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Spring cleaning a hotel in historic Bath

Bath – a World Heritage Site – is known for its Palladian architecture and the famous golden stone. Even modern buildings stay true to the classic skyline, including the Hilton hotel at the heart of the city.

On the riverfront

Perched on the river Avon, the Hilton is exposed to the elements all year round. We were called by building firm Edgewater Contracts to tackle the building façade, which was showing major signs of weathering. The entire building is undergoing a refurbishment, presenting the perfect time to clean the exterior.

Tackling organic growth

The façade is constructed from imprinted concrete blocks, or faux Bath stone. Thanks to the cold, damp weather of winter, it was covered in organic contaminants and biological growth, including algae and lichen. This caused dark staining across the stone, which was worse at the top of the building as a result of water running off the capping.

Our problem-solving approach

The clean required large machinery to cover the surface area. We used a combination of steam cleaning and a biocide to remove and inhibit the growth. Access was tricky around the back of the hotel, as it faces onto the river – as we couldn’t use cherry pickers, we overcame the obstacle with rope access so our operatives could abseil down the building façade. We worked around contractors on site and left the Hilton with a thoroughly clean finish to welcome the first guests of spring.

For expert cleaning of organic growth, call Max or Andy Morris on 0333 234 1445 or email your enquiry.

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Client Testimonials

“One Fifty from top management, costings and most importantly site crew were extremely professional and did a very good job.”

Tim Hanley - Lake Edge Ltd

“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

“They were brilliant, every team member was helpful, polite and very knowledgeable. ”

Neil Tarling - Berkshire Labels

“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

“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

“OneFifty are always reliable, quick to respond and produce high-quality results.”

Lorna Barnet - Director of Barnet Development

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