Reduce the Risk of Chemical Use and Maximise Results Through Effective Use of Multiple Façade Cleaning Methods For Each Project
Chemical façade cleaning can provide a good alternative, deliver low risk and balanced results whilst forming part of a successful and sympathetic façade, masonry cleaning and restoration project.
Bringing buildings back to life – helping to create buildings to fit to the 21st century.
We work in line with the philosophy of English Heritage and 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. When chemicals are used to clean a façade correctly, with correct products applied to the correct substrate type, for the correct amount of time within the correct conditions and managed in the correct way, chemicals can form part of a successful restoration project. We tailor make façade cleaning solutions for stone, brick and masonry, varying our products, methods and approach to suit the building needs and fabric condition. Listed buildings, commercial properties, period and modern properties, we guarantee to have the solution you need and bring your building back to life.
We clean, restore and refurbish external building façades, working with listed, period and modern property to ensure that the building fabric reflects the client’s vision and brand values whilst being protected for generations to come. Stone, brick or masonry, we have the experience and expertise to arm you with everything you need to clean and restore your building.
Our Approach and Methodology Steam cleaning also known as ‘super-heated water cleaning’ combined with PH neutral façade cleaning techniques forms the basis of our approach, from here we build out utilising other methods of cleaning whilst working with the HSE’s Reach Guidelines and standards at all times. We adjust all our methods to suit the condition and type of masonry, building our process of masonry cleaning and utilising other methods such as poultice based applications, soft water washing, aggregate based systems, acids, alkaline and neutralising chemicals to help deliver high quality and sensitive building restoration solution along with sustainable results
Chemical Façade Cleaning Projects, watch the videos below
Due to the type of buildings we clean, their height, shape and size, we design and implement building cleaning, façade repair or external building painting solutions which use a variety of building access methods such as temporary cradles, façade hoist, scaffolding and abseiling methods. We adjust programmes to suit the building function and provide cleaning, repair, stabilising and painting services for façades constructed of stone, brick or masonry.
We specialise in the following façade cleaning areas:
- Façade cleaning and restoration: Super-heated steam and Nebulous cleaning
- Poultice application for those troublesome, hard to shift areas of build-up/li>
- 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
Surveyors, local authorities, building owners and managers across the UK have worked with us to create their own façade refurbishment solution. We are experts at using chemicals in a deliberate and careful way, breaking down and removing particularly bad façade staining. We are conservation driven in our philosophy and 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 sensitively clean external buildings, removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your stone, concrete, brick, rendered or cladded building façade. We know that no one size fits all, so if your façade cleaning project requires chemicals, you can trust us to formulate a strategy that will work.
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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.