A friendly postcard from Charles Lowe & Sons
We have long believed in the personal touch. It may seem old fashioned in the age of social media but we like to send postcards to the people who connect with us. What is really pleasing is that we sometimes see these tucked in a dresser, or stuck to the fridge, when we visit a property we are working on.
When our postcards reach their destination, it is intended as a personal and simple token of warmth and friendship that people can keep, even treasure. Receiving letters and postcards through the letterbox is an experience that future generations may not have in the era of emails and texts, so we like to keep this little tradition alive. It is a lost pleasure, seeing written words in ink from a pen, reading a personal message on a postcard.
These postcards are our way of saying to our clients that we are thinking of them, that we support them and that we hope they are happy with our service. We understand that renovation projects can really test the nerves and it's important to us to offer encouragement and to remind the home owners and architects that their efforts will be worth it when the project is finished. They are also a way to share images of some of the beautifully finished floors we have worked on, with people we know will appreciate them.
Postcard 1: Our traditional hand finished oak floor in a barn conversion, Rutland
This postcard image featured one of our favourite projects. This is a picture of a Rutland barn conversion that perfectly demonstrates the strong permanence and quiet confidence of oak. Here, we hand planed and aged oak planks as an alternative to reclaimed flooring for this living room in Poplars Farm, Uppingham.
When originals are missing this is the uncompromising solution, our artisan-polished Generations flooring. Soaked in earth pigments, oil and waxes, the deep glowing richness is justification enough for these slow but time-honoured methods and is our signature. Matching skirting, thresholds and other details ensure nothing is compromised.
Postcard 2: Our Generations finish on the landing of a classical residence in Wiltshire
Here, in this postcard picture, we installed Generations oak flooring within a stately home in Cranborne Chase. Our craftsmen brought out a subtle beauty in the timber. The boards go through so many processes by hand that it’s true that our craftsmen recognise individual boards as each is a work of love and creation.
For those people we have developed a relationship with, perhaps through a project or through working with us, we feel that sending one of our own postcards is a charming way to keep in touch and to stay connected through a shared love of oak floors.