More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Carpet tiles In Beecholme entranceway

They make a big difference, don't they!

I got these carpet tiles from Hackney FreeCycle and still have enough
to do the upper landings
and the stairs - and keep
a few aside to replace any that get damaged

There's only 6 flats in the stairwell and we all know each other so
I do not expect any purposeful damage.

(click on the picture to see it full size)

I haven't quite finished yet but when I do I'll give them a good cleaning.
They'll come up like new and look and feel great.
They're so much better than bare concrete - it makes you feel like
you're home as soon as you open the main entrance.

The only expense was a £1 can of spray glue (from a £1 shop) and
some blades for a stanley knife to cut the tiles.

I hope this will tip the scales in favour of carpet tiles for the lift lobby
in the single 5 storey block on the estate.
It's the single lift lobby that everyone has to go through as well
as their guests, of course.

The obvious beauty of tiles is their ability to be easily replaced if damaged
as well their ability to form patterns and designs.

The lift lobby would look great as a simple checkerboard.

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