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A new wooden floor in Reading?
Basildon Park is a splendid Palladian mansion that suffered depredations through its service during the second world war (though in a good cause).
Your wooden floors may not have suffered such damage - although wear is an inevitable part of their life. Yet they may be shabby or marked. What to do now? Leave them be or bring them back to life?
The answer lies with the specialists In repair and restoration..
The Reading Floor Sanding Specialists!
You’ll get the complete service on any kind of floor:
hardwood or engineered boards to parquet blocks.
What we’ll do:
repair and replace old or damaged timber;
sand away old sealant and paint to bare wood;
stain for a fresh look to match your decor;
reseal for protection and beauty
- with natural oil, hard wax or lacquer.
Using only the highest quality products:
for a floor to last longer and keep its good looks.
And with 99% dust free sanding:
to ensure minimal mess and disruption.
So contact us today for your FREE assessment
The Reading Floor Sanding Specialists
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The house was built in 1771 by John Carr (noted northern architect of Harewood House and Buxton Crescent) for Francis Sykes - who had made his fortune with the East India Company.
His family lived there until 1838; it served as a convalescent hospital during the Great War; became a training base for D-Day soldiers - and finally a prisoner of war camp.
All this occupancy left it in a sorry state, until Lord and Lady Iliffe took it over in 1952. They embarked on a thorough restoration - throwing many a good party in the process.
Since its donation to the National Trust in 1978, visitors can enjoy the neo-classical hall, the staircase hall and first floor gallery. Along with the sensation of luxurious comfort, many antique furnishings and paintings are on view, including work by Graham Sutherland.
Its below stairs atmosphere survives in the 1950s kitchen. There’s no surprise that Basildon has proved a popular period film venue, starring in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Downton Abbey’.