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Surface Materials

 

Stone

Different types of stone require different cleaning treatments. Our equipment has a range of different operating modes which makes it extremely flexible. It allows us to deliver the most appropriate cleaning method for each type of stone and achieve the best possible cleaning outcome every time.

Where Used

Where Used

Stone is used throughout the built environment, as well as by artists for creating monuments and sculptures. OneFifty is experienced in cleaning many different types of stone including varieties of sandstone, limestone, slate, granite, marble and flint.

Stone becomes discoloured by atmospheric contaminants, especially in built up areas where there is a high volume of traffic. It is also subject to organic pollutants (biofilms) such as algae, lichen and moss. Algae in particular can make stone look dirty and poorly maintained and, like other biofilms, can cause damage to the stone.

Sadly vandals are as likely to graffiti an historic building as they are a modern block of flats. Cleaning up graffiti is one of our specialisms and we provide a safe, efficient and effective service to clean graffiti from historic stone.  

 

Cleaning Method

Cleaning Method

Different types of stone require different cleaning treatments. Harder stone is, logically, more robust whereas historic and soft stone require a far gentler approach. 

Our equipment has a range of operating modes making it extremely flexible. Being able to adjust both pressure and temperature allows us to deliver the most appropriate cleaning method and achieve the best possible results every time. 

We always run a test clean on a discreet area of the stone to determine the best approach. We also identify any vulnerable or damaged areas that might need extra special care. In this way we can ensure that our treatment complies with even the most stringent of conservation guidelines. 

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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

Exterior surface cleaning for One Glass Wharf

We are very proud to retain the contract for cleaning One Glass Wharf. It’s a prestigious, award winning building situated in Bristol's high-end business quarter near Temple Meads. It’s also a very challenging building to access and clean, which we love!

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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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Grosvenor Court

We were requested by BNS Property Management to clean the front walls and pathways of Grosvenor Court, Bristol.

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Cleaning a Grade II listed building

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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Spruced up facade on parade

After 13 years, this residential block of flats got the makeover it deserved.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“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

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

Cathering Stott - Eunomia Research & Consulting

“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

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

Gary - Lockside Restaurant

“The works surpassed my expectations! I will have no problem referring you to my friends and business associates.”

Andy Lane - Lane Pearson Automotive Group Ltd

“The Jet Washing Company (now OneFifty) deliver the best quality exterior surface cleaning, high quality customer service, and excellent value.”

Will Mellor - Knight Frank

Our Accreditations

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