This aristocratic enclave was once a marshy and violent area - transformed in the 1820s after the development of Buckingham Palace. The main landowner, the Duke of Westminster, used his other titles to name Grosvenor and Belgrave Squares, representing, along with the crescents, the supreme flowering of late Georgian.
Embassies are dotted among the flats converted from former stately homes and the mews cottages
of their occupants’ coachmen. Humbler souls may visit and muse on the practical continuity - as well as beauty - of English building. Timber continues to play its part in stairs, galleries and floors. Wood floors in particular - as parquet blocks or hardwood boards - retain their popularity. Attractive, hygienic and easy to maintain, they add a sense of prestige to all kind of domestic and commercial properties.
Time and careless feet will cause wear, marks and more serious damage.
When your floors - in an embassy, home, café, office, bar or restaurant - are
looking in need of a facelift, a simple solution awaits. Floor sanding from a specialist company.
We repair or replace any damaged boards and then sand your floor to a smooth finish. The bare wood is then ready for the protective sealant of your choice: lacquer for wear; wax or oil for natural beauty.
Our modern sanding machines with their unique dust collection system are clean and efficient. We can work flexible hours - overnight or at weekends - to keep any closure and loss of business to a minimum.
Call us today for your free assessment. We will give you the best advice for your particular flooring needs – and a job performed to the highest levels of workmanship – with the use of only the best quality products.
Aftercare is all part of our service. Let us help you keep your new floor looking good – and doing its job for years to come.
Call on Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete floor renovation service throughout Belgravia SW1
* 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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Useful facts about Belgravia:
Belgravia is a district of central London in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Noted for its immensely expensive residential properties, it is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. Much of it, known as the Grosvenor Estate, is still owned by a family property company, the Grosvenor Group, owned by the Duke of Westminster, although the estate has recently been forced to sell many of its freeholds to their tenants at much below market value due to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. The district lies mostly to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, and is approximately bounded by Knightsbridge to the north, Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west.
Most of the area was originally owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who had it developed from the 1820s. Thomas Cubitt was the main contractor. Belgravia is characterised by grand terraces of white stucco houses, and is focused on Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. It was one of London's most fashionable residential districts from the beginning, and remains so to this day. It is a relatively quiet district in the heart of London, contrasting with neighbouring districts, which have far more busy shops, large modern office buildings, hotels, and entertainment venues. Many embassies are located in the area, especially in Belgrave Square.
After World War II, some of the largest houses ceased to be used as residences, or townhouses for the country gentry and aristocracy, but the new uses were restricted to certain categories, including embassies, charity headquarters and professional institutions. In the early 21st century, some of these houses are being reconverted to residential use, because offices in old houses are no longer as desirable as they were in the post-war decades, while the number of super-rich in London is at a high level not seen since at least 1939.
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