DOFF Cleaning, DOFF Steam Cleaning Using Doff Cleaning System in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bedford & Accross All UK

Doff steam is a method of cleaning buildings without the use of chemicals. As you might expect, steam is used and funnelled through hoses and finally directed into a point. This is then aimed at the area that needs cleaning and removes all of the dirt, algae, biological matter, paint, graffiti and spores. It does this by heating them until they die or are damaged beyond repair, and then washing them away with the water when it’s back in liquid form. The actual volume of water is pretty low: Doff works because of its high temperatures, instead.

This way of cleaning is popular for a number of reasons: firstly, it’s extremely effective. If you’re Doff cleaning the outside of a building it will look much better and you’ll be able to see the facade and brick details. This looks good by itself, but you can also then paint over it and know that you’re not trapping any dirt or anything that will cause damage to the building. The second reason Doff cleaning is popular is because it doesn’t use any pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals that may damage your building. It’s certified for use on English Heritage buildings because it’s gentle enough not to cause any harm.

‘Super-heated water’ steam cleaning to restore buildings

Façade cleaning for listed, heritage and commercial buildings

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. Our methodologies are aligned to and comply with BS 8221-1:2012: Code of practice for cleaning and surface repair of buildings.

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 trial.

We specialise in retaining the value of materials, working with in-situ rather than replacing to help manage costs and impact to the building.  Minimising disruption and impact to the environment and building fabric is at the core of our approach to effective building restoration. We work in line with the philosophy of Historic England, restoring sandstone, limestone, brick and terracotta using traditional and modern methods of restoration. We specialise in cleaning, restoring and preserving ageing, weathered and decayed stone and brick façades.

Conservation building and masonry cleaning using low pressure steam

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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. Every project has its own unique building restoration specification, stone repair match solution (both in colour and texture), and repointing approach (whether that be flush, weather struck, recessed or a bucket handle finish). We provide tailormade, sympathetic building restoration and conservation-based refurbishment solutions.

Stone cleaning and façade refurbishment services for all buildings and structures:

  • Façade steam cleaning, 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
  • Paint removal on building facades
  • Masonry, concrete and façade repairs
  • 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. We use steam to clean and restore Portland stone, York stone and other local sandstones throughout the UK, its highly effective at removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your stone or brick building façade.

Where required, we work within listed building and conservation guidelines to provide you with a building refurbishment solution that you can be proud of. From listed buildings through to high rise commercial buildings – we use the latest technology, access methods, utilising modern solutions, traditional skills and craftsmanship, to stabilise, clean, repair, fix, respray and restore your building.


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