Period Homes and Buildings

Sensitive Cleaning, Paint Removal, Repairs, Lime Repointing & Redecoration.

Reece Wood

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Professional Façade Cleaning, Masonry Repairs and External Refurbishment for Period Homes and Buildings.

Period properties hold a unique place in our built environment, and their preservation and maintenance can be challenging for those who own and manage them.  Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian; we have the solutions you need to keep your beautiful home looking good.

We specialise in the external and internal stone cleaning, complete façade restoration, masonry repairs and conservation for all types of period property.  Building Transformation provides a complete solution so your property and its structure can be restored and maintained for the future. Initially we will provide you with a detailed structural and building survey giving you the information you need to identify problems whilst working with you to help build the solutions needed to resolve them.

First and foremost we will always seek to understand why you are looking to restore your building façade; this enables us to build a clear vision of how we can help you whilst working within any planning, conservation and listed building issues or restrictions. Our expertise lies in 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 properties from all eras.

For 16 years we have specialised in steam cleaning external building façades, restoring stone and brick building exteriors, using low pressure steam to clean stone and restore. During this time, we have delivered excellent exterior cleaning and restoration of a variety of period homes and buildings. We use hot water cleaning, low pressure cleaning, steam cleaning methods to restore, preserve and maintain soiled building façades and exteriors on old, modern and new buildings constructed of Portland stone, York stone and other local sandstones throughout the UK. We sensitively clean 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.

We specialise in the following façade maintenance services for period properties:

  • Façade cleaning and faience restoration.
  • Specialist sensitive cleaning for stone cleaning and brick.
  • Paint removal on building façades.
  • Masonry, concrete and façade repairs.
  • Steel frame cathodic protection.
  • 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 lime washing.

Façade cleaning and refurbishment on buildings with period/listed status should be undertaken by specialist traditional craftspeople and conservation specialists. It’s often the case that on one building a number of different projects need to be undertaken to restore, re-stabilise 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 home or building back to its former lustre.

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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.
will be my pleasure to recommend Building Transformation.

Sarah Cameron - My Hotels Group

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.