Whether it’s just a small detail in a Georgian house which needs to be spruced up, or you’re entirely renovating a newly bought Georgian property, you will find something to read in the Country Life series, published in 2005, which followed William Palin’s efforts to restore his early Georgian Spitalfields townhouse.

From restoring the floorboards with beeswax to removing the ancient tree propping up the staircase to restoring the woodwork and having it painted, William lovingly brought his property to life over a number of months.

On this page you can read all about his exploits, as well as discovering his personally recommended workmen who so skilfully restored his period property to its former splendour, despite some of his more idiosyncratic efforts remain uncopied by peers in the area .

How to restore a Georgian exterior, specialists in restoring Georgian interiors

How to restore a Georgian kitchen, specialists in restoring Georgian kitchens

How to restore a Georgian townhouse, specialists in restoring Georgian properties

How to restore a Georgian Staircase, specialists in restoring Georgian staircases

Guide to Georgian woodcarving, specialists in Georgian woodcarving

Improving Georgian wood graining, specialists in restoring Georgian wood graining

Restoring wooden floorboards, specialists in restoring floorboards

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