Beam Renovation


Renovating beams since 1997



01797  458 508


Back from Black




"Thank you for transforming our room. It is much lighter, the beams looks lovely and we are really pleased.

We have recently seen a listed property where the owners had spent a fortune stripping and re-oiling the beams and they didn't even look as good as ours do now!"


Thanks again


Mr and Mrs Warren, North Kent





"Thank you very much indeed for the update .


I would not hesitate to recommend you for other projects elsewhere. One of my colleagues has just been asking me about the job you’ve done at Barnaby and I’ve given you a glowing reference.

Thank you once again Nick."


David Walker, Archictect For Ashworth Jackson and Walker (Derbyshire)



"I have just met the Client and the estate agent in Wheathampstead, Herts.

I just wanted to let you know what a splendid job you have done there.  

It has completely uplifted the property and we are seriously extremely impressed."



Rob Holloway. Architect

RGH Capital Projects

SG7AX (Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire)


"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, we will deficiently keep in touch."


Mrs W., Kent (July 2012 - In 25 beautiful homes Feb 2014).

"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

"Just a quick thank you; the beams have far exceeded my expectations and that's coming from a perfectionist with OCD , they look better than my actual stained beams! and  have transformed my kitchen.

I must admit when I thought you did not remove the black paint I was worried but they look fantastic, a real rustic look we could not achieved ourselves, so thanks again, please feel free to use me as a recommendation"


Andrew Newcombe

Group Managing Director

Dickens Group of Companies, Cheshire


"We are both overwhelmed with results of your treatment.

We anticipated that there would be an improvement over the old black painted beams but not to this degree, everyday we look at them, we comment on how wonderful they look, and the lighter beams really do lift the rooms.

We were most impressed with your skill and the care you put into the work ......and all achieved without any mess! All quite amazing.

Well done and many thanks "



Alan Pfeffer, Kent


"Paul came home late yesterday and was delighted with the results. I showed the room to a friend yesterday and she was speechless!


The rooms feels like it has always been like it is and we love it, thank you."




Mrs Erricker, Suffolk



"We bought an old thatched cottage in West Sussex which had an enormous amount of black beams and woodwork in it.


This gave a very dark and rather "brooding" atmosphere in the house.


Nick and his team totally transformed the house by treating all the beams/woodwork and gave them a very warm natural finish.


The house now has a very welcoming, cosy atmosphere and our many visitors have commented very favourably on the complete "transformation".


We would also like to note that Nick and his team are a real pleasure to work with. All very personable and professional guys who were always on time and clean and tidy. Unlike many UK workmen, these guys made absolutely "zero" mess and bearing in mind we had just laid a new wooden floor throughout, it was quite impressive that this remained clean and unmarked throughout the whole project.


We highly recommend Nick and his team and wish them all the success in the world. They deserve it. "


F&D Hawkes, W. SUSSEX





"When we moved into our house, the previous owners told us there was nothing we could do with our multitude of black beams, apart from blasting. We were therefore thrilled to find your service and even more delighted with the actual results. After only a week of work, our home is transformed. So much lighter, warmer and welcoming. From your initial quote to completion of the work, the team has been a joy to work with and the whole experience has far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend Back from Black beam renovation to anyone."


Mr and Mrs Hatch, W. Sussex

"Thank you,

We are extremely pleased with the work you did on the beams. This definitely exceeded our expectations and completely transformed our sitting room. Thank you so much for a job well done.


Thanks again."


Kind regards,

Mrs, Bicknell, Kent


Hi Nick,


"The beams really do look as good as the website images.

To be honest I thought it was a stripping process, so was a little surprised to learn that the process goes over the beams as they are.

However the finish is fantastic and additionally the beams are well protected for years to come.

Peter took great care to cover all furniture and floor area, and left the house without a trace of disturbance.

He even managed to tie in some new replacement beams with the old ones so they now all look the same age.

With a choice of finishes available, this really is a worthwhile enhancement to any old black beams. Thanks"


Jon Denis, Derbyshire.  

Global Marketing Manager



"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 are very pleased with the work that your company have done.

Our beams look lovely and everyone is amazed at the difference.




Shelley, Essex

"I just wanted to thank you, Nick and for the wonderful job you've done. It's really lifted the whole house. They  were so lovely and I can't believe how quickly and cleanly they did the job. If I knew other people with black beams, I'd certainly recommend you.

Thanks again."

Tara, Cambridgeshire


"Just a note to say thank you for doing the beams, we had the carpets fitted yesterday and the cottage looks stunning"


Neil, Sevenoaks, Kent



"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,

Managing Director, Raw TV Ltd.

"We just wanted to say how pleased we are with the job you did for us in March 2015.  From the start of making contact to the finished product we were delighted with the service, the process and indeed the finished beams.  Everybody who has been to visit remarks on how lovely the beams are including the previous owner.

Thank you to the team and we wish you continued success with your business and process"

Mr and Mrs H, 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, near Mayfield, 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 and Helen near Tunbridge wells, Kent

'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. May 2017




"We are extremely happy with the finished result!  Jan and Paul were very efficient and helpful throughout the process - the rooms look fantastic now we have the furniture and paintings back.  We were slightly anxious about the work, having seen only pictures and reading endorsements on your website, but the final result exceeded our expectations by miles!  It's been finished for only a day and we have already had so many compliments.


We are happy for you to send any prospective clients in this area to see the final result if you wish."


Northampshire, Mr and Mrs Panther

February 2016

"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."



Surrey. 2016 projects


"Yes - delighted with the beams. All seemed mega easy..."


Mrs Prime, Hertfordshire.


"Yes, we are delighted with the result, the house looks and feels so much warmer!"


Best regards


Rebecca, Suffolk



"We love the beams. It has definitively transformed  our attic rooms.

It looks beautiful and I am glad

we chose the grey finish. It is so clever !


I guess next you would be advising your customers on paint and colours."


Best wishes,

Mr and Mrs Prince, Sussex


"House looks amazing, thank you so much!"


Rob Brazier, Herts. June 2016

"We returned on Saturday…to see beautiful beams, just the colour I was hoping for! Please thank your guys VERY much. Marilyn, my house keeper said they were charming and left every thing very tidy. I hope  

my new kitchen which is being installed in August will look just as good."


Tara, Conford, July 2016

"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. "

Best wishes"

Mr and Mrs Powell, Berkshire. October 2016.