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 masonry materials for good reason, but it does require proper maintenance.

Brick Restoration Work

Sensitive Restoration of a Grade II Listed Building

As your building ages, brickwork can begin to look tired, discoloured or simply dirty. Soiling and cracks in brickwork and mortar can ruin the appearance of your structure and if left, can lead to deterioration which can be damaging for the integrity of the whole property.

Cleaning Dirty Brickwork

The elements, weather and pollution all contribute to the exterior of a property looking less than pristine. Cleaning the exterior of your building may be something you leave to the professionals but there are some things you could do yourself. The hose is a low-pressure way of giving bricks a quick freshen up. Higher pressure or power washing is never recommended for bricks as you can strip away their top layer and also damage the mortar between them. Chemical cleaning is also suitable for most types of brick as long as the right ratio of cleaning chemical to water is used.  

The most stubborn stains may require closer attention, but acid cleaning is never recommended for brickwork. It can damage the integrity of the bricks and make them even more susceptible to crumbling and breaking away.  

In older properties it is also common for mould, mosses, and mildew to build up on the brickwork. Again, this kind of issue should be treated with a chemical cleaning solution as well as light pressure to ensure it is fully removed from the brick. Not dealing with these kinds of problem can lead to significant maintenance concerns as the bricks are weakened.  

Mortar Joint Repair and Maintenance

Repointing is necessary for most brick buildings. It is a method of renewing external parts of the brick mortar joints and helps to restore the appearance of the brickwork. Old mortar is simply chipped away and replaced with fresh mortar giving the premises a just-new appearance once again. Repointing can also help with issues inside the structure, such as leaks or damp.

Replacing Loose Bricks

If a brick has deteriorated and there is no chance of brick restoration, then you may need to consider replacing it. Working with a professional brick restoration company ensures any replacement work can be carried out safely and without risk to the overall structure of the house. Finding bricks as close as possible to those used in your property is also something a professional brick restoration company can help with. 

Your building’s exterior needs as much care and attention as its interior. Looking after your brickwork helps to ensure it looks as good as new for as long as possible. Regularly maintaining and cleaning your brickwork also means you will spot any potential issues early before they become a serious problem. 

It’s important to think carefully before beginning any project and of course, working with brick cleaning and restoration specialists ensures a professional level of cleaning throughout.  

 



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Kevin Egginton - Wolverhampton Council

A 200,000 sq. ft., four-storey leisure venue in the heart of Nottingham city centre surrounded by major traffic routes needed work to be done overnight to deal with the traffic issues, while the site remained open throughout. The project took around three weeks to complete and went exceptionally well; the Building Transformation staff were flexible and able to work round dynamic operational issues. The clean was of a high standard and has made a significant different to the image of the building. A very difficult job done well.

Suzanne Green - Land Securities

May & Co have worked with Building Transformation on a number of projects which have included external building cleaning and refurbishment. They provided a great service, supported by the high level of documentation from the initial quotation to books and industry-related guidance, all relevant to our project.

Anton Theobald - May & Co

I am very satisfied in the manner the job was conducted. Also the level of cleaning provided and attention to detail is much appreciated.

Waqas Bin Tahir - Ibis Southampton

I am using Building Transformation’s work to help justify façade restoration works around our business. They have produced excellent presentations on what can be achieved and is a brilliant piece of informed marketing that is helping slowly win people over in our business to take façade cleaning and restoration more seriously.

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Simon Attwood - Broadgate Estates Ltd.

Building Transformation gave great communication throughout our projects.
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Sarah Cameron - My Hotels Group

Just signed off the job with Richard. Myself, the bosses and the tenant all are very pleased with the work. It definitely looks rejuvenated just a case of painting the concrete window surrounds in the new year to finish it off. Have found your company and staff very professional and helpful which has facilitated a project with minimal inconvenience and disruption to our in situ tenants.

Mark Hollinshead - Headruddy Property Development

I had a walk around today with Dave and am impressed with the work so far. Dave and the team have done a great job.

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Marie Green - Novotel Sheffield

At this stage, from my point of view your team has been extremely professional, informing us of what was happening at all times and most importantly no disruption whatsoever to our guests and business.

Ludovic Verzi - Novotel Leeds

We are very satisfied in the manner the job was conducted. The operatives on site were very professional and communicated to us at all times.

Maria Pinana Mateu - Science Museum

The team at Building Transformation understood our challenge of finding a facade cleaning solution that would initially restore the glazing to its original state, protecting our building for years to come. Through intelligent and thorough testing right through to the full restoration of Block D, we have been very satisfied with the project management and delivery of the cleaning programme.

Colin Pilkington - Renaker Build Limited

Thank you for all the work that you carried out in cleaning the outside of our school. We are delighted with the results. You have managed to completely remove heavy staining from many areas around the building.

We found you extremely easy to work with: your quote was reasonable, you carried out the work quickly and you were very flexible in terms of timings.

Tamsin Griffith - Courtney Road Primary School, Bristol

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