Façade Cleaning With Controlled and Correct Chemical Applications

Expert building cleaning using sensitive chemical methods to target stubborn staining.

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    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

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    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.


    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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