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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

Major project carried out with minimum fuss

OneFifty was contracted to carry out external cleaning of a sizeable office premises in Temple Quay. Using cherry pickers and ropes we were able to reach and clean every inch of the building exterior.

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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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Builders Clean for City Centre development

We recently carried out a builders clean for a City Centre development. When the builders finished construction the estate managers contacted OneFifty to provide a 6,000 sqm site clean.

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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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Willow Bank Shopping Centre

We were called by Colliers International Property Management at short notice to clean the pedestrian area of the Willow Bank Shopping Centre in preparation for a war memorial service they were organising within the precinct.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“I was very impressed with the finish your company produced and how quickly you managed to do it.”

Tom Brady - MD Building Services

“A safe pair of hands - thorough, cost effective and report back in a timely fashion.”

Bloq Management Services

“As always OneFifty got the job done with no fuss. They’re our go-to supplier for exterior building cleaning.”

Mark Sheffield - Contracts Manager - Jones Building Group

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

Esther Hunting - Warwick Estates

“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

“We were delighted with the high standards they achieved.”

Terri - DJ Foley Property Consultants

Our Accreditations

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