FACADE CLEANING & RESTORATION

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Stonewest Façade Cleaning & Restoration Services

Stone cleaning processes & restoration expertise: applying the most suitable, effective methods & processes via highly skilled experts.

CLEANING

Our highly-skilled experts ensure that the utmost care is taken when cleaning historical and modern facades. With the full breadth of technologies available to us and through carrying out controlled samples to find the most appropriate method, or combination of methods to clean the building fabric, Stonewest can advise the least intrusive and most suitable method and process to meet the needs and unique challenges of each project.

Our skilled operatives utilise a range of modern and traditional techniques and systems including JOS/TORC, DOFF, ThermaTech, masons water clean and natural and chemical based poultices for soiling and paint removal. Often the most successful projects are delivered using a combination of processes to address both the widespread cleaning process as well as supplementary processes for more stubborn areas.

Such is our depth of experience; today’s generation of craftsman may be cleaning a building for the second or third time with previous cleaning regimes being carried out by previous generations of the same family.

Façade repair schemes rarely stop at cleaning their masonry elements and repairs may be anticipated once scaffold is in place. Our professional in-house team specialises in the repair and restoration of historic, period and listed buildings, across various disciplines.

STONEWORK

Traditional stonework restoration has always played a central role in the Stonewest portfolio.

With our dedicated team of in-house trained stonemasons, Stonewest strives to sympathetically conserve and restore masonry, preventing further deterioration and ensuring structural safety while restoring the aesthetic appearance of the building.

From cut lettering for historic monuments, to carved features for architectural mouldings our highly experienced team are able to produce hand cut stonework to a precision second to none.

While working with often complex masonry elements requires so much more than an understanding of stone fixing on site our site masons are experienced in producing working drawings and templates, as well as being proficient banker masons first and foremost. This enables us to deliver consistent quality despite the complexity of the job.

At Stonewest we pride ourselves on excellence. We are only as good as our last project, that’s why we aim to deliver the best we can every time.

BRICKWORK

Ranging from repair of minor cracks in brick veneers to major structural damage, Stonewest is well versed in a wide variety of Brickwork restoration projects.

From the removal of later inappropriate cement repairs and pointing to the careful selection of matching original materials for replacement, Stonewest’s team is expert in conserving and restoring historic brickwork.

We work closely with traditional brick manufacturers and specialist reclamation yards to identify the closest possible match for any replacement works to match colour, size and texture.

 

(Image left: New and retained brick arches at St Pancras)

STUCCO

From decorative stucco render to fibrous and limes plasters Stonewest has a team of highly skilled experts who specialise in the conservation and restoration of plaster.

Stonewest has a dedicated skilled Plastering team who play an integral role in the repair and reinstatement of ceilings, architectural features, statues and decorative pieces and can undertake anything from minimal stabilisation works to wide scale restoration where an area has been lost or is damaged.

We use a combination of modern and traditional plaster techniques and our knowledge and experience is backed by practical expertise including freehand modelling, traditional lime plastering techniques and the construction and installation of fibrous plasterwork.

 

(Image right: Running cornices at Regents Crescent, London)

TERRACOTTA & FAIENCE

Stonewest have a wealth of experience working with both Terracotta & Faience.

After identifying defects and understanding causes to develop the most appropriate conservation and maintenance strategies we work with suppliers to reproduce matching finishes to repair damaged and lost finishes and prevent further water ingress.

 

(Image left: Terracotta – repair & repointing)

DECORATIVE FINISHES

Stonewest is well versed in the conservation and restoration of all manner of internal and external decorative finishes.

Our expertise ranges from stabilising and consolidating damaged areas, carrying out bespoke repairs using specialist materials, to complete restoration and repainting works.

 

(Image right: Mineral paints simulating the original coloured glass used at Greater London House)

Previous Facade Cleaning & Restoration Projects

St Pancras Chambers

Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn

TAI HANG FIRE DRAGON CENTRE, HONG KONG

Millbank House

Kimpton Fitzroy, Russell Hotel

Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon, Myanmar

Theatre Royal

ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB

RACE COURSE FIRE MEMORIAL, HONG KONG

QASR AL HOSN, ABU DHABI, UAE

Queen Victoria Monument

Criterion

TAI KWUN, CENTRAL POLICE STATION, HONG KONG (Façade Restoration Package)

SPECIALIST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, ABU DHABI, UAE

“JESSVILLE”128 POK FU LAM ROAD, HONG KONG

St Pancras Station

FORMER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE WEST WING, HONG KONG

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRE, HONG KONG (Conservation Package)

THE PENINSULA HOTEL, YANGON, MYANMAR (Conservation Package)

THE PENINSULA HOTEL, YANGON, MYANMAR (Façade Strengthening Package)

VILLA LE VOILE, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

8 POLLOCKS’S PATH, THE PEAK, HONG KONG

Tate Gallery of British Art, Internal

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