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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
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s 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.
London Repointing & Restoration Ltd
Unit 29, 29 Grasdene Road, Plumstead, Kent SE18 2AS
Tel 07830 911177
Email: info@londonrepointingandrestorationltd.co.uk
Website: www.londonrepointingandrestorationltd.co.uk
London Repointing and Restoration are experts in repointing from brick repointing, stone repointing and lime repointing, with best cost effective solutions. We will also repair stonework, brick, stucco, faience and terracotta repairs, such as blown stone window sills or portico or cornice damage. We carry out chemical cleaning of brickwork. The results can transform the building back to its original colour and bring the brickwork back to life. We also offer an exterior decorating service.
St Astier Ltd
11 Enterprise Court, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 0PS
Tel 0191 5214552 Fax 0191 5214612
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 humane bird deterrent systems to prevent roosting birds.
Stonehealth Ltd
Bowers Court, The Broadwell, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4JE
Tel +44 (0) 1453 540 600 Fax +44 (0) 1453 540 609
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.
Suffolk Brick & Stone Cleaning Co Ltd
Dickens House, Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit, Nr. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9QS
Tel 01359 242650
Email: info@suffolkbrickandstone.co.uk
Website: www.suffolkbrickandstone.co.uk
Suffolk Brick and Stone Cleaning Company Limited is a long established firm who specialise in external building cleaning, repointing and refurbishment. Employing the latest environmentally friendly techniques, to ensure safety to the surrounding areas, and the least possible damage, utilising various methods such as ‘JOS TORC’ and ‘DOFF Systems’. Our work also involves repointing and repair of worn or damaged brickwork. We are Stonehealth Approved and CITB Registered. We have completed works on both old and new buildings and undertake both small domestic properties and larger projects such as The Old Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.