Building restoration solutions, traditional methods for conservation projects

Stone cleaning and repairs, lime repointing, brick pointing, timber repairs, roofing and leadwork

James Middleton

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Masonry conservation and building restoration contractors. Full external building restoration solutions for listed, historic, ecclesiastical and period properties. Traditional skills and experienced craftsmen to clean, repair, re-plaster and restore your building for the future. For expert advice, onsite testing and condition surveys contact us today….

A complete building restoration solution for external masonry, roofs and timber. Sensitive, non-abrasive methods of building restoration to help restore and increase the lifespan of your building.

Discover more about us, review our latest projects or see what our clients think of us on our testimonial page.

We provide a complete building conservation service, from façade cleaning, paint removal, masonry repointing, stucco / façade repairs and lime plastering to the restoration and refurbishment of external building façades.

We undertake building restoration and conservation projects of all sizes, from simple brick wall repairs and lime pointing to full external façade restoration and refurbishment.  We have the in-house skills and expertise to provide you with the correct solutions and guidance you need to sensitively clean, restore and repair your property.

Façade cleaning and building restoration projects can often take place whilst the building is in full use; we install scaffolding and waste management systems to manage our projects safely.

The nature of a property that requires specialist fabric restoration can vary greatly, creating a need for tailor made solutions and strategies. Every project is provided with its own unique façade cleaning plan, stone repair match (both in colour and texture), and repointing solution (whether that be flush, weather struck, recessed or a bucket handle finish). We work within listed building and conservation guidelines to provide you with a building restoration solution that you can be proud of.

We specialise in the following façade restoration and building conservation solutions for listed building, heritage and period properties:

  • Specialist façade cleaning: super-heated steam, nebulous and poultice cleaning.
  • Masonry repairs and repointing.
  • Lime repairs and plastering.
  • Stonework and brickwork restoration.
  • General masonry works and stabilising.
  • Terracotta works.
  • Stucco and façade repairs.
  • Traditional roofing and leadwork.
  • Timber treatment and repairs.

Specialist Consultancy Solutions

  • Specialist façade cleaning test trials and method specifications.
  • Façade surveys, reporting, access and programme plans.
  • Façade condition and performance surveys.

Surveyors, local authorities, building owners and managers all enlist us to help create a bespoke façade refurbishment solution.

Listed buildings and period properties are constructed with a wide variety of materials, often using local materials which need to be matched during the restoration. Beautifully designed and intelligently engineered buildings, building façades and the general external building fabric are left to fend for themselves for hundreds of years with little or no maintenance, leaving materials to weather and decay. We generally use low pressure steam cleaning methods for soft soiling matter and combine it with a range of other specialist cleaning methods such as TORC (aggregate based methods, poultice, nebulous and chemicals are used in a targeted manner to help soften certain forms of pollution). We use traditional methods of conservation to restore, preserve and maintain historic buildings for many years to come.


Testimonials

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

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Expert Technical Advice

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.

Our Philosophy

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.