How to restore architectural woodwork

We work extensively with what's known as 'architectural woodwork', providing wood restoration services to polish and restore staircases, doors, windows, dado rails and paneling. Designed for domestic and commercial environments, our service covers period houses, hotels and offices. 


Here we answer some of the commonly asked questions regarding architectural woodwork:


What are some of the key considerations with this type of wood restoration?

Architectural woodwork: A hotel staircase cleaned and polished

• Full repairs - One decision to make is whether to completely repair, strip and re-polish architectural woodwork, including staircases, doors, windows, dado rails and paneling.

• Polishing and wood finishes - There are a range of polishes, waxes, oils and modern finishes we can use to skillfully achieve appearances that will complement the interiors of period and new properties or premises.

• Minor repairs - It is also possible to simply touch-up, revive and wax polish the existing surfaces if that is all that is required.



Architectural wood restoration: Pine doors stripped and re-polished

Do you work in period properties?

Yes. We have extensive experience restoring period property woodwork. When restoring woodwork in period properties we are often required to blend-in new woodwork with existing period timbers, which requires new timbers to be distressed and aged in a thoughtful and appropriate manner.





Architectural woodworking: Hotel reception woodwork cleaned, touched-up and polished

How do you handle working in live environments?

Whether we're renovating a period property or working on a commercial development, we are adept at working to tight deadlines and in and around other trades you may have on-site.



For more information

Call us on 01392 876888, email:

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Bayleys Furnisture Restoration Ltd is registered in England & Wales with Company No.7464446                             Registered office: Woodbury House, Green Lane, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PW