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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.

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We recently cleaned the exterior of a huge warehouse as part of a refurbishment project. Work consisted of cleaning black and green algae off the external metal clad walls, roller doors and brickwork.

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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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We recently carried out cleaning for a Grade II listed building in the centre of the city. The General (thus named because it used to be the Bristol General Hospital) is a prestigious residential development located on the waterfront.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“Their work is excellent – I recently visited a building that they cleaned for me 18 months ago and it still looks brilliant.”

Daniel Boyle - MD of Relyon Services

“The work was carried out to a very high standard and we would not hesitate to use you again.”

Cathering Stott - Eunomia Research & Consulting

“They were able to remove the remnants of graffiti that had not been removed previously using chemicals.”

Joe - Hillcrest Estate Management

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

Wendy Tomlinson - Senior Conservation Officer, Cheltenham Borough Council

“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

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

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