A site for market gardens from medieval times, the building of middle class housing helped develop the area during the early 19th century. The Stockwell Park Conservation area with its houses of 1825-40 provides an elegant reminder of those times.
Rapid development in the Victorian era led to the covering over of the garden of the great botanist John Tradescant, while extensive bomb damage led to the building of several postwar estates. Today, the area is experiencing rejuvenation with its vibrant multicultural population. Such diversity is characterised by some of the people born here, who include Roger Moore, the poet Edward Thomas and ‘Carve her Name with Pride’ war heroine Violette Szabo.
Modern development has to respect the enduring role of timber in the great building tradition. Wooden floors are one feature that have remained as popular as ever. They offer hard wear and ease of maintenance in both domestic and commercial properties. The most natural of floor products, their hygienic nature and beauty providean air of prestige in buildings old and new.
Sanding Wood Floors provide the complete wooden floor repair and restoration service in Stockwell SW9.
We repair and replace all damaged wood, whether hardwood boards or blocks in a parquet floor.
For period floors, we source matching timber from reclaimed suppliers for an authentic finish.
Sanding floorboards then removes the old layers of paint and sealant. The smooth bare wood is then ready for the finish of your choice: the natural look of oil or wax; or lacquer for durability.
No matter how poor the condition of your floor - ask us for your free assessment.
We have worked for over 20 years’ on all kinds of floors. Allow us to advise you on the best method of wood floor restoration for your particular needs.
And all this comes with only the highest quality products and workmanship. Aftercare is all part of the service.
Simply ask us for advice on the latest products that will help your new floor continue to do its job – while
keeping its looks.
* 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 Stockwell SW9
Please phone us FREE on 08000 076 076 or email for a no obligation quote.
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Did you know about Stockwell?
Stockwell is a district in inner south west London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 2.4 miles (3.9 km) south south-east of Charing Cross. Brixton, Clapham, Vauxhall and Kennington all border Stockwell. Once one of London's poorest neighbourhoods, it is now an up-and-coming area, owing to its close proximity to Central London and excellent transport links. Stockwell and neighbouring South Lambeth are home to one of the UK's biggest Portuguese communities, known as 'Little Portugal'. Most of the local Portuguese people originate from Madeira and Lisbon and have established many cafes, restaurants, bakeries, neighbourhood associations and delicatessens.
Stockwell probably got the second half of its name from a local well; the other half is from "stoc", which was Old English for a tree trunk or post. From the thirteenth to the start of the nineteenth century, Stockwell was a rural manor at the edge of London. It included market gardens and John Tradescant's botanical garden – commemorated in Tradescant Road, which was built over it in 1880, and in a memorial outside St Stephen's church. In the nineteenth century it developed as an elegant middle class suburb. Residents included the artist Arthur Rackham, who was born in South Lambeth Road in 1867, moving with his family to Albert Square when he was 15.
Its social and architectural fortunes in the twentieth century were more mixed. The area immediately around Stockwell tube station was extensively rebuilt following the Second World War, and the original domed tube station was replaced first in the 1920s, then again with the opening of the Victoria line in 1971. In addition to Anglican and Catholic churches, Afro-Caribbean communities have influenced the expression of Christianity in the area, with a variety of congregations, some sharing churches with more long established Anglican and Catholic congregations. One of the many Afro-Caribbean churches is C.A.C. Stockwell.
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