reclaimed sources. You will get an authentic floor to a standard as good as, if not superior to, the original.
Ask us for a free assessment of your floors. Our 20 years’ restoration experience ensures you will get the best advice and choose the right finish - oil, wax or lacquer – for your requirements.
As for aftercare, we keep abreast of the latest floor care products to help your floor stay in tiptop condition for years to come.
Call on Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete floor renovation service throughout Streatham SW16.
* 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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Did you know about Streatham?
Streatham is a district in South London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Streatham means "the hamlet on the street". The street in question, the London to Brighton Way, was the Roman road from the capital Londinium to the coast near Portslade. It is likely that the destination was a Roman port now lost to coastal erosion, which has been tentatively identified with the 'Novus Portus' mentioned in Ptolemy's Geographia.
After the departure of the Romans, the main road through Streatham remained an important track way. From the 17th century it was adopted as the main coach road to Croydon and East Grinstead, and then on to Newhaven and Lewes. In 1780 it then became the route of the turnpike road from London to Brighton, and subsequently became the basis for the modern A23. This road (and its traffic) has shaped Streatham's development.
After the First World War Streatham developed as a location for entertainment, with Streatham Hill Theatre (now a bingo hall), three cinemas, the Locarno ballroom (latterly Caesar's nightclub, which closed in 2010) and Streatham Ice Rink all adding to its reputation as "the West End of South London". With the advent of electric tram services it also grew as a shopping centre serving a wide area to the south. In the 1930s large numbers of blocks of flats were constructed along High Road. These speculative developments were not initially successful. They were only filled when émigré communities began to arrive in London after leaving countries under the domination of Hitler's Germany.
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