Pre-project cleaning test trials
Test trials for internal paint removal
Specialist Façade Cleaning, Masonry Repairs and External Refurbishment for Sandstone, Limestone, Bricks and Terracotta
Period properties hold an important place in our built environment, and their preservation and maintenance can be challenging for those who own and manage them. Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and more; we have the solutions you need to keep your period home looking beautiful. 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 we use techniques that are in line with the building’s history and its performance needs for the future because conservation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do. We are completely conservation-driven in both our philosophy and our approach to masonry cleaning and building restoration. “Conservation is the process of managing change to a significant place or building, how best to maintain its values, whilst recognising opportunities to reveal or reinforce these values for present and future generations” (Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance 2015).
We are specialists in stone cleaning, façade restoration, masonry repairs and conservation for all types of period property. We provide a end to end solutions so that your precious property and its structure can be restored and maintained for generations to come. Our detailed building façade condition surveys and building cleaning test trials ensure your masonry cleaning and building repair project is built from solid restoration foundations, creating much greater certainty with the building restoration process.
e are always keen to understand why you are looking to restore your building façade; this enables us to build a clear vision of how we can both help you and work with any listed, conservation or planning restrictions. Our expertise lies in the external façade cleaning, brick repairs and repointing, and full façade restoration inclusive of traditional roofing, leadworks and external decorations for listed properties.
Our 21st Century approach drives all our activities; we help future proof the built environment and property investments.
- Façade cleaning, detailed masonry and faience restoration.
- Specialist sensitive cleaning for stone cleaning and brick.
- Paint removal on building façades.
- Paint removal on building façades.
- Steel frame cathodic protection.
- Masonry, stone and façade 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.
Façade cleaning or refurbishment on both listed and heritage properties should be undertaken by technical and conservation specialists who value and understand the building fabric. We often find that a number of different projects need to be undertaken to restore, restabilise and refurbish the building façade back to its original state. 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. We 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 achieve our excellent results using steam cleaning (also known as ‘super-heated water cleaning’ ) techniques. Water is heated to an extremely high temperature – up to 155ºC at times.
Together with a targeted nozzle, this encourages the unwanted material and pollution on the façade to decompose, while the building itself is cleaned.
This form of extreme heated water is a gentle form of cleaning which doesn’t cause damage to the exterior of the property.
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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.