Category Archives: Restoration work

Hallway restoration

The brief:

A hallway that had lost a number of original features when converted to flats, including a curved bannister and bottom step. Luckily I was able to take measurements and photos of neighbouring hallways that were still intact.

First job was to reinstate curved dado rails…

Next I made the carved bannister and step curl in the workshop

Next I replaced the stair nosings….

Then the bottom stair tread curl was morticed in

A cast iron Victorian newel post I sourced on eBay was threaded with bar and bolted through the stair tread and under the floor.

Now the bannister and spindles were installed

A new meter cupboard was fitted

After this, the plaster wall corner was cut back and re curved, and a radiator cover to match the meter cupboard fitted

Before and after….