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Why Clean Your Stone Building?
Making sure that your stone building or any type of stone structure is free from dirt and grime is really crucial to ensuring that the stone material remains healthy. This is vital way to preserve and prolong the stone or masonry and reduce significant restoration costs.
How To Clean Your Stone Building?
You need to book an experienced professional who is skilled and competent in recognising the type of dirt on your stone work and identifying the best method of stone cleaning.
Stone Building Cleaning in London
Stone Cleaning in London
DSW brings you the very best in professional stone cleaning in London, Surrey & Kent. We and are highly skilled and experienced in removing all types of organic matter including algae, moss, lichen and biofilm from your masonry. If you have heavy soiling or a build up of everyday dirt & grime on your London stonework we can get it clean – we deliver stone cleaning in London on all types of exterior stonework: natural, artificial, historic and new.
We use specialist non-abrasive stone cleaning DOFF steam cleaning and professional soft washing. Our steam based masonry cleaners can be physically adjusted to the correct temperature and pressure level needed to proficiently clean your stone surfaces. The mixture of 150C heat and low pressure enables us to professionally clean and remove even the most stubborn of stains from your stone and organic matter including Fungi, Algae and Lichen. Once we have eradicated the biological spores as part of our stone cleaning process and we can sterilise the stone to inhibit further re-infestations.
Another benefit of our steam-based masonry cleaning system is that because our stone cleaning equipment functions on a particularly low waterflow. This means our stone cleaning methods avoid saturating the stone during the stone cleaning process and your London stone surfaces are dry rapidly.
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Is Stone Cleaning Important?
If you have elected to have stone as a surafce for your flooring, walls, cladding, patio or any other external hard surface, you a likely esteem the special charm and character of stone. As a natural material no two peices of cut stone are identical – although every peice will need stone cleaning. Stone like brick is an amazingly hard-wearing surface but it does need regular cleaning to maintain it’s condition, charm & beauty.
Can I DIY Stone Cleaning?
Stone cleaning in London is not for the average DIY’er. You can’t simply watch a ‘how to clean my stone’ video online and take on your own London stone cleaning job. Stone is a beautiful and expensive material which doesn’t lend itself to cheap or DIY cleaning attempts. As London stone cleaning professionals, DSW can minimise the impact of daily wear to your stonework and preserve your stone investment. Our stone cleaning methods do depend on a) the type of stone you have and b) the extent and nature of the discolouration.
What Type of Stone Can You Clean?
Our London stone cleaning professionals can clean your granite, sandstone, Portland stone, marble, limestone, slate or terracotta.
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We Answer Your London Stone Cleaning Questions
When you choose DSW for London stone cleaning we assure you an optimum level of service and finish. We’ve put together answers to many of the questions we get asked but please feel free to contact us directly if there is anything further.
I need stone cleaning urgently. What is the next step?
We will assess your stone work and provide a formal stone cleaning quotation shortly thereafter. Once your stone cleaning appointment is confirmed; fully uniformed staff will clean your stone safely and quickly.
Will creeper plants damage my stonework or brick walls?
Decorative creeper plants can enhance the appearance but sadly they can sometimes have some unsightly and destructive effects on facades and even on the structure and stability of buildings.
Ivy, for example, can cause persistent dampness on a wall, they can easily disturb eaves, copings, dwarf walls or roof coverings and they can even cause structural damage to foundations, walls, parapets and roofs. Most of these potential problems can, indirectly, cause serious facade staining, mainly by facilitating water penetration.
Other organic growth, such as lichen, algae and moss can be unsightly because growth on building facades can often leave permanent stains.
In addition, some creeper plants will, inevitably damage a facade by a) scouring soft masonry surfaces, b) causing persistent dampness by secreting acidic substances through their suckers and tendrils and c) leaving dead roots, off-shoots or branches attached firmly to the facade.
I need stone cleaning but I like the weathered look - can you leave the building looking slightly aged?
We recognise that particularly with heritage sites and listed building the ‘weathered’ appearance of a building facade can be considered as part of it’s character. Sometimes having a noticeable aged or ‘weathered’ building or monument is a noteworthey factor for reveal parts of a building’s history (for example, by potentialy hghlighting between original parts of a structure and later additions).
That being said, soiling on a brick or stone facade is more significant than simply an aesthetic problem. When you get heavy soiling in particula, it can very easily hide structural defects (such as deteriorated pointing, local fractures or even major structural cracks). Heavy soiling can also cause damage to detailing, decay to bricks and stone whihc can eventually result in structural problems for the whole building – a very costly side effect.
I have a listed building and I need stone cleaning. Can you help?
Owners or occupiers of listed buildings who need facade cleaning should note that cleaning works on such buildings will require Listed Building Consent. An application should be made to your local Council for this Consent and that works must not start before any Consent is formally granted.
What Is Masonry?
- Common Burnt Clay Bricks
- Original London Stock (Yellow London Stock)
- Concrete Bricks
- Sand Lime Bricks
- Fly ash Clay Bricks
- Engineering Bricks
Stone masonry generally uses igneous, sedimentary or metaphorphic stones.Some of the stone used in stone masonry.
Our Masonry cleaning service also includes masonry cleaning to cement, concrete, mortar and grout & stucco, which is portland cement plaster.
