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Top tips to keep your home heated this winter

2022-10-24T09:58:59+00:00 October 24th, 2022|Categories: Knowledge Base|

It seems like summer couldn’t wait to leave us and winter crept in. as much as it is lovely to see the leaves turn brown and fall and the holidays such as Halloween and Christmas begin. But as much happiness and joy it does bring us there also comes the brisk cold weather, as well [...]

Important signs your chimney needs brick repairs in London

2022-08-17T14:35:03+00:00 August 17th, 2022|Categories: Knowledge Base|

Nowadays wood fireplaces are being replaced with their gas counterparts on a regular basis, but homes are still being constructed with brick and mortar chimneys. Chimneys add class and aesthetic appeal to most homes, which is why they are sell included in many home designs today. Here at UK restorations, our team full of expert [...]

Benefits of Hiring Stone Cleaning Specialists

2022-05-19T13:32:30+00:00 May 19th, 2022|Categories: Knowledge Base|

Stone provides a modern but pristine look however it is more susceptible to dirt, and wear and tear can make the surfaces look worn and unappealing Stone is more likely to damage if it is not PROPERLY and regularly cleaned. It could lead to corrosion or moisture damage., in some cases, you may have seen [...]

Professional Brick Cleaning For Old or New Bricks.

2022-05-19T11:33:44+00:00 May 19th, 2022|Categories: Knowledge Base|

When it comes to specialist brick cleaning look no further than UK restoration, we have expert brick cleaning services that cover both old and new buildings. We are available to remove all types of excess mortar shots, construction debris, brick stains, and any other issues. No matter if it comes to cleaning construction debris off [...]

Scaffold checklist

2021-08-25T15:44:04+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 [...]