FAQs 2023-11-16T13:36:48+00:00

What are the benefits of restoring your property? 

There are many benefits of restoring your property whether that is getting ready to sell your home or property or restoring it back to its original beauty and safety so we should see it last longs for whatever reason restoring your home as a must-do! Restoring your home or property will allow you to switch your home’s look and style to fit with the modern styles and aesthetics as well as it is able to fix any structural flaws that can become an enormous risk if left unchecked such as roof and brickwork.  And whichever reason you may need to restore your home rest assured that it will increase the value of your home or property.

What are building regulations/controls?

Building regulations and controls are very restrictive on home renovations and improvements. They are enforced by the local authority, mainly to ensure that home improvements agree to health and safety standards, protecting both owner and property.

Building regulations are more complex when it comes to areas where people will live, as the local authority will have to ensure that people can escape safely in case of a fire.

Why paint removal is important?

Removing paint is essential to ensure proper adhesion of new paint, reveal natural beauty of historic or antique materials, identify underlying issues before repainting, and reduce exposure to hazardous materials in old paint.

What is brick repointing?

Brick repointing is renewing the pointing in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between bricks, allowing the undesirable entrance of water. Water entering through voids can cause significant damage from frost weathering, salt dissolution and deposition.

I trained our team full of specialists in brick repointing, contact us here to see how we can help you.

Should you clean your bricks?

Cleaning your bricks can restore their natural beauty and extend their lifespan. However, it’s important to consider the condition of your bricks and the type of dirt or stain you’re dealing with. If your bricks are old or damaged, or if you’re dealing with stubborn stains, it’s best to consult with a professional before attempting to clean them.

How long does it take to restore a property?

Believe it or not, the longest part of a renovation is usually organising the money, finding and screening tradespeople or going through companies as well going through all the pricing and quotes. These can take anywhere from a week to 12 weeks but that depends on the job. You can fill in our contact sheet here to contact one of our experts

How many does paint removal from bricks cost?

All paint removal from brick services is unique as it depends on the type of paint that needs to be removed, what type of bricks the paint is being removed from, and how many layers of paint have been applied. Here at UK Restoration, we believe it is easier to enquire with us directly so that we can get a better understanding of the paint that needs to be removed, and other details so that we can give you the best quote.

Does removing paint from brick damage the surface or pointing?

Here at UK Restoration, we honestly say our paint removal service guarantees that NO damage will be caused to the brickwork or any of the property during our paint removal service. As we are familiar with all different levels of paint removal and brick pointing so we are aware of the most proven and delicate paint removal techniques for removing paint on brick. Be aware, that sometimes-damaged brick is covered in paint and could be covering imperfections, or any other previous damages, we always check where we are going to be doing our paint removal services so that everyone is aware of the condition beforehand and level of tools, solution etc. we will need.

What Causes Water Damage? And how can I prevent it?

There are few causes of water damage, but it occurs when an area is getting filled with excess water (where it shouldn’t) and therefore causes water damage. When you are aware of what could cause water damage, you can take precautionary measures to try to stop a leak or flood. As soon as you notice the problem, it can be dealt with quickly resulting in less water damage.

Causes of water damage include:

Bursting or leaking pipes

Issues with the plumbing system

The build-up in areas prone to collecting water, such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements

Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances

HVACs (Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units) issues

Natural disasters and other weather-related water problems

What’s the importance of stone restoration?

Stone restoration is crucial for preserving the original beauty and structural integrity of stonework. It helps prevent decay, enhances aesthetics, and ensures the longevity of your property.

How often should I schedule stone cleaning?

The frequency of stone cleaning depends on factors like location, weather, and pollution levels. Generally, it’s recommended to schedule professional stone cleaning every 1-3 years to maintain its appearance and prevent damage.

Can you explain the DOFF stone cleaning process?

DOFF stone cleaning is a steam-based system that uses high-temperature water to clean stone surfaces. It’s effective, eco-friendly, and gentle on the substrate. Our specialists can regulate temperature and pressure for optimal results.

Why choose brick repointing over replacement?

Brick repointing is a cost-effective alternative to brick replacement. It enhances structural integrity, addresses water ingress issues, and maintains the authenticity of your property’s original architecture.

How do you handle delicate surfaces during paint removal?

Our paint removal services are tailored to different surfaces. We employ proven and delicate techniques to ensure no damage to delicate surfaces. Our team evaluates the condition beforehand to determine the appropriate approach.

Is winter a suitable time for property restoration?

Yes, winter can be an ideal time for certain restoration tasks. While outdoor projects may require weather considerations, indoor tasks like paint removal and interior restoration can be efficiently carried out during the winter months.

What safety measures are taken during restoration projects?

Safety is our priority. We adhere to industry standards and take necessary precautions, including using safe cleaning solutions, securing work areas, and following health and safety protocols to protect both our team and your property.

Do you provide maintenance tips after restoration?

Yes, we offer post-restoration maintenance tips to help you preserve the results. These tips may include regular inspections, cleaning recommendations, and guidance on protecting your property from potential damage.

Can I get a customized restoration plan for my property?

Absolutely! We understand that every property is unique. Contact us for a customized restoration plan tailored to address your specific needs, ensuring the best results for your property.

How do I book a consultation for property restoration?

Booking a consultation is easy. Fill in our contact form, and one of our experts will get in touch to discuss your requirements and schedule a convenient time for a detailed consultation.