Stone Cleaning in England
We look forward to cleaning your building and bringing it up to a clean and fresh standard with our commercial external building cleaning and restoration services. We are proud to be the best at what we do, so get in touch now and get your dirty building clean. We know our industry, we know our clients, we know how to clean the exteriors of buildings outstandingly. We’ve been doing it for a long time. We are based in London and work all over London and the South of England. We take on larger projects all over England including but not limited to the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, and Leicester,
Stone Cleaning in London
Alexandra Palace, Angel, Arkley, Arnos Grove, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Barnsbury, Bethnal Green, Bloomsbury, Bounds Green, Bowes Park, Brunswick Park, Camden Town, Canonbury, Church End, Clerkenwell, Cockfosters, Colney Hatch, Crouch End, Dalston, Dartmouth Park, De Beauvoir Town, East Barnet, East Finchley, Enfield, Finchley, Finsbury, Finsbury Park, Friern Barnet, Globe Town, Golders Hill Park, Gospel Oak, Grange Park, Hackney, Haggerston, Haringey, Harringay, High Barnet, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Hornsey, Hornsey Vale, Hoxton, Islington, Kentish Town, Kings Cross, Lower Holloway, Manor House, Mill Hill, Mill Hill East, Muswell Hill, New Barnet, New Southgate, Noel Park, North Finchley, Oakleigh Park, Palmers Green, Pentonville, Shacklewell, Shoreditch, Southgate, St Pancras, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Stroud Green, Totteridge, Tufnell Park, Turnpike Lane, Upper Holloway, West Green, Whetstone, Winchmore Hill, Wood Green, Woodside Park, Barnsbury, Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Cambridge Heath, Canary Wharf, Cubitt Town, Dalston, De Beauvoir Town, Docklands, Fenchurch, St Globe Town, Hackney, Haggerston, Hoxton, Isle of Dogs, Islington, Leamouth, Limehouse, Liverpool Street, London Fields, Millwall, Monument, Pentonville, Poplar, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Tower Bridge, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hill, Wapping, Whitechapel, Aldersgate, Aldgate, Angel, Barbican, Bishopsgate, Broadgate, Farringdon, Hackney, Holborn, Hoxton, Islington, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Monument, Moorgate, Pentonville, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, St Lukes, St Pancras, St Paul’s, Stepney, Strand, Temple, The Square Mile, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hill, Whitechapel,Acton, Acton Green, Barons Court, Bayswater, Bedford Park, Bloomsbury, Brentford, Brondesbury Park, Brook Green, Chinatown, Chiswick, City of Westminster, Covent Garden, Ealing, Ealing Common, East Acton, Fitzrovia, Fulham, Gunnersbury, Hammersmith, Hanger Lane, Hanwell, Haymarket, Holland Park, Hyde Park, Islington, Kensal Rise, Kensal Town, Kensington, Little Ealing, Little Venice, Mayfair, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Oxford Circus, Paddington, Shepherd’s Bush, Soho, South Acton, South Kensington, St James’s, Warwick Avenue, West Acton, West Ealing, West Westminster, White City, Wormwood Scrubs, Aldwych, Barnsbury, Bloomsbury, Charing Cross, Chinatown, City of Westminster, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Fleet Street, Haymarket, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, St James’s, Theatreland, Westminster, Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Avery Hill, Badgers Mount, Bankside, Beckenham, Beddington, Bell Green, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Bickley, Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Blackheath, Borough, Brasted, Brockley, Bromley, Camberwell, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Catford, Charlton, Chelsfield, Chevening, Chislehurst, Crofton Park, Cudham, Denmark Hill, Deptford, Docklands, Downe, Downham, Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Eltham Park, Farnborough, Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Green Street, Greenwich, Grove Park, Halstead, Harvey Gardens, Hayes, Bromley, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak Keston, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lambeth, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham, Maze Hill, Millwall, Monument, Mottingham, New Addington, New Charlton, New Cross, New Cross Gate, New Eltham, Newington, Norbury, North Lambeth, Nunhead, Orpington Park, Peckham, Penge, Petts Wood, Plumstead, Poplar, Pratts Bottom, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, Sevenoaks, Shirley, Shooter’s Hill, Shoreham, Sidcup, South Bermondsey, South Lambeth, South Norwood, Southwark, St John’s, St. Mary Cray, St. Pauls Cray, Surrey Quays, Sydenham Tatsfield, The Square Mile, Thornton Heath, Tower Hamlets, Toys Hill, Westerham, Upper Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Waddon, Walworth, Waterloo, Weald, West Dulwich, West Wickham, Westcombe Park, Westerham, Woodside, WoolwichArchway Arkley Barnet, Hertfordshire, ,Belsize Park, Bloomsbury, Brent Cross, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Child’s Hill, City of Westminster, Cricklewood, Dartmouth Park, Dollis Hill, Ealing, East Finchley, Finchley, Fitzrovia, Golders Green, Golders Hill, Park Gospel Oak, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden, Hampstead Heath, Harlesden, Holloway, Islington, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kentish Town, Kilburn, Kings Cross, Ladbroke Grove, Lisson Grove, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Mill Hill, Mill Hill East, Neasden, North Acton, Old Oak Common, Paddington, Park Royal, Parliament Hill, Primrose Hill, Queens Park, Regent’s Park South Hampstead, St Johns Wood, St Pancras, Stonebridge Swiss Cottage, Tufnell Park, Upper Holloway, Warwick Avenue, West Hampstead, West Kilburn, Westbourne Green, Willesden, Willesden Green, Balham, Barnes, Barons Court, Battersea, Belgravia, Berrylands, Brentford, Brixton, Brixton Hill, Brompton, Burwood Park, Hersham, Walton On Thames, Bushy Mead, Camberwell, Castelnau, Charing Cross, Chelsea, Chinatown, City of Westminster, Clapham, Clapham Common, Clapham Junction, Clapham Park, Claygate, Colliers Wood, Coombe, Copse Hill, Cottenham Park, Covent Garden, Croydon, Surