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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 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.  

Related Brick cleaning Case Studies

No slips for students at Bristol University

Keeping students and staff safe from slipping at Bristol University with pressurised steam.

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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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Golden Lion Court – a roaring success

Golden Lion Court in Redcliff Street, Bristol has an attractive Bath stone façade as well as a spacious interior courtyard also in Bath stone. The stone had become discoloured and was in need of a really good clean to restore it to its former glory.

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Client Testimonials

“If we need a job to be carried out at short notice they do everything necessary to make it happen, including getting required approvals to allow them to get on site and get the job done.”

Daniel Boyle - MD of Relyon Services

“It is refreshing to work with such a dynamic, enthusiastic and reliable team.”

Adam Coombs - Regional Director, Hillcrest

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

Joe - Hillcrest Estate Management

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

Lorna Barnet - Director of Barnet Development

“Looks really good, we are very impressed with your state of the art cleaning equipment. Please pass on our thanks to Andy.”

Adam Reynolds - Cheltenham Borough Council

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

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