Pre-project cleaning test trials
Test trials for internal paint removal
Façade restoration, high-level repairs, maintenance and building protection solutions: protecting and conserving commercial buildings using sympathetic materials and methods.
Here at Stone Cleaning Experts we have the ability to help nurture and protect the exterior of your commercial premise. Our expert help and skills are often required for period properties in particular, but mid-century modern and contemporary buildings can also be compromised by a number of means.
Our 21st Century approach drives all our activities; we help future proof the built environment and property investments.
Despite their imposing appearance, modern buildings are usually built with little to no previously defined façade access and maintenance plan. The external building fabric decays, weathers and fails, cleaning, repairing, repainting or maintaining the façade is often ill-considered, thus requiring a range of unique access solutions and methods of cleaning and repairs to help restore the building façade. Cleverly engineered building façades present their own set of problems in that they may be inaccessible, or the material’s weathering and decay cycles may not be fully understood. This leaves an expensive structure with little scope to be effectively or proactively inspected, cleaned or maintained in the future. We work in line with the philosophy of Historic England, helping period properties and historic buildings live into the 21st century. Working with minimal intervention and utilising methods and techniques that are aligned with the building’s history and future performance needs, conservation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do.
- Full building cleaning, façade repair and protective coatings.
- Specialist access solutions: Abseiling, cradles, tower hoist, MEWPS, and Scaffolding.
- Masonry, brick and façade repairs and repointing.
- Structural masonry ties and façade stabilisation.
- Building painting and hydrophobic protective nano coatings.
- Restoration and protection of curtain walling. Gutter cleaning, replacement and roofing repairs
- Traditional roofing and leadwork, using slate and lead.
- Installation of traditional rainwater and guttering systems.
- Sash window repair and decoration.
- Installation of internal lime plasters and renders.
- Specialist decorations such as gilding and lime washing.
- Installation of bird deterrents.
Specialist Consultancy Solutions:
- Façade business case development proposals, access and programme plans.
- façade condition and performance surveys.
- Drone and thermal imaging façade surveys.
We provide national and international façade maintenance and management solutions for historic, period, listed and modern stone and masonry buildings such as offices, churches, shopping centres and leisure complexes. From cleaning more modern and high level façade materials such as render or architectural cladding or curtain walling we can provide a proactive and holistic solution tailored to your building’s requirements, mixed material or high-rise building façade. We can provide you with a complete external building fabric cleaning, repair and maintenance solution, from sensitive building cleaning removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your building façade to repointing, stone repairs or building painting. Before starting any project, we work with the client to ensure all the correct planning regulations are in place, conservation guidelines and all relevant BS standards have been observed and understood before moving forward with the project i.e. undertake specialist façade cleaning test trials to bring the project to life, to help validate, build a business case, increase certainty and alignment for the project team and the client. We help give the project deeper foundations in a transparent and open framework.
We understand that commercial property requires careful and precise planning and access strategy development so methods of façade cleaning and programmes are adjusted to accommodate building use and even delivered through the night where required. Due to the varying characteristics of commercial buildings, we design and carry out façade refurbishment and repair or external painting while using various building access methods such as temporary cradles, façade hoist, scaffolding and abseiling methods, cleaning, repairing, stabilising or painting building façades.
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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.