You may think of stately homes or civic buildings when you think of historic building restoration companies, however, no building is immune to environmental damage, whatever its age. You might remember seeing buildings tarnished by smoke and soot around Leeds in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and even though it still happens, the good news is there are now gentler and more sustainable ways to care for all types of buildings, and that includes new building materials too. Concrete, glass, stone, stainless steel, and brick (amongst other materials) need gentle restorative attention from time to time and with a good level of care, most buildings can be brought back to their former glory.
Keeping an eye on the condition of your building’s facade is a good start. Properties with graffiti damage, pollution tarnish, moss, lichen, algae, and rust erosion too, can all require specialist and gentle care to rectify any damage to stonework and pointing. Inspecting your property regularly can highlight any issues before they become a risk to the structure or the surrounding environment. Substances like moss, lichen and algae can all damage mortar and stain surfaces, dealing with the problems promptly can save structures from further serious damage which can mean less overall restoration required for the building. Major restoration can be minimised with regular management.
Taking your time to find a contractor who is experienced in all types of specialist exterior cleaning is a great idea. It is incredibly important to use the correct process for the type and age of the building, considering the structure’s heritage and place in the environment is a major part of the procedure. Being sure that you have the right partner to help you with your building’s renovation is a key part of the project.
If you would like to know more about how we are caring for buildings throughout Yorkshire and the North of England, please get in touch via our contact page, we will be delighted to hear from you. Buildings are our passion.