Latest 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 glimpse of the beautiful 15th century brick and stone farmhouse in Surrey where they now live. Philippa loves grey, white and natural colours. The beams were painted black in most parts of the house which did not correspond to Philippa’s taste and ideas for her lovely home. When she spotted our advert in one of the country lifestyle magazines, she called to ask if we could really renovate beams without mess. Having young children, and beautifully furnished, listed property, any form of blasting or stripping was ruled out. She was not only relieved we could actually offer this service but also intrigued that we could offer her a bespoke oak finish. To complement her taste and ideas, we invented this new grey finish, now available to all of our clients. It is a weathered oak finish, also called Pipa Grey.

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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

We are absolutely delighted with the transformation of our dark, waxy, beams to their original light oak colour which has lightened up all the rooms, making each one a pleasure to enter. Nicholas is extremely knowledgeable about old timber-framed buildings and he and his team were professional, efficient and tidy in all the work they did! It was a pleasure to deal with “Back from Black”. Thank you so much for all you’ve done to re-vitalise our cottage!

Clyde & Heather Young | Heathfield

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