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Cleaning ; Non-Destructive Cleaning of Brick and Stone

Where cleaning brick and stone, it is important that non destructive means of cleaning are used as even mildly abrasive or acidic treatments can be damaging. It is suprising how common very damaging treatment to brick and stone, using grit and sandblasting methods.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Cleaning ; Non-Destructive Cleaning of Brick and Stone
Bryan Williamson & Daughters
Copse Cottage, Ford Manor Road Dormansland, Surrey RH7 6NZ
Tel 01342 834 829 Mob 07710 854 497
Email: b.williamson57@hotmail.com
Website: www.bwilliamsonanddaughters.co.uk
Bryan Williamson & Daughters has been specialising in the renovation, extension and refurbishment of period properties for over 20 years. Working sympathetically with heritage and listed buildings, they have restored over 200 houses and listed buildings back to their former glory. Combining extensive experience in traditional construction methods and craftsmanship with knowledge of specialist techniques, we provide our clients with practical advice whilst offering a wide range of services. They work in Central, South-East and South-West London, Kent, East Surrey and East Sussex. Cleaning of stone, brick and stucco uses the Jos & doff cleaning systems. Lime rendering is also available.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
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Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UKs most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
St Astier Limited
11 Enterprise Court, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 0PS
Tel 0191 5214552
Email: info@st-astier.co.uk
Website: www.st-astier.co.uk
St Astier is a historic building conservation contractor operating across the North of England. The company has a wealth of experiencing in conserving and repairing Grade I and II listed properties, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, masonry ruins, ecclesiastical buildings and other structures of historic importance. Specialist building conservation services include natural stone repair and conservation, sensitive masonry cleaning, hidden/non-invasive structural repair and reinforcement, historic timber preservation, concrete repair & protection, and the installation of non-invasive helical screw piles and ground anchors for stabilising retaining walls.
Stonehealth Ltd
G4/5 Draycott Business Park, Cam, Dursley GL11 5DQ
Tel +44 (0) 1453 540 600
Email: info@stonehealth.com
Website: www.stonehealth.com
Products and Machinery for sensitive and effective stone and masonry cleaning and paint removal. Our expertise has been relied upon for over 25 years by architects, specifiers and the building restoration industry. We are best known for our DOFF and TORC machines and Clean-Film products which are exclusive to Stonehealth. We support specifiers with trials, testing, feasibility studies and CPD as well as through our list of approved contractors. Some notable buildings where our systems and products have been used include Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Hampton Court, Albert Memorial, St Pancras.