Pre-project cleaning test trials
Test trials for internal paint removal
Identify the Correct Cleaning Methods to Suit Your Building’s Condition, Planning Needs or Budget, Mitigate Risk and See Results
Pre-project cleaning test trials are a 100% guaranteed solution of ensuring everyone involved in your project is on the same page from the outset. Reduce risk of bad practice and over-cleaning, poor method selection and damage, increase certainty and project confidence, see the results before investing, review methods, choose a solution and process to suit your budget or preference. If you are keen to develop a greater understanding of how to achieve the best results, speak to a surveyor today and learn more about our onsite testing procedures. Pre-project cleaning test trials create alignment, understanding and build value. If you are looking to build a true understanding and develop greater cost certainty, speak to a surveyor today and learn more about our onsite testing procedures. Don’t forget to visit our learning and resource library where you can obtain lots of information on best practice, British Standards, listed building planning guidelines and technical information to help answer any further problems or questions you may have.
Whether your building is stone, brick, terracotta, painted or coated; listed, heritage, religious, residential or commercial, we guarantee to develop a transparent specification and solution for your building which will in turn help you to put together a sound business case or maintenance plan. Watch our videos, read our testimonials to discover our previous success stories or request a book of your choice by clicking here.
Façade cleaning test trials are a great way to help clients visualise how a building could look as well as how the costs might be managed. Test trials create transparency, high trust and pre-project alignment as the project foundations are built from proven methods and processes.
Investing in trials and a specification is a wise way to handle any large project, and in our experience could help limit future damage and decay (and the associated costs!)
We help buildings live into the 21st Century and beyond, our solutions and long-term approach help maximise façades performance & ROI.
- Façade cleaning test trials create proof of concept, a vision and value on investment.
- A proven specification can be developed from testing, thus limiting damage and future decay.
- Cost and programme clarity can be developed from an understanding of the methods and processes involved.
Façade cleaning and restoration: Super-heated steam and Nebulous cleaning
- Poultice application for those troublesome, hard to shift areas of build-up
- The gentle, focussed application and removal of chemical cleaners where necessary with full
- waste management strategies
- Building cleaning and restoration for historic and modern façades
- Specialist access solutions: Abseiling, cradles, tower hoist, MEWPS, and scaffolding
- Masonry, concrete and façade repairs
- Structural masonry repairs and wall ties installations
- Application of protective coating and weathering sealants
- Corrosion inhibitors
- External building painting and decoration
- Cleaning of glazing and scratch removal
- Cleaning of canopies, cleaning roofs and atriums
- Removal of chewing gum or graffiti
Specialist Consultancy Solutions:
- Façade surveys reporting, access and programme plans
- Façade condition and performance surveys
- Drone and thermal imaging façade surveys
We know clients want much greater clarity at the beginning of the project, so we have a specialist dedicated surveying team, focusing on providing clients with the information they need to effectively restore the building façade. Learn more about our people on About Us, Click here for Case Studies or here for Testimonials.
Onsite Pre-Project Testing
Our approach and methodology
Steam cleaning also known as ‘super-heated water cleaning’ combined with PH neutral methods and specialist products for environmentally friendly results.
A continuous high temperature and lower water volume. This is delivered as a liquid spray, even at temperatures close to 155ºC. We use the heat to break down and decompose façade pollutants and the light water spray as a sensitive cleaning mechanism to agitate, loosen and remove pollution from the façade. We use minimal water, a high heat and specific nozzle design and specification to provide a highly effective method for all building façades.
By using ‘super-heated water’ we avoid abrasive and chemical cleaning. We mitigate damage and façade material failure by adapting specialist techniques, products and methods to ensure that each building and façade type receives a tailored façade restoration solution applicable to both historic and modern building structures.
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Expert Technical Advice
A Unique Guide ON How To Restore And Protect Building Skins
Whether it’s a technical façade condition inspection, specialist advice, façade cleaning test trials and specification development, the delivery of a building cleaning project within a challenging access environment or a full building refurbishment project with ongoing going façade management strategies to maximise your ROI, we can help.
32 Case Studies
Before and After Cleaning
A simple photographic reference guide to help you visualise your building material and the solutions required to restore it with care and sensitivity. These case studies have been selected to help you identify your building material, soiling issues and the potential solutions available to you. Using our ‘before and after’ images, you can visualise your own building following similar treatment.
21st Century Façades: Breathing Life into Urban Landscapes
The urban environment has changed enormously since the majority of building maintenance concerns were focused on more traditional masonry structures, materials, pollution levels, weather patterns – even the height of most buildings are completely different to a hundred years ago. This book illustrates how Building Transformation’s methods breathe new life, energy and vitality into building skins and cities.