Case Studies

Monk Bridge Viaduct, Wellington Place, Leeds

Monk Bridge Viaduct, Wellington Place, Leeds

  We worked as Sub Contractors for the construction group Galliford Try on this project, as part of the extensive redevelopment taking place at Wellington Place, Leeds. The coping stones to the Monk Bridge Viaduct were dismantled and rebuilt.    When...

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Lime Mortar Pointing, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Lime Mortar Pointing, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

  This period home, tucked away in Nidderdale AONB, has been fully repointed with a lime mortar mix. After being carefully cut out, the joints were washed out before being repointed back with a lime mortar.  After the initial set the lime mortar was brushed to...

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Period Home, Elland

Period Home, Elland

Here is a period home, near Elland, in West Yorkshire, where we carried out a variety of works. The full facade was chemically cleaned. Chemical cleaning gently cleans the surface of the stone. Sandblasting is abrasive and can remove the surface of the stone, whereas...

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Top Reasons You Need Stone Cleaning Services

Top Reasons You Need Stone Cleaning Services

Natural stone is an outstandingly beautiful building material. And in the UK, we’re lucky enough to have a variety of buildings made from granite, sandstone, limestone, flint and more. Natural stone is an incredibly versatile material combining unrivalled durability...

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2nd Chemical Cleaning in Huddersfield

2nd Chemical Cleaning in Huddersfield

BRC Leeds Ltd carried out chemical cleaning on this period property, near Huddersfield. The beauty of chemical cleaning is that some colour variation still remains on the surface of the stone,  maintaining its character. The client gave us this very kind testimonial...

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Chemical Cleaning in Huddersfield

Chemical Cleaning in Huddersfield

BRC Leeds Ltd carried out chemical cleaning on this period property, near Huddersfield. The transformation of this facade is clear when you compare the left-hand side with the right-hand gable elevation, which hasn't been cleaned. The beauty of chemical cleaning is...

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How to Make Lime Mortar for Pointing

How to Make Lime Mortar for Pointing

Knowing how to make lime mortar for pointing is handy if you live in an older property. In fact, it’s essential for the sympathetic restoration of masonry in most properties dated before 1910. Mixing and applying traditional forms of mortar is something of an art...

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Wat Buddharam, Headingley, Leeds

Wat Buddharam, Headingley, Leeds

We recently worked at Wat Buddharam, a Buddhist temple, in Headingley, Leeds.  Over the period of a few months we carried out various restoration works. Quite a little haven to work in . It was really tranquil tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A beautiful...

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Most Iconic Historic Buildings in Leeds

Most Iconic Historic Buildings in Leeds

There are lots of wonderful historic buildings in Leeds, but here are a few of the favourites that we have worked on... Leeds Townhall Built between 1853 and 1858 and opened by Queen Victoria this iconic building is at the heart of the City of Leeds and has a rich...

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Facade Cleaning in Wakefield

Facade Cleaning in Wakefield

BRC Leeds Ltd carried out chemical cleaning on this period property, near Wakefield. Below you can see a before shot to show the transformation. The beauty of chemical cleaning is that some colour variation still remains on the surface of the stone,  maintaining its...

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Why should we preserve historic buildings?

Why should we preserve historic buildings?

After centuries of use and love, historic buildings usually require a little more care and attention than new ones, some you may be wondering whether preserving them is really worthwhile. Here at Building Restoration and Cleaning (Leeds) Ltd we are passionate about...

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