Part of our cleaning service is to return any stonework you have to its former glory.
If you have a stone building then we first need to establish what type it is and what sort of condition it’s in. We will liase with your local planning department to establish the building’s history and whether it is listed and then look at the dimensions and its location. From these basics we may suggest a number of different cleaning methods.
All stone is different, as is the mortar binding the them.
Stone may be soft or very hard, weathered, worn or damaged – or very old and rare. We understand these things.
The reason the stone needs cleaning is as important as its type – is it general dirt, a covering of moss, weeds and ivy which you want removed or because of vandal or other damage?
The state of the stone and masonry dictates our course of action.
For soft, old or rare stone – even hard stone – where conservation is important, we will almost certainly recommend nebulous spray cleaning – the least abrasive method.
Where layers of paint or graffiti have to be removed, we will, by necessity, use chemicals – but sparingly to avoid damaging the fabric of the stone or surrounding structures.
Whether your stones are granite, marble or limestone we will provide the best products on the market and use our expertise to give you superb results. Stone can lose some of its appearance through daily wear and tear, but we will restore your stonework, using a colour matching service where applicable.