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Why you shouldn’t use a pressure washer on your stone or masonry


Cleaning stone or masonry is important in improving a building’s appearance, removing anything that could damage its structure, and restoring the natural stonework. However, certain cleaning methods can do more harm than good. Pressure washing is often considered a quick and easy way to clean most outdoor surfaces and remove paint from stone or brickwork…. Read More

The Importance Of Preserving Historic Buildings


The UK is fortunate to have an abundance of historic buildings. These wonderful, beautiful, old structures reflect the time in which they were built. Each historic building is a physical form of history that characterises many UK cities. Preserving these historic buildings is of national importance. However, many have fallen into disrepair from neglect, a… Read More

Rope Access Restoration for Historic Buildings


When you own or are responsible for a historic building, you have to be very careful to look after it properly. The regulations around historic and listed buildings are complex and when restoration or maintenance is needed, you simply can’t afford to avoid it or leave it too long. Caring for a building with historic… Read More

Three Interesting Listed Buildings In London You Should Visit


A listed building is a building that has an architectural or historic interest, it should be more than 30 years old. As soon as a building is listed planning laws protect it from unnecessary alterations. It means if you want to make any decorative or structural changes you must apply for permission. Listed buildings have… Read More

Scottish Granite’s Part of the Big Apple’s History


It is known as the ‘granite city’ – which is the reason New York architects have contacted Aberdeenshire stonemasons to help with a colourful and historic building. The Windermere apartment block, build in 1881, underwent restoration and part of a restoration project which involves replacing three ornamental red granite pillars at the front of the… Read More

How To Clean Natural Stone


Natural stone is one of the world’s oldest building materials, and its attractiveness, strength and durability have ensured it is still as popular today. But whether York stone, Bath stone or any other type of natural stone, it can become damaged by ageing, extreme weather, and pollution. When done correctly, cleaning natural stone will help… Read More

How To Remove Paint From Stone Or Brick Façades


Paint removal from stone or brick façades can be a difficult process. Cracked, fading, and damaged paintwork on the exterior of a building creates more than just a problem with its image. Layers of paint can prevent bricks from being able to ‘breathe’. This encourages the onset of damp, erosion, and cracks in the building… Read More

Choosing The Best Cleaning Solution For Your Stone Building


Over time, every building starts showing the effects of age and pollution. Keeping your building looking immaculate for the sake of your business, to preserve history, or to ensure the health of your building requires proper maintenance and care; that’s why it’s crucial to choose a sensitive cleaning solution for your stone building. Doing so… Read More

Common Problems With Old Stone Or Brick Façades


Historic and listed buildings are charming, beautiful, and often hold decades of history behind their walls. That’s why maintaining the external fabric of a listed or historic building is extremely important. Taking care of these buildings is part and parcel of a contribution to the preservation of their history, as well as maintaining a safe… Read More

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