Onsite Pre-project Façade Cleaning Test Trials, 100% Guaranteed To Answer Questions

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    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.


    Benefits include:

    • 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.


    Building Transformation’s unquestionable honesty and enthusiasm for ensuring the client receives the correct whole-life solution (rather than a quick fix) resulted in us being able to ensure the building was not only returned to its former glory, but will stay that way for years to come. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Kenny Gash - Carillion Amey

    The work provided by Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. They offer a professional, detailed, high-quality and customer- focused service which meets the short, medium and long-term needs of the client, and provides practical, cost-realistic advice.

    Kerry Quinn - Echo Arena

    Customer service is paramount to Building Transformation and they invested vast amounts of time in providing me with a programme to facilitate what was a very complex and time-specific programme of work for the site. The quality and level of support provided by Building Transformation is priceless to any client/contractor.

    Marc Blow MCIOB MBIFM - Carillion Amey

    The approach and advice on setting up the works at the Wolverhampton Civic Centre were first-class. Building Transformation’s attention to detail was excellent and the RAMS were followed meticulously to every detail. We were delighted with the works and service, and would not hesitate to use them again, nor hesitate to recommend them to any organisation.

    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.

    Needless to say Building Transformation is a name that is now becoming known and respected.

    Simon Attwood - Broadgate Estates Ltd.

    Building Transformation gave great communication throughout our projects.
    It will be my pleasure to recommend Building Transformation.

    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.

    I’d certainly love to work with you in the future so perhaps before the job is completed we could look at what opportunities there are for the future.

    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

    have worked with Building Transformation on several projects within the hospitality industry and have found
    them to provide high levels of professionalism and workmanship.


    e will definitely be working with you again! Your engineers were very polite and accommodating every time they visited site and have done a first class job. I will be recommending Building Transformation to everyone!

    Mark Healy - One Facility

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