Cleaning a building’s exterior facade is one of the easiest ways to increase its value. Prospective buyers are much more likely to invest (and spend more) on a building that doesn’t look like it needs a lot of cleaning done, and grimy or dirty buildings are much more difficult to sell. Think of it like this: if you’re preparing a house for prospective new owners you’ll hoover the inside and make it look nice. Do the same outside, too.
This is even more important if the facade is especially nice or historical. Any kind of sculpture, painting or points of interest should look their best. This is where our services come in. building cleaning and after builders cleans are important work and should be done well, so we look into the best methods of removing any stains, unwanted paint or plants. This may include the use of chemicals (see above) or different tools and methods.
To start, the building cleaner will need to identify the materials used on the external building facade. If it’s a variety, different methods will need to be employed so no damage is done to other materials. They will then need to use them as is appropriate to get rid of the dirt, plants and pollution- which may also require different types of cleaner. It’s worth getting a facade cleaner to check out the building in advance so they can get the right supplies and find the best methods.
Without the basic knowledge of the effects or suitability of specific cleaning systems, building owners and managers are left unaware of the effectiveness and impact of different cleaning processes. For each system, the merit of selection is dependent on façade type and its current condition, building environment and history of the previous cleaning.
As architecture pushes the boundaries of material design and performance, the need to take greater care of the building fabric increases. With holistic solutions, we clean, restore, and refurbish building facades. Seeking to understand why you are looking to restore your building façade, enables us to build a clear vision of how we can help you whilst working within any listed building, conservation guidelines, planning issues or restrictions. Methods of cleaning are reviewed, risks and limitations of each method are discussed so the aims and objectives of the project are clearly established.
We provide technical information and advice to help support conservation planning, listed building consent, and architectural requirements. Supported by façade cleaning test trials we build greater clarity, providing you with budgetary and methodology options to create choice and flexibility. Our solutions are aligned to the BS 8221-1:2012: cleaning and surface repair of painting buildings.
Methods of restoration are adjusted to suit the façade soiling type and severity; we continuously adjust working practices to retain the integrity of the façade. Due to the variation in height and size of the buildings we clean, we design and implement façade cleaning services, building repair, or external painting solutions that use a variety of access methods such as cradles, façade hoist, scaffolding, and abseiling methods. While working with modern, listed, tall, and challenging to access building structures we ensure the building fabric reflects the vision of the client with a clear goal of protection for the future.
The work provided by Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. They offer a professional, detailed, high-quality and customer- focused service which meets the short, medium and long-term needs of the client, and provides practical, cost-realistic advice.
Customer service is paramount to Building Transformation and they invested vast amounts of time in providing me with a programme to facilitate what was a very complex and time-specific programme of work for the site. The quality and level of support provided by Building Transformation is priceless to any client/contractor.
The work provided by Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. They offer a professional, detailed, high-quality and customer-focused service which meets the short, medium and long-term needs of the client, and provides practical, cost-realistic advice.
A 200,000 sq. ft., four-storey leisure venue in the heart of Nottingham city centre surrounded by major traffic routes needed work to be done overnight. The Building Transformation staff were flexible and able to work around dynamic operational issues completing the project within three weeks.
May & Co have worked with Building Transformation on a number of projects which have included external building cleaning and refurbishment. They provided a great service, supported by the high level of documentation from the initial quotation to books and industry-related guidance, all relevant to our project.
I am using Building Transformation’s work to help justify façade restoration works around our business. They have produced excellent presentations on what can be achieved and is a brilliant piece of informed marketing that is helping win people over in our business to take façade cleaning and restoration more seriously.
Building Transformation is always mindful of the environments they are working in and take the time to understand the restrictions of each site; whether they be physical or due to the client’s day to day activities. They are extremely proactive and ensure that any issues are flagged to a client immediately, and when doing so always make sure a solution is provided. I couldn’t recommend Building Transformation more highly.
I had a walk around today with Dave and am impressed with the work so far. Dave and the team have done a great job.
I’d certainly love to work with you in the future so perhaps before the job is completed we could look at what opportunities there are for the future.
At this stage, from my point of view your team has been extremely professional, informing us of what was happening at all times and most importantly no disruption whatsoever to our guests and business.
The team at Building Transformation understood our challenge of finding a facade cleaning solution that would initially restore the glazing to its original state, protecting our building for years to come. Through intelligent and thorough testing right through to the full restoration of Block D, we have been very satisfied with the project management and delivery of the cleaning programme.
The work that was provided by company Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. Professional, detailed, high quality and customer focused service which meets the short, medium and long terms needs of client’s issues and provides practical, cost realistic advice. .