Identify the correct methods of cleaning, remove the risks, uncertainty and see results
Watch the variations of methods used when testing at the historic Grand Central Station, Leicester.
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Pre-project cleaning test trails create alignment, understanding and build value. If you are looking to build a true understanding & develop greater cost certainty, speak to a surveyor today and learn more about our onsite testing procedures.
Stone, brick, concrete, render, architectural aluminium or stainless steel, historic, modern, tall or challenging to access façades; we guarantee to develop a testing solution for your building, gathering the information you need to build a solid business case, budget or maintenance plan. Read our testimonials to discover our previous success stories or request a book of your choice by clicking here.
At Building Transformation, we do things differently. We do them right.
- Façade cleaning test trials create proof of concept, a vision and value on investment.
- A proven specification can be developed from testing, thus limiting damage and future decay.
- Cost and programme clarity can be developed from an understanding of the methods and processes involved.
We know clients want much greater clarity at the beginning of the project, so we have a specialist dedicated surveying team, focusing on providing clients with the information they need to effectively restore the building façade. Learn more about our people on About Us, Click here for Case Studies or here for Testimonials.
Onsite Pre-Project Testing
Our approach and methodology
Steam cleaning also known as ‘super-heated water cleaning’ combined with PH neutral methods and specialist products for environmentally friendly results.
A continuous high temperature and lower water volume. This is delivered as a liquid spray, even at temperatures close to 155ºC. We use the heat to break down and decompose façade pollutants and the light water spray as a sensitive cleaning mechanism to agitate, loosen and remove pollution from the façade. We use minimal water, a high heat and specific nozzle design and specification to provide a highly effective method for all building façades.
By using ‘super-heated water’ we avoid abrasive and chemical cleaning. We mitigate damage and façade material failure by adapting specialist techniques, products and methods to ensure that each building and façade type receives a tailored façade restoration solution applicable to both historic and modern building structures.
CPD training and visualisation app
Façade cleaning is inherently risky; different methods, processes and strategies are used to clean, over-clean and bring buildings back to life. Really there is only one chance to effectively and sensitively restore a building, irrespective of its modern or historic status.
We provide a range of onsite, practical and façade methodology training to help property specialists with a range of façade cleaning and performance related issues. Through this process, we provide clients and management teams with fabric specific weathering and lifecycle demonstrations through our unique app. Call to speak to James your façade testing specialist.
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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.
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.