Westminster Council - Gloucester Terrace
Building Façade Cleaning Restoration for Public Sector Buildings, Programmed and Delivered to Fit Within Your Site Limitations.
The external appearance and condition of your public sector building is an important and key part in creating confidence and trust in your organisation’s brand, ethos and values. No matter what the material is on your building façade – mixed, modern or listed, constructed of stone or brick – we can help improve user experience and increase your ROI by looking after the exterior building envelope as a complete entity.
Our 21st Century approach drives all our activities; we help future proof the built environment and property investments.
We sensitively clean external buildings, removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your stone or brick building façade. We work in line with the philosophy of Historic England, helping period properties and historic buildings live into the 21st century. With as minimal intervention as possible and by using techniques that are in line with the building’s history and its performance needs for the future, conservation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do.
- Façade refurbishment for the complete building envelope whether it is constructed of stone, brick or mixed materials.
- Building cleaning and restoration for historic and modern façades.
- Specialist access solutions: Abseiling, cradles, tower hoist, MEWPS, and Scaffolding.
- Masonry, stone and façade repairs.
- Structural masonry ties and façade stabilisation.
- Application of protective coating and weathering sealants.
- External building painting and decoration.
- Cleaning of glazing and scratch removal.
- Cleaning of canopies, cleaning roofs and atria.
- Removal of chewing gum or graffiti.
Specialist Consultancy Solutions:
- Façade business case development proposals, access and programme plans.
- façade condition and performance surveys.
- Drone and thermal imaging façade surveys.
The condition of a building envelope can inspire your people and play a positive part in influencing their emotions, feelings and behaviour. No matter what the function of your public sector property, we can help to boost its value and ROI by ensuring it looks its best at all times. We help schools, university estate departments and NHS Trusts restore their building assets by cleaning building façades, repairing failing masonry or stone, painting buildings and maintaining the complete external building envelope within specialist PPM programmes, keeping your building façade fresh and uniform throughout the year.
We can provide you with a holistic solution tailored to your specific environmental needs. Despite their often imposing appearance, modern buildings may be constructed with little or no clearly defined façade access and maintenance plan. 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. This is where we come in. 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 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.
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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.