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Surface Materials

 

Brick

Over time brick work can become discoloured by atmospheric and organic pollutants which penetrate the surface and damage the structure. Regular cleaning helps preserve the exterior surface, extend the life of a building and dramatically improve its appearance.

Where Used

Where Used

Brickwork can become discoloured by atmospheric contaminants, especially in city centres or where there is a high volume of traffic. It is also subject to organic pollutants such as algae, lichen and moss which penetrate the surface and damage the structure. Where conditions are favourable, black and red algae will bloom making a building look dirty and uncared for.

Regular cleaning of brick work will extend the life of a building, preserve the exterior surface and dramatically improve the appearance of the building. 

 

Cleaning Method

Cleaning Method

We can clean brick work very efficiently and effectively using either pressurised steam or hot water. We always review and assess the state of the brick work prior to cleaning to gauge the most appropriate treatment and ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome whilst mitigating risk.

On historic buildings or more vulnerable brickwork surfaces we use SteamPLUS which allows us to achieve outstanding results without damaging the surface. SteamPLUS delivers pressurised steam - which cleans the surface without the force associated with water. This significantly reduces the risk of damaging the surface of the brick. The high temperatures of the steam eradicates spores helping prevent regrowth of algae, mosses or lichens. SteamPLUS uses a lower volume of water which also allows the surface to dry more quickly.  

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Our expertise in specialist access allows us to deliver brilliant exterior surface cleaning regardless of the complexity of a project.

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An in-depth understanding of different building materials means we can achieve outstanding results whilst mitigating risk of damage.

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Our aim is to raise-the-bar in the cleaning industry and deliver the very highest levels of customer service.

Related Case Studies

Commercial office clean - London

Gredley House, a five-storey detached office building on the busy road in north east London, had become dirty from carbon staining and algae.

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Golden Lion Court – a roaring success

Golden Lion Court in Redcliff Street, Bristol has an attractive Bath stone façade as well as a spacious interior courtyard also in Bath stone. The stone had become discoloured and was in need of a really good clean to restore it to its former glory.

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Bragging about Building Cleans

We have worked on a number of building cleans, where we clean up brick work and other external surfaces after building work has been completed. One of these involved removing unsightly white efflorescence from a red brick façade on a building in Braggs Lane.

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What's a six tonne spider got to do with jet washing?

We have acquired a reputation for problem solving, especially when it comes to cleaning buildings with tricky access. One Glass Wharf is a good example as it required various specialist access equipment including a six tonne spider!

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Pressurised steam beats the clock for Tescos

We were selected to clean the flag stone steps in front of the Tescos store located in Contemporis, a stunning residential block in Clifton.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“It is refreshing to work with such a dynamic, enthusiastic and reliable team.”

Adam Coombs - Regional Director, Hillcrest

“Thank you for sending the photos, it all looks amazing! ”

Robbie Irens - Gordon and Co

“Excellent to deal with from start to finish, very professional in their attitude and kept us informed at every stage. ”

Esther Hunting - Warwick Estates

“Your pressurised hot water system transformed the appearance of our outdoor wooden decking.”

Gary - Lockside Restaurant

“Please pass on my sincere thanks to guys for the demo and for getting Neptune cleaned.”

Wendy Tomlinson, Senior Conservation Officer for Cheltenham Borough Council

“The offending Graffiti was removed without trace using pressurised steam.”

Lucy - Jones Lang LaSalle

Our Accreditations

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