About Back From Black

Since developing our process of renovating dark beams in 1997 throughout the Cotswolds, our family company has grown and gone from strength to strength.

We are a family run business that now boasts two generations of specialist beam renovators.

Invented in 1997, our process is an applied directly over the existing surface of the beams eliminating the need or messy and damaging blasting and chemical treatments.

The existing surface is preserved underneath our sympathetic finish, meaning that we are ideal for listed and older properties.

We are completely mess free and you can be back in your room by the end of the day making us a convenient choice for your beam renovation needs.

Years of specialist knowledge and development mean that your beams are in safe hands.

Please enquire for a free quotation.

This process works on:

 
  • Painted beams
  • Matte beams
  • Varnished beams
  • Fire damaged timber
  • Mismatched wood
  • Pine and other soft woods


Our three finishes are Warm Oak, Soft Oak and Weathered Oak.


Client Testimonials

The beams,once dark and formidable,
are now warm and enticing.
Peter has worked tirelessly,with the attention to detail
of a true craftsman.

Neal Williams | Derbyshire

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