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Blacket Place

Blacket Place was one of the first boroughs of Edinburgh and was developed around the 1830s.

We recently completed a geometric floor tiling restoration job at Blacket Place in Edinburgh. Blacket Place was one of the first boroughs of Edinburgh and was originally developed around the 1830s, containing semi-detached and individual properties. It is understandably now in a conservation area. You can read some great information using the link below.

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My personal favourite piece of information is that ‘Under the feuing conditions, the value of the houses erected was not to be less than £600.’ As you can imagine… they go for a little more than that now.

The vestibule and hallway in the property were completely boss. So a full and comprehensive restoration had to be undertaken. With it being a conservation area, it had to go back down as it was originally. A lot of the floor was damaged, so we used everything we could salvage to keep the hallway in completely original tiles. And with the vestibule we had Craven Dunnill Jackfield match, cut and supply us with the tiles for that area. So the entrance is in completely new tiles.

This floor required a lot of work to help get it back to its former glory. From freezing cold weather, to sitting outside having an ice cream on out lunch break. This tiling job had it all! But my friend and mentor Craig from Welby & Wright and I had a grand old time and it was left looking rather lovely as the rays of sunshine reflected off the freshly finished floor.