South Bank Tower Development - London

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

South Bank Tower Development - London

We were asked by Johnson Naylor to create a very special colour and finish for this large residential tower just south of Blackfriars Bridge. They did not want a stain board but neither did they want the typical yellow Oak finish. There were also specific requirements for grading  as they did not want dark engineered floors with knots in. In fact they wanted a virtual prime board with a light fumed greyish colour.

Further product information is at the bottom of this Inspiration Gallery.

Apartment living space with wood flooring

After about 25 different samples and processes we ended up with what is being installed now in the apartments and what was installed in the marketing suite. The finish has the latest Raw Timber Oil which means that it does not change the colour of the wood. Fumed Timber will always go darker with any finish except our raw timber oil. This is how we manage to keep the final fumed colour and produce Oak flooring that is unique at competitive prices.

Wood flooring in high-end London apartment

The internal apartments of the tower are being fitted out with the straight boards and the outer curved window apartments are being fitted out with the parquet blocks.

Parquet Wood Flooring in apartment

Initially the specification was for 20mm thick but we were asked to value engineer the flooring to meet new budgetary requirements which we did and the floors are now 15mm thick which is more than adequate as they are being fully bonded to the raised access floor system which has underfloor heating.

Please let us know if we can help both in terms of value engineering and conceptual design

Stairs cladded with Oak Flooring

South Bank Tower being built

Featured Product

Product Code E212
Engineered Lightly Fumed Parquet Raw Timber Oil Finish
Engineered Lightly Fumed Parquet Raw Timber Oil Finish
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