Even the most beautiful buildings can suffer the effects of time. Bringing the facade of a period property back to life can be challenging when atmospheric staining, algae, moss and grime build-up. It may be tempting to try tackling the job yourself. However, there are several reasons you should consider using a professional facade cleaning company…

What is facade cleaning?

The facade of your building provides a weatherproof envelope that’s also aesthetically pleasing. Facade cleaning removes dirt and grime, pollutants, staining and vegetation to leave your home or business premises looking fresh, welcoming and attractive. Professional facade cleaning can deliver a significant transformation, whatever the age of the building.

What are the advantages of professional facade cleaning?

Cleaning the facade of a building yourself can be tricky, which is why we recommend you use a professional facade cleaning service, particularly for stonework. These are the benefits of hiring the professionals:

Training and skills

Health and Safety are critical when working on building facades. A professional company will complete a site-specific Risk Assessment for your peace of mind. One of the particular challenges of facade cleaning is Working at Height, and professional operatives adhere to Work at Height Regulations 2005 and relevant HSE guidance.

At BRC, our cleaning professionals have the full appropriate training and skills to deal with any situation. They hold a range of certifications, including the Construction Skills Certificate for facade cleaning. As a result, they can offer a superior quality cleaning service that doing the job yourself can’t match.


An established facade cleaning business has the experience and knowledge to tackle any project, from listed historic buildings to contemporary flats. In turn, that gives you the confidence to expect outstanding results for your property.

We’ve been in the cleaning business for over fifty years. Many of our team have been employed for thirty-five of them, meaning they can offer a wealth of unparalleled expertise and experience when it comes to tackling any facade cleaning challenge.

Professional and reliable service

Working with experts in facade management ensures that the correct cleaning solutions and equipment are used for your building. Failure to use the proper stone cleaning techniques can lead to costly or even irreparable damage. That’s another good reason to trust professionals to get the job done with minimal fuss and disruption.

We use various approaches, including chemical cleaning, sandblasting, and low-pressure water jetting. We also employ environmentally friendly solutions like the DOFF low-pressure steam system or the less detrimental TORC blasting system. In addition, we’re proud to be Stonehealth approved giving you peace of mind that your stone facade will be treated with care.


You could tackle the job yourself but hiring the experts can save you money in the long run. In addition, you may find that your facade requires other remedial treatment, including pointing and stone repairs that professionals can complete alongside cleaning for a cost-effective outcome. Most facade cleaning companies will give you a quote upfront and agree to a cleaning schedule that suits your business or lifestyle.

Considerate staff

Any work on your property involves a degree of trust. Another advantage of working with a professional company is the experienced staff. Highly trained, considerate and a pleasure to deal with, they make the entire cleaning process as painless as possible.

At BRC, we’ll always sheet and secure the area to minimise the impact on the surroundings and nearby buildings. We’ll conduct a full clean-up of the site after work is complete leaving everything looking fresh and bringing old stonework back to life.

If your facade needs a new lease of life, contact us today to find out how BRC can help.