Ex-Eastenders star swoons over Grand
Designs wood floor
No stranger to ‘treading the
boards’, a former Eastenders actress says that her favourite part of an
extraordinary new Grand Designs project in London is the oak wooden flooring
installed in part of her family’s new home. The 3,700 sq ft new build project in
Kentish Town is home to interior designer Deborah Sheridan-Taylor, who played
the character Saskia in Eastenders, and entrepreneur Jonathan Broom.
The project featured in the series 13 of Channel 4’s Grand Designs, and flooring supplier Source Wood Floors provided the “amazing” wooden flooring which the owners rate so
highly, featured on their new website
Presented by Kevin McCloud, Grand
Designs follows some of Britain’s most ambitious self-building projects, where
individuals attempt to design and build the home of their dreams.
This particular episode follows
Deborah and Jonathan’s turbulent journey as they attempt to create a tranquil
oasis in urban London. Unnoticeable from the street, the
house has no outfacing first floor windows, while the ground floor is made up
almost entirely of glass which opens up to embrace the surrounding environment.
A house of contradiction, it brings the outside inside, yet seeks solace at the
The house also boasts a vast
concealed basement which is the size of two double decker buses, and double the
size of the other two floors. Complete with swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and
a separate self-contained flat, this property is one of wonder and indulgence.
The engineered wooden floor is an
oiled and brushed oak named ‘Eiger Phoenix PH102 Oak Rustic Brushed & Grey Oiled’. This is one of the highest quality engineered floors offered by Source Wood Floors. The rustic grade floor
exudes character and charm with natural markings, colour variations, mineral
streaks, growth rings and a mix of closed and open knots.
The floor was chosen to compliment
the polished concrete flooring on other levels of the property, and to allow
the family to walk barefoot in the bedrooms. Peter Lazar, Managing Director of
Source Wood Floors, said: “We are all big fans of Grand Designs and everyone
was delighted when Jonathan and Deborah chose our floor for their project.
It is manufactured by one of our favourite wood flooring suppliers: V4 Wood Flooring.
“There are many elements that come
together to make this a beautiful and sustainable house, one of which is our
wooden floor. “From start to finish, Deborah,
Jonathan and the team at Grand Designs have been an absolute pleasure to work
with.” Jonathan Broom said: “Grand Designs
is very much about the human journey and as with most episodes this was no walk
in the park.
“However, my wife and I are over the
moon with how the house turned out, and that’s thanks, in no small part, to the team at Source Wood Floors who supported us throughout the project and supplied an
amazing wooden floor. “After spending a couple of days in
our new property, my wife woke one morning and said the floors were her
favourite part of the whole house. I couldn’t agree more; they’re wonderful.
“Sustainable and environmentally
friendly, the floors fitted in with our design ethos. We look forward to
treading these boards for many years to come.”