Building Cleaning, Façade Repairs, Painting and Coatings for Commercial Buildings

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    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.

    Benefits include:

    • 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.


    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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    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.

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    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.

    Our Philosophy

    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.