The light and sensitive façade cleaning method delivers constant and uniform results whilst ensuring the patina of the building envelope is maintained for the future.
Doff steam is a method of cleaning buildings without the use of chemicals. As you might expect, steam is used and funneled through hoses and finally directed into a point. This is then aimed at the area that needs cleaning and removes all of the dirt, algae, biological matter, paint, graffiti and spores. It does this by heating them until they die or are damaged beyond repair, and then washing them away with the water when it’s back in liquid form. The actual volume of water is pretty low: Doff works because of its high temperatures, instead.
This way of cleaning is popular for a number of reasons: firstly, it’s extremely effective. If you’re Doff cleaning the outside of a building it will look much better and you’ll be able to see the facade and brick details. This looks good by itself, but you can also then paint over it and know that you’re not trapping any dirt or anything that will cause damage to the building. The second reason Doff cleaning is popular is because it doesn’t use any pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals that may damage your building. It’s certified for use on English Heritage buildings because it’s gentle enough not to cause any harm.
Would you like the most sensitive cleaning solution available for your building’s substrate? Using steam cleaning to breathe new life into the ageing material and delivering a range of sensitive and phased façade cleaning processes we help break down years of pollution and preserve the material for the future.
The steam cleaning system we use is sensitive and helps keep our operation and masonry cleaning conservation led, giving you peace of mind that the best methods are employed. Steam cleaning is highly effective at removing staining such as carbon, traffic film, effluence staining, leached salts, organic matter, environmental pollution and paint from your stone or brick building façade. Our methodologies are aligned to and comply with BS 8221-1:2012: Code of practice for cleaning and surface repair of buildings.
We provide a complete external and internal stone cleaning using steam cleaning as part of our complete façade restoration service, using steam cleaning systems for conservation-based cleaning on period, historic, and listed properties. Providing you with a complete solution so that your building can be restored and maintained for the future.
Where required, we work within listed building and conservation guidelines to provide you with a building refurbishment solution that you can be proud of. From listed buildings through to high rise commercial buildings – we use the latest technology and access methods, utilising modern solutions, traditional skills, and craftsmanship to stabilise, clean, repair, fix, respray and restore your building.
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. .