St Albans sits around 20 miles north of London in Hertfordshire, and is at least partly on the site of one of England's oldest settlements to be known by name. Even before Roman times, a community called the Uerulamion tribe occupied land that is now in south-west St Albans, with the original name possibly meaning 'settlement of Broad-Hand'. We’re still trying to work out how Broad-Hand actually was!
The original timber-constructed town is believed to have been razed to the ground by Boadicea in around AD61, and was later rebuilt in stone. Modern-day St Albans may not be built of wood, but timber still plays a big part in its properties, and that’s where we can help. Our parquet floor restoration is just one way in which classic features of present-day properties can be maintained and restored to as-new condition. Sanding wooden floors wipes away the damage of the past, without removing the floorboards or parquet tiles completely, and our teams are on-hand to help provide domestic and commercial customers with top quality floor sanding in St Albans wherever it is needed.
When making use of floor sanding in St Albans, you are continuing a heritage that has existed in the area for generations. Wooden flooring uses natural materials to add the comfort and visual appeal to your property, and making the best use of those already installed, rather than putting any strain on local timber forests is a greener and more eco-friendly way to restore your home. Our parquet flooring restoration is fast and mess-free, allowing floors that may have been installed generations ago to help modern-day businesses and households to meet their individual environmental objectives.
With our wood floor restoration and refinishing, you are able to bring in professionals at wood floor polishing to carry out the work. This means you don’t have to resort to DIY alternatives and ensures that the finished product is of a standard you would expect to see from professionals with years of experience and expertise at their fingertips.
The ancient community at Uerulamion occupied just part of the land that is now known as modern-day St Albans, and the modern Hertfordshire city would be unrecognisable to those who lived in that original timber-built hamlet. The modern name comes from St Alban, Britain's first Christian martyr, who was beheaded in 308 AD when he refused to denounce his faith to the emperor Diocletian.
In the mid-1400s, the Wars of the Roses had an impact on the town, with battles taking place in St Albans itself in 1455, and just to its north in 1461. Both conflicts bear the name of the town and are referred to as the First and Second Battles of St Albans respectively.
Popular culture in the late 20th Century saw parts of St Albans used to provide the backdrop of 'Oxford' in episodes of Inspector Morse, while St Albans Abbey was also used as a setting for part of the 1995 movie First Knight, starring Richard Gere and Sean Connery. Perhaps most iconic of all, however, was the use of a nearby prison's gatehouse in the title sequence to the television comedy series Porridge, which starred Ronnie Barker as habitual offender Norman Stanley Fletcher.
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St Albans is a city in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35 km) north of central London; it forms the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans. It is a historic market town, and is now a sought-after dormitory town within the London commuter belt. Property prices are notoriously high within the district, which is one of the most expensive in the UK.
St Albans has two official demonyms: Verulamian and Old Albanian. St Albans was a settlement of pre-Roman origin named Verlamion (or Verulam) by the Ancient British, Catuvellauni tribe. It became the first major town on the old Roman road of Watling Street for travellers heading north and became the Roman city of Verulamium.
The St Albans area has a long history of settlement. The Celtic Catuvellauni tribe had a settlement at Prae Hill a mile or so to the west. The Roman city of Verulamium, second-largest town in Roman Britain after Londinium, was built alongside this in the valley of the River Ver a little nearer to the present city centre. After the Roman withdrawal, and prior to becoming known as St Albans, the town was called Verlamchester or Wæclingacaester by the Mercian Angles.
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