Oak panelling restored to former glory with Sadolin

A school hall dedicated to former pupils lost in the two World Wars has been restored to its former glory.

Sadolin Woodcare expert Sean Thompson was called in to examine historic oak panelling at The Manchester Grammar School’s Memorial Hall as part of a careful restoration project ahead of the school’s 500th anniversary.

The hall – an important part of the independent school for boys founded in 1515 – features extensive oak panelling throughout.

A large stage with intricate carved panels reaching up to the ceiling is the focal point of the room, while the entire lower sections of the walls are clad in oak panelling.

Completed in 1931 in honour of former students lost in the First World War, the hall includes commemorative boards listing the fallen, with additional names added following the Second World War.

Sean said: “The oak panels needed some careful attention. Having carried out a site assessment, we specified Sadolin Wood Oil as the ideal product to restore them to their original beauty.

“Sadolin Wood Oil offers enhanced natural protection for interior wooden features, rejuvenating the surface and nourishing previously treated wood.

“Now the panels shine warmly, reflecting the light and giving the hall a rich, welcoming atmosphere.

“It is fantastic to return to the hall and see the difference the product has made.

“Novus Property Solutions undertook the work at The Manchester Grammar School and the excellent job they have done has brought the hall back to life.”

Find out more about Sadolin Wood Oil and its use at The Manchester Grammar School by watching the video above.