The famed ‘gateway to the south’ has recently been transformed from a worthy area of council estates and south London terraces to a vibrant community popular with comedians and other entertainers. Appropriate, therefore, that it was the birthplace of John Sullivan (writer of ‘Only Fools and Horses’), football pundit Jimmy Hill and the unorthodox 1920s Surrey cricket captain and England all rounder PGH Fender.
Apartment land predominates, with conversions from seven bedroom houses - and the impressive Art Deco façade of the 1937 Du Cane Estate, the largest private housing estate in Europe.
Although the development of English building stretches from timber frame to monolithic brick, timber still has multiple uses. It remains popular in wood floors: no surprise, with their natural beauty and ease of maintenance, coupled with extreme durability.
Whether hardwood boards or parquet blocks, they add a sense of class to any property. Yet maintenance is essential. If your floors are suffering from the remorseless effects of time and feet, you need the services of a professional floor sanding company.
Call on Sanding Wood Floors for the complete wood floor repair and restoration service in Balham SW12.
We repair or replace any damaged timber – and then sand to a
smooth finish. The bare wood is then ready for the protective sealants of your choice: lacquer, wax or oil – for a decorative or hard-wearing finish.
Ask us today for your free assessment. Wherever your floor is located - in a domestic building, office, gym, bar, club or café - we will advise you on how we can restore it to a state worthy of your property or business.
Our sanding machines have a unique collection system that produces minimum dust. And we can work flexibly - overnight or at weekends - for the shortest period of closure and disruption.
We only use the highest quality floor products. They always offer the best long term value - making sure your floor will continue to do the hard wearing or decorative job you want it to do.
Call on Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete floor renovation service throughout Balham SW12.
* 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 Balham SW12
Please phone us FREE on 08000 076 076 or email for a no obligation quote.
For a truly professional job in Balham SW12 - contact us today!
Useful facts about Balham:
Balham is a neighbourhood of South West London, England, and is part of the London Borough of Wandsworth. The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham. Bal refers to 'rounded enclosure' and ham to a homestead, village or river enclosure. It was held by Geoffrey Orlateile. Its Domesday Assets were: 1½ ploughs, 8 acres (32,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered (in total): £2. The Balham area has been settled since Saxon times. Balham Hill and Balham High Road follow the line of the Roman road Stane Street to Chichester – (now the A24 road). Balham is recorded in several maps in the 1600s as Ballam or Balham Hill or Balham Manor.
Most of Balham is in the London Borough of Wandsworth, although the SW12 postcode, coterminous with Balham, includes the Hyde Farm area east of Cavendish Road within Lambeth. The southern part of Balham, towards Tooting Bec, near the 1930s block of flats called Du Cane Court and the area to the south of Wandsworth Common, comes under the SW17 postcode. The Heaver Estate lies to the south of Balham on its border with Tooting. The Estate mainly comprises substantial houses, was built in the grounds of the old Bedford Hill House and was the work of local Victorian builder, Alfred Heaver.
The Bedford is a pub venue for live music and comedy on Bedford Hill; performers at the 'Banana Cabaret' have included Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Al Murray. The pub has won various awards including the Publican Music Pub of the Year 2004, the Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year 2004 and the Evening Standard Pub of the Year 2002. In 1876, the building (then named the "Bedford Hotel") housed the coroner’s inquest into the notorious unsolved murder of Charles Bravo, a resident and lawyer who was poisoned, possibly by his wife.
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