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If you are looking for a site-specific solution to sensitively remove built up layers of paint from your building façade contact us today. We will utilise a wide variety of methods to remove the paint whilst maintaining the condition of your façade, then undertake the repointing and any repairs for a completed finish to your project.

Contact us today to book an onsite test trial.

At Building Transformation we provide a complete paint removal, façade cleaning and repair solution to restore your property whether it be a commercial building or residential property.

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

Specialist, tailor made paint removal solutions for stone, brick & concrete

Layers of paint that have been applied over the years to freshen up the façade can hide a multitude of sins; the paint will, over time, weaken the masonry until it becomes soft and begins to crumble and fail.

Older buildings (painted 40+ years ago) may be coated with lead-based paint which means that you will need to consider the safety and environmental impact of removing it.  You can buy specialist paint testing kits which allow you to gauge the lead levels before deciding on a course of action.

The key to a successful paint removal project lies in the preparation, and any pre-project testing will enable you to build an understanding of the following:

  • Methods, dwell times, pressures, temperatures and flow rates and how these factors can work together to soften, break down and remove the paint with minimal damage to the substrate.
  • Demonstrations will allow you to see how various methods work and how they will impact the building façade.
  • Avoiding chemical/blasting methods is essential if you want to preserve the patina of your masonry. It may seem to be a cheaper, more instant method but it will more than likely significantly damage the building façade.

 

We specialise in the following stone cleaning and façade refurbishment services for commercial, listed and period properties:

  • Façade steam cleaning and restoration: Doff, Torc, 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 façades.
  • 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.

 

Here at Building Transformation we take a proactive approach to every residential paint removal project.  Our process is formulated with you in mind:

  • We attend a full inspection and site meeting to understand why you want to remove paint and how you envisage the outcome.
  • A visual inspection is then undertaken with you, the client (or architect/conservation officer), where we look for weaknesses, spalling/failure of masonry and agree a testing location.
  • If your building is suitable for paint removal we will then discuss methods, risks and possible outcomes to ensure that we are in agreement about the most appropriate options.
  • Extensive testing is undertaken whereby 3-6 methods will be tested, followed by a variety of steam clean pressures/temperatures. This will enable us to ascertain the best combination for the desired outcome.

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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

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.

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.