Floors

Downstairs had solid floors laid straight on to the ground (standard practice for the period). Upstairs had chipboard and carpet atop the original pitch pine floor boards. Downstairs we insulated, installed the wet underfloor heating, screeded it and topped the whole with a mixture of oak wide board flooring and riven slate. The resultant rise in floor height meant that we had to create new external steps for the three entrances to the house. This we did using stone lintels reclaimed from a nearby Victorian ruined lodge that was being demolished.

Upstairs we uncovered the original pine boards, restored damaged areas with reclaimed period boards and renovated and refinished the whole. The floor of the East wing, above the stables and plant room, has been insulated with 300mm of blown Warmcel insulation.

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