‘Super-heated water’ steam cleaning to sensitively restore masonry and building façades
Sensitive stone, brick cleaning and paint removal to clean and restore listed, historic and period properties. Multiple conservation cleaning methods to ensure the integrity of the masonry is retained whilst cleaning.
Would you like the most sensitive cleaning solution for your buildings substrate? Would you like to learn more about façade cleaning methods? Or see the type of cleaning results that could be achieved? Speak to our specialist surveyor today or request your onsite façade cleaning test trail to create the proof of concept you need. Review our latest projects or read what our clients think of us on our testimonial page.
Masonry façade cleaning using ‘super-heated water’ steam. Watch here
We specialise in cleaning, restoring and preserving ageing, weathered and decayed stone and brick façades. By using steam cleaning to breathe new life into the ageing material by delivering a range of sensitive and phased façade cleaning processes, we help break down years of pollution and preserve the material for the future. The steam cleaning system we use is sensitive and helps keep our operation and masonry cleaning conservation led, 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, steam can help restore your period, listed or modern property back to its former lustre 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 period properties:
- Façade steam cleaning and restoration: Nebulus and poultice cleaning
- Full façade refurbishment
- Specialist sensitive cleaning for stone cleaning and brick
- Removal of carbon, traffic film, staining, organic matter, pollution and salt leaching from stone and brick.
- Paint removal on building facades
- Masonry, concrete and façade repairs
- 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, using steam cleaning as part of our complete façade restoration service. We use steam cleaning systems for conservation-based cleaning on ecclesiastical, historic and listed properties. Building Transformation 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 building façades and restoring stone and brick building exteriors. During this time, we have delivered excellent exterior cleaning and restoration of listed buildings, period, Victorian and Georgian properties. We use hot water cleaning, low pressure cleaning and steam cleaning methods to restore, preserve and maintain soiled building façades and exteriors on period and modern buildings constructed of Portland stone, York stone and other local sandstones throughout the UK. We only sensitively clean external buildings, removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached 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 craftsmen and conservation specialists. It’s often the case that on one building a number of different projects need to be undertaken to restore, restabilise 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 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.
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