Conserving Britain’s Heritage – Stone and Cladding Cleaning and Repair

by | Jan 6, 2016 | News and Events

As well as providing building cleaning services for a wide variety of buildings, from traditional stone facades to modern skyscrapers, schools and universities to stadiums, Ramora also regularly work to help conserve Britain’s heritage by providing cleaning, repair and maintenance work for stonework and cladding.

 

stone building cleaningRegular maintenance for stone facades and cladding is extremely important. As well as improving the appearance of stonework, building cleaning also helps to contribute to the preservation of old buildings, minimising the effects of natural deterioration and weathering. Our experts have many years of experience cleaning stone buildings and are used to dealing with access issues whilst always working to avoid causing damage to the building and minimising disruption.

Our operatives are IRATA Rope Access level 3 qualified and as such can clean from height whilst working quickly and safely. Rope access provides an ideal solution for buildings where access machinery is too disruptive or when it cannot reach the necessary areas. Having worked on cleaning and restoring many stone buildings, facades and cladding, including listed buildings, we not only have the personnel and specialist knowledge, but also the equipment to work to the very highest standard.

stone cleaning rope accessIn addition to providing deep cleaning services, we can also provide repair and restoration services for stone buildings. All restoration work is undertaken by our team of highly skilled stonemasons and is completed in accordance with the Conservation Principles and Guidelines that are set out by English Heritage. By following these guidelines, under the supervision of a Director, we ensure that all stone buildings are restored sympathetically, conserving British heritage.

In some cases, we encounter somewhat complex repair and restoration projects:

  • Repairing cracks in stonework
  • Repairing chips
  • Repairing damages caused by drill holes
  • Repairing spalling and other damage that occurs as a result of frost

As it is vital that such damages are dealt with as quickly and sympathetically as possible, after providing a no-obligation site visit, we aim to provide costed proposals within 48 hours of visiting the site. To prevent any damages worsening, we will always strive to begin work as quickly as possible. In some cases, as well as simply re-pointing and re-grouting stone facades, cladding and tiles, we are required to replace stonework. In these cases, we take great care to make sure that the correct replacement stone is selected.

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If you are looking for stone repairs or maintenance, whether your building is listed or a more modern build, you can call Ramora today on 0844 800 2428 to arrange a site visit.

Contact Ramora

If you have any questions about any of the cleaning and maintenance services we offer, would like to know more information or discuss your requirements, then please use our contact form below. Alternatively, you can call Ramora Facilities Support direct on 0844 800 2428 and one of our Ramora representatives will be happy to help you.