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Scaffold checklist

2018-12-18T11:54:24+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge Base|

Scaffold checklist This guide is intended to clarify when a scaffold design is required and what level of training and competence those erecting, dismantling, altering, inspecting and supervising scaffolding operations are expected to have. Scaffold design It is a requirement of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 that unless a scaffold is assembled to a [...]

Doff Cleaning – Super Heated Steam Cleaning

2018-09-25T08:34:48+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Categories: Knowledge Base|Tags: , |

Doff Cleaning - Super Heated Steam Cleaning Doff super heated steam cleaning is highly effective for gentle cleaning and restoration of all historical or conservation projects . Doff cleaning is a super heated stone cleaning system used to clean all stone and brick surfaces removing years of atmospheric deposits without damaging the host material. It [...]

Repointing Stone and Brick

2018-06-11T07:06:51+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Categories: Knowledge Base|Tags: , , , , |

Repointing of stone or brick walls is often carried out in conjunction with a repair and/or cleaning scheme to a building façade. It is possibly the most significant element to maintaining the “health” of the wall and enhancing the appearance. The correct repointing can assist in waterproofing and stabilizing the walls of the structure, extend [...]

Brickwork: Historic Development and Repair

2018-09-25T08:33:38+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Categories: Knowledge Base|Tags: , , , |

Brickwork: Historic Development, Decay, Conservation and Repair by Gerard Lynch Previously considered to be an inferior material to stone, brick construction was rarely used in Britain until the close of the Middle Ages. Gerard Lynch looks at its historical development over the last 600 years and its conservation and repair. TUDOR BRICKWORK 1485-1603 The popularity [...]

Types of Brick Pointing

2018-09-25T08:20:02+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Categories: Knowledge Base|Tags: , , , |

Types of brick pointing The mortar joints in brickwork have a significant influence on the overall appearance. Mortar joints have a marked effect on the appearance of brickwork. They account for a surprisingly large proportion of its surface area – slightly more than 17% in stretcher bonded work. The colour and texture of the mortar [...]

Nebulous water spray clean

2018-06-11T07:06:51+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Knowledge Base|Tags: , , , |

Nebulous Spray or intermittent mist spray Low-pressure water washing is probably the least aggressive form of cleaning. Its application is particularly useful where water-soluble dirt is present or water-soluble chemical compounds bind the dirt. Thicker encrustations of soiling which tend to form in protected areas of a building not regularly washed by rain may be [...]