Historic Building cleaning
ThermaClean is highly skilled in the cleaning of all types of historic buildings, specialising in listed and prestigious buildings.
ThermaTech Restorative Cleaning System is a range of superheated cleaning equipment conceived for the requirements of building conservation, restoration and refurbishment.
The system is used in restoration, cleaning, paint and coating removal projects, for the maintenance, conservation and refurbishment of all buildings, including listed structures and heritage sites, all fully supported with genuine technical expertise to help and assist successful project results within the building conservation and restoration field.
- Cleaning of dirty and contaminated masonry surfaces
- Cleaning of rendered surfaces
- Removal of incorrectly specified paint finishes from masonry and rendered surfaces
- Removal of moss, lichen and growth on wall and floor surfaces
Our work offers genuine technical expertise to help and assist successful project results within the building conservation and restoration field.
The ThermaTech system is the industry leading system of equipment for cleaning brittle and historic stonework such as churches and listed buildings. It is highly recognised all over the world for its gentle but super effective cleaning techniques.
We carry out professional surface preparation for works of Building Restoration and Conservation. ThermaTech is ideal for delicate, historic surfaces and substrates and is being used daily on many landmark structures and projects around the world.
Façade cleaning is not only done to improve the appearance and aesthetics of stone buildings, but also because soiling can cause decay. Vehicle exhaust emissions and environmental pollution cause not only discolouration of stonework but can actually cause it to deteriorate.
Cleaning a building’s façade isn’t just about improving the way it looks, it’s about preventing or minimising permanent damage to its masonry. ThermaTech remove surface contaminates without the use of harmful chemicals.
Plaster render is a soft exterior that can be easily damaged with normal power washing techniques. ThermaClean’s expert use of ThermaTech machinery ensures that the houses look like new with no damage to the render whatsoever.
We are able to quickly and safely remove flexible paints and surface treatments as well as non-temperature responsive coatings such as cement, mineralic and lime based paints – without the use of chemicals.
Algae, Fungi, Lichen and Mould are some of the most common types of organic matter to inhabit stonework on the Island. We can remove 100% of all organic growths, and also exterminate all biological spores – preventing further infestations.
View Historic Building Cleaning Case Studies
ThermaTech system from Restorative Techniques was chosen to remove surface soiling without disturbing the historic treatment of copperas wash at Apsley House in London.
ThermaTech systems from Restorative Techniques were used to carry out cleaning and repairs to this Grade I listed church, which was built circa 1758.
Damaged and weathered medieval limestone at St Albans was in need of a thorough clean, and equipment from Restorative Techniques were chosen for the project.
We were pleased to have been chosen by DRS to advise on the correct treatments and products for use on the conservation of this historic building facade.
ThermaTech was chosen to restore Belmont House, a Georgian Villa in Lyme Regis, Dorset built in the 1780’s. It is one of the first Georgian seaside villas built in the country, and it is adorned with decorative artificial stone.