Located in the leafy county of Surrey, this Tudor manor house, dating back to the 1700s, has been thoughtfully restored by interior designer Emma Hicks. Emma has been designing and project managing interior renovations since 2003, always respecting the heritage and innate spirit of each property.
Emma’s love of period restorations undoubtedly shines through in this breath-taking project, with the attention to detail providing a shining example of what the UK has to offer in restoration and renovation projects.
Working alongside One Wood Floors, our Aged Quissac floors were specified for the home. Emulating wood floors that have been around for centuries, Quissac is crafted from the finest new French Oak from the Quercy region. Before our craftspeople begin work on these planks and herringbone blocks, the raw boards are left to season for up to 24 months. During this time the Oak loses its tension, the fibres settle and the knots harden, adding shape and texture to the wood.
Our Quissac herringbone, with its undulating texture and scrubbed knots, has been fitted in the great hall, study room and master bedroom suite. To further create the look and feel of an antique wood floor, One Wood Floors brushed in fine wood chips to remove any surface sheen and completed the look with matching scotia.
Adding depth, length and character, our Quissac planks were specified in the kitchen, utility room, rear hall and dining room. Using both herringbone and plank designs of Quissac, it created a beautiful flow within the property, reminiscent of period properties who traditionally used the same flooring throughout. Quissac also provided a perfect match to the original panelling, which was patiently restored by Emma.
“Woodworks by Ted Todd can be used in any setting to bring a room design together. Good, accurate flooring is essential to give a room flow”– Emma Hicks
Emma said of the project “One Wood Floors are exceptional floor fitters. These are ideal craftsmen with an eye for detail and a love for a client’s passion. This project has inspired me to work with Woodworks by Ted Todd and One Wood Floors again. I love British craftsmanship, may the journey continue”
We thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Emma and One Wood Floors on this project and hope you enjoy the results as much as we do.
To contact One Wood Floors for installation,restoration or advice please visit www.onewoodfloors.co.uk.