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Surface Materials - Brick

 

Brick Cleaning

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

Where Is Brick 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 brickwork will extend the life of a building, preserve the exterior surface and dramatically improve the appearance of the building. 

 

Cleaning Brick - The Method

We can clean brickwork very efficiently and effectively using either pressurised steam or hot water. We always review and assess the state of the brickwork 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 steam cleaning which allows us to achieve outstanding results without damaging the surface. Steam cleaning 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. Steam cleaning uses a lower volume of water which also allows the surface to dry more quickly.  

Related Brick cleaning Case Studies

Fairfield High School

We were contacted by the caretaker of Fairfield High School, Bristol. The school had very large quantity of organised, but now tired looking, graffiti art covering a very prominent wall. The caretaker required the wall to be stripped of paint and brought back to its original condition.

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Tackling vandalism: cleaning up the mess

Recent months have seen OneFifty tackle some challenging clean ups following acts of vandalism to deface private property; from a bitumen attack in Bristol to a building being defaced with paint in Taunton.

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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

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

Cathering Stott - Eunomia Research & Consulting

“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

“Absolutely spotless and perfectly clean, well done and thank you.”

Lloyd - Lambert Smith Hampton

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

Robbie Irens - Gordon and Co

“They did a really great job of cleaning the high-level cladding on the building. I know that they offer a range of cleaning services and I will definitely be using them again in the future. ”

Christopher Haswell - Project Manager - Maddox Construction

“Great customer service, operatives who clean the windows follow all H&S procedures and do a great job.”

Matt Baker - Soil Association

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