Case Study

Charles St. Group



Charles St. Group


This old bank was built in 1898 and constructed on a local quarried sandstone from the midlands.


Charles St Group, Leicester


Complete façade refurbishment & stone fracture repairs

Materials tested & cleaned


Located close to a busy town centre road the façade was heavily soiled with years of carbon built up from traffic along with more historic deposits, which had built up from the use of coal fires. Weathering patterns were particularly heavy on the South elevation sections of the façade.

To help loosen and break down the carbon we used a 3 phased light steam cleaning process, before implementing each phase the façade was allowed to dry and then inspected with key areas being identified for specialist cleaning with the use of poultice applications. The use of the poultice enables us to sensitively extracting the deeper carbon staining from the faced with-out causing damage.

On completion the facade restoration project the building was returned back to its former lustre, whilst still retaining some of its historical weathering elements of the past.

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May & Co have worked with Building Transformation on a number of projects which have included external building cleaning and refurbishment.

Anton Theobald - May & Co

As a Director of the Charles Street Group I have been happy to commission Building Transformation on two major projects.

P H Murphy - Charles Street Group

We recently engaged with Building Transformation in a consultancy role to develop a specification for ourselves to tender for façade restoration to a building in Glasgow City centre.

Kenny Gash - Carillion Amey

The work that was provided by Reece Wood and his company Building Transformation was excellent. His product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs.

Kerry Quinn - Echo Arena

I was fortunate to find Reece after looking to undertake significant external works package to a secure site support.

Marc Blow MCIOB MBIFM - Carillion Amey

We are delighted with the works and service you provided; we would not hesitate to use your company again nor hesitate to recommend you to any organisation.

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