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Historic Building Cleaning Specialists

As our extensive portfolio demonstrates our wide ranging knowledge and expertise in the stone cleaning field is evident and our sympathetic approach is evident even more so in the prestigious projects that SMB Restorations services have been utilised either direct to the property managers or as sub-contractors to the stone masonry industry. Whatever sector the property is in, historic, commercial or domestic our approach, method and level of service is equal.


Specialist Historic Stone Cleaning Company in London

At SMB Restoration we specialise in the cleaning and restoration of historic stone, masonry and brick structures - including period buildings, listed commercial buildings, universities, schools, stately homes, churches, war memorials, monuments and more.

All exterior structures accumulate dirt and moisture from rainwater, moss, pollution and the gradual build-up of carbon however historic properties need to be cleaned extremely carefully with conservation at the forefront of the process.

We employ a phased approach to cleaning that incorporates a range of different methods to ensure the integrity and details of sensitive historic properties are preserved during the cleaning process. We utilise a combination of traditional mason's stone cleaning techniques and modern electronic equipment to carefully remove build-up from the surface of historic buildings.

We're trained and able to clean elevated or hard-to-reach areas using a range of access platforms. We also employ water control methods to allow us to work above street level without affecting pedestrian traffic below.

Historic Stone Cleaning in London

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Specialist Stone Restoration for Listed Buildings

Historic Building Restoration

The cleaning and restoration of historic properties should only ever be undertaken by specialists or it risks considerable damage to the building from overzealous cleaning processes or inexperienced workmanship.
We have been providing specialist historic stone cleaning for over 20 years, employing a wide range of different cleaning technologies that are designed for conservation and a sympathetic approach.

Rather than using one harsh cleaning process, it is often the case that a series of different sympathetic methods need to be employed to slowly remove the build-up of dirt on a historic property. Just some of the methods we utilise to clean and restore historic building façades, stone, masonry and brickwork are super-heated water cleaning, low-pressure cleaning and swirl abrasive cleaning.

Our services can restore a period or listed building back to its former glory, removing the build-up of dirt, pollution and staining whilst ensuring the underlying historic material and property is not damaged by the cleaning process. Some of the cleaning technology we use, such as DOFF and Vortech, is even approved by English Heritage for use on their buildings.

Sympathetic and Sustainable Cleaning for Listed Properties

We are specialist brick, stone and masonry cleaners, using a variety of techniques and technologies to clean delicate historic buildings:

Historic building stone cleaning

Stone cleaning is one of our specialities and we're able to remove biological, environmental and atmospheric dirt build-up from historic properties without damaging the original stone material beneath.

As members of the Stone Federation Great Britain, we meet the highest possible standards for working with natural stone architecture.

Historic paint removal

We're able to carefully remove old paint from masonry and stone facades and sculptures in a controlled manner using specialist chemicals.

On older historic buildings, lead-based paint may have been used, which we have the training to remove safely also.

  • Specialist sensitive and sympathetic cleaning for historic stone, brick and masonry.
  • We utilise a complete range of cleaning methods depending on the specific material - water cleaning, steam cleaning, low-pressure cleaning, superheated cleaning, nebulous spray cleaning, abrasive cleaning, poultice cleaning, paint removal, chemical cleaning and blast cleaning.
  • Conservative and careful removal of carbon, grime, algae, moss, effluent staining, organic matter, pollution and salt leaching from stone and brick.
  • Specialist paint removal from building facades.
  • Complete exterior cleaning utilising access platforms, with full health and safety training.
Sympathetic Stone Cleaning London

Heritage exterior cleaning in London

London is famous for its historic buildings and landmarks - drawing in visitors that want to experience its classic British architecture. Keeping historic buildings clean is critical to keeping them attractive and ensure they are not damaged by a build-up of dirt and moisture.

As a specialist exterior cleaner for historic, listed and heritage buildings, SMB Restoration work frequently in the capital. If you own or manage a historic structure or property and are looking for a specialist exterior cleaning service in London, we are able to offer an unparalleled level of service.

We can clean and restore a huge range of different English Heritage structures, from war memorials and monuments to churches, cathedrals, universities, schools, museums and historic commercial and residential buildings.

For over 20 years we've offered a stone restoration and cleaning service in London, developing a reputation of trust and care when working with sensitive historical properties.
Our long-established history in the heritage and conservation sector is a testament to our ability to handle the delicate process of restoring and cleaning historic architecture.

Historic building stone cleaning

Stone cleaning is one of our specialities and we're able to remove biological, environmental and atmospheric dirt build-up from historic properties without damaging the original stone material beneath.

As members of the Stone Federation Great Britain, we meet the highest possible standards for working with natural stone architecture.

Historic paint removal

We're able to carefully remove old paint from masonry and stone facades and sculptures in a controlled manner using specialist chemicals or poultices that don't affect the substrate below.

Our team also has the training, equipment and experience to safely handle and dispose of lead-based paint, which is frequently found on historic buildings.

Historical Stone Cleaning in London

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