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Specialist Façade Cleaning Solutions for Listed, Historic and Period Properties Built from Sandstone, Limestone, Brick and Terracotta.
Stone cleaning, brick restoration, masonry repairs and repointing to restore listed, historic, period properties and commercial buildings. We work with the condition of the building, adjusting methods to suit the type of masonry to create a balanced finish without over-cleaning or damaging the façade. Over the past 16 years we have built a large bank of specialist and sympathetic cleaning solutions that clean and repair sandstones, limestones, brickwork and terracotta. 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 provide onsite pre-project façade cleaning test trials to help confirm methods, reassure and assist our clients. 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. We provide technical information, best practice guidance and advice to help support your the cleaning and restoration of listed building, historic or period property.
Pre-project cleaning test trials are a surefire way of ensuring everyone involved in your project is on the same page. If you are keen to develop a greater understanding of how to achieve the best results, speak to a surveyor today and learn more about our onsite testing procedures.
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Our 21st Century approach drives all our activities; we help future proof the built environment and property investments.
Stone cleaning and brick restoration with ‘super-heated water’
We specialise in cleaning, restoring and preserving aging, weathered and decayed stone and brick facades, we help breathe new life into the ageing material by delivering a range of sensitive and phased façade cleaning processes to help breakdown years of pollutions and preserve the material for the future. All methods and processes we employ to clean the masonry are conservation lead, giving you peace of mind that the best methods are employed. If you are a surveyor, architect or property manager searching for a range of sensitive and approved stone/brick cleaning solutions which will restore your period, listed or modern property back to its former luster whilst ensuring the long-term integrity of the building fabric is retained, speak to a member of our specialist stone building restoration team today.
We specialise in the following stone cleaning and façade refurbishment services for listed and period properties:
- Façade steam cleaning and restoration: Super-heated steam, Nebulus and poultice cleaning
- Specialist sensitive cleaning for stone, brick and masonry
- Removal of carbon, effluence staining, organic matter, pollution and salt leaching from stone and brick.
- Paint removal on building facades
- Masonry, concrete and façade repairs
- Steel frame cathodic protection
- Corrosion inhibitors
- 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 limewashing,
We provide a complete external and internal stone cleaning service, a complete façade restoration, masonry repair and conservation cleaning solution for ecclesiastical, historic and listed properties. Building Transformation can provide a complete solution so all your requirements in caring for your heritage building and its structure can be restored and maintained for the future. First and foremost we will always seek to understand why you are looking to restore your building façade, this will enable us to build a clear vision of how we can help you whilst working within any listed building, conservation guidelines, planning issues or restrictions. Our expertise lies within the external façade cleaning, brick repairs and repointing, structural repairs and wall ties and full façade restoration inclusive of traditional roofing, leadworks and external decorations for listed properties.
For 15 years we have specialised in steam cleaning external buildings facades, restoring stone and brick building exteriors, using low pressure steam to clean stone and restore brick building facades. During this time, we have delivered excellent exterior cleaning, property restoration of listed buildings, period, victorian and georgian properties. We use hot water cleaning, low pressure cleaning, steam cleaning methods to restore, preserve and maintain soiled building façades and exteriors on old, modern and new buildings constructed of Portland stone, Yorkstone and other local sandstones for example through-out the UK. We only sensitively clean external buildings, removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leeched salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your stone or brick building façade.
Façade cleaning and refurbishment on listed and period properties should be undertaken by specialist traditional craftsman and conservation specialist. It’s often the case that on one building a number of different projects need to be undertaken to restore, re-stabiles 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. It’s our job to help you restore your period building back to its former state. We solve façade cleaning, masonry repairs façade restoration problems for listed commercial buildings, churches, university buildings, schools, stately homes and private properties.
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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.