Spitbank Fort

Spitbank Fort

Location:     Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth

Wood Supplier:    The Solid Wood Flooring Company

Architects:    PLC Architects

Shopfitters:    Newman Scott

Wood Species:     Oak

With its FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody, and being a TTF Responsible Purchaser, The Solid Wood Flooring Company engages with the global sustainability agenda through its due diligence on timber sourcing.

 

Through its Royal Commonwealth Society membership, it is also a supporter of The Queen’s Canopy forest conservation campaign. Engineered wood flooring uses four times less wood raw material than solid wood, reducing timber consumption in resource-constrained times. Its 6mm solid wood top layer can be sanded as per solid wood.

Project Information

Location:     Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth

Wood Supplier:    The Solid Wood Flooring Company

Architects:    PLC Architects

Shopfitters:    Newman Scott

Wood Species:     Oak

TTF Member

With its FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody, and being a TTF Responsible Purchaser, The Solid Wood Flooring Company engages with the global sustainability agenda through its due diligence on timber sourcing.

 

Through its Royal Commonwealth Society membership, it is also a supporter of The Queen’s Canopy forest conservation campaign. Engineered wood flooring uses four times less wood raw material than solid wood, reducing timber consumption in resource-constrained times. Its 6mm solid wood top layer can be sanded as per solid wood.

Location

Flooring: in the round and all at sea

Over 130 years old, Spitbank Fort, close to Portsmouth harbour in The Solent, is one of Britain’s more unique hotel venues.

 

Its refurbishment, undertaken by fit-out contractors Newman Scott and PLC Architects, posed a number of challenges for TTF Member The Solid Wood Flooring Company. With the fort entirely surrounded by sea, fluctuating humidity dictated the choice of an engineered wood flooring product, more adaptable to the conditions.

 

The fort’s circular metal interior structure, and its historic nature, meant that the antique natural Oak engineered flooring supplied had to be shaped to fit the curves of the nine bedroom suites. The floor level was also raised to accommodate services, which were laid beneath.

 

In addition, contractors Newman Scott ingeniously selected a number of flooring boards with a matching grain pattern, using them upright for a durable and aesthetically pleasing bar feature.

 

The Spitbank Fort project is an example of each party in the specification chain using their knowledge and working together to achieve a successful outcome. The Solid Wood Flooring Company’s expertise extended from selecting materials and manufacture through to the durable finish required. The company’s 20mm antique engineered Oak flooring was chosen to provide the depth needed over the flooring structure. Boards were manufactured to fit precisely, and finished with nine coats of Bona Naturale Industrial Matt Lacquer to give extra durability.

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