Palace of Westminster: Encaustic Tiles

The encaustic tiled floors at the Grade I listed Palace of Westminster form a significant part of the post 1843 re-building of the Palace, having been the result of joint designing and manufacturing efforts of Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin. The quality and scale of the floors was hitherto unprecedented at the time of its construction. Consistent and irreversible wear from foot traffic has resulted in loss of part or all of the coloured areas on some of the tiles and significant wear to the surface of slate and stone slabs. The practice was commissioned to undertake repairs to the all the encaustic tile floors in the Palace. Trial repairs were successfully completed in early 2010 and the repairs are scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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Parliamentary Estates Directorate

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