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The importance of conserving Britain’s architectural heritage

The UK is home to some of the world’s best architecture, and we don’t just mean modern buildings. There are many stunning examples of architecture from centuries gone by. Everywhere you’ll find the hallmarks of our ancestors efforts to satisfy their needs, sustain life and express themselves. With more than one in five buildings in… Read More

Why should we preserve historic listed buildings?

The welcome news that London’s Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has been removed from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register is another reminder of the importance of preserving historic buildings. Built in 1929, the Power Station was decommissioned in 1983 and, after years of neglect, added to the Register in 1991. But after extensive… Read More

Key considerations when restoring a heritage building

Heritage buildings provide a visual reminder of our cultural heritage and our area’s history. Restoring these heritage buildings preserves that all-important history and ensure it’s never forgotten. But these are increasingly becoming endangered buildings due to extreme weather, fluctuating temperatures, pollution and just general wear and tear can really take a toll on the delicate… Read More

How to Safely Clean Bricks and Mortar

Brick is one of the strongest surface materials there is, hence, its use in building, but if incorrectly cleaned, it can easily get damaged. Brick is a porous material, and this means if the facing material is removed during cleaning, the brick will quickly absorb water, and this can result in considerable damage. Damaged brick… Read More

Sandblasting vs Abrasive Blasting – Which is Best?

The right cleaning methods and processes will ensure your brickwork remains in top condition and you instantly notice Buildings which have not been well-maintained or have spent many years waiting for maintenance and restoration may require a little more than steam cleaning to remove stubborn grime, soiling and dirt. Sandblasting and abrasive cleaning are more… Read More

How to clean Brickwork and Terracotta

The right cleaning methods and processes will ensure your brickwork remains in top condition and you instantly notice any repair or remedial works required. Like when you clean natural stone, you need to keep several things in mind before brick cleaning and the same goes for cleaning any architectural terracotta in your building. Both regular… Read More

Restoring and Cleaning Brickwork

Most of us dedicate considerable time and effort to keep our interiors clean, tidy and in the best condition, but what about the exterior? Keeping your brickwork clean is important to avoid any future issues with maintenance. Brick restoration involves everything from cleaning to removing damaged bricks and repointing. Brick is one of the most popular… Read More

How to apply for historic building restoration grants in the UK

Britain is home to an abundance of beautiful and historically significant buildings. In England alone, there are around 500,000 listed buildings according to Historic England. Without the correct maintenance many of these buildings will begin to deteriorate. Historic building restoration and maintenance preserves these high-value buildings for the future. However, restoring historic buildings is expensive,… Read More

Historic Commercial Buildings: A Restoration Guide

The UK is renowned for its historic architecture. In England alone, there are as many as 500,000 listed buildings. Almost every village and town in Britain has buildings with a Tudor, Victorian or Edwardian twist. Today, companies large and small are choosing to do business from historic buildings which are now being used as commercial… Read More


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