Available In 3 Finishes...

Warm Oak, Aged Oak and Weathered Oak.

Our process works on painted beams, matte beams, varnished beams, fire damaged timber, mismatched wood, and pine and other soft woods.

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Back From Black

Back From Black Beam Renovation is a family business with over 20 years experience working throughout the UK and France.

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A family business with over 20 years experience working throughout the UK and France

We offer a unique mess free beam renovation and restoration service. Our process works on all beamed surfaces even if they have been previously painted, stained, smoke damaged, varnished or even fire or water damaged.

With our process there is no need for messy and disruptive sandblasting or any other blasting method, mechanical or chemical stripping. It is the only mess free alternative to blasting and stripping. We can work in fully decorated and carpeted rooms without disruption, mess or dust.

The end results are sympathetic to the age and character of the building and have been used and applied to thousands of listed and beautiful properties throughout the UK.

As the inventors of this process, we take great care and pride in the work that we do working diligently to the highest of standards on all of our projects. 

Case Studies

15th Century Farmhouse | Surrey

These clients were actually on their way to look at another property with an estate agent when Philippa caught her first... read more

Grade I Listed Building | East Sussex

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Flint Cottage | Sussex

These owners love their cottage and the fact that it retains many of the old features. However, they felt that the black... read more

Heavily timbered period property | Cambridgeshire

Our clients got in touch with us while purchasing the property. Once moved in, they commissioned us to do the work in th... read more

Client Testimonials

Back from Black transformed all of the beams in our cottage in just a few days and as they promised without any mess. All of the grime, paint splotches, water marks and dark colouring magically disappeared and left a lovely pale weathered oak finish with all the old character in the wood enhanced.

Mr. & Mrs. Powell | Berkshire

I cannot believe the transformation in my cottage. Professional and prompt from the initial enquiry to when they left my home yesterday this Company were great to deal with.

We were so impressed with them and the outcome - goodbye black beams hello warm and welcoming rooms. Thank you Nick and Co!

Viv Berkeley | Bedfordshire

We are so happy, your work is amazing, stunning, clever. You have taken a Tudor farmhouse that felt like and old pub and turned it into a beautiful historic home. We are going to enjoy this house so much thanks to you. My parents live in Grade II house 20mins away, and they want their beams done!

P. Vellaccott | Raw TV Ltd.

We are delighted with the result, the house looks and feels so much warmer!

Rebecca | Suffolk

As you know, we are very pleased indeed with our beams. We can hardly believe that such a massive transformation has been completed in one week. If only it could all be done that quickly.

Mrs R. | Biddenden, Kent

We love the new beams – so much nicer than before, and everyone is admiring them. It has made such a big difference to both rooms, so thank you so much…

Charlie & Helen | Kent

I am so thrilled with my new beams, they have transformed the rooms!

Also could I say how great your workers were, polite, thorough and quick, couldn't be more pleased, what a painless experience.

Georgina | Surrey

We are really pleased with the results – its given the house a real facelift and a warmth we didn't have before. Please pass on our thanks to your team who worked really hard and for their thoughtful and discreet way in which they carried out the work.

Jerry | Kent

We have recently transformed our living room using the the techniques provided by Back from Black Beam Renovation Ltd. Having lived with the dark old beams in our house for 20 years always wanting them lightened and more natural we believed that sand blasting or latterly ice blasting would be our only solution. We could not face the invasive nature of either of these processes. We are absolutely delighted to have discovered "Back from Black", the process was clean and fast and the results are stunning.

Andrew & Christine | Essex

We love the new beams and staircase. You have done such an amazing job and it is the best thing we have ever done.

We had the new carpet fitted yesterday and it is looking lovely. I was so pleased with the transformation, I've contacted 25 Beautiful Homes to run an article about the house and your great work and they've just confirmed they'd love to feature the house and your work!

Thank you again for all your help and great workmanship.

Mrs W. | Kent