In February 1994 Jon Maine bought a late 17th century wool merchant’s house. Identified as a building at risk both by Mendip Council and English Heritage for some considerable time, the building figured on both of their building at risk registers. Jon chose to use Treatex Hardwax Oil to finish his floors, doors, door frames, stairs, newels, kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and internal window sills.
Why chose Treatex?
When quizzed about his choice of wood finish Jon explained “We chose Treatex because it was recommended as being a durable product., we saw samples of the finish and were very impressed and felt it would fit in with the overall high standard of finish we wanted to achieve.”
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) awarded Jon. He received awards in their conservation category and Project of the year in the South West. This saw him compete against projects like St Paul’s Cathedral in London during October at the RICS national awards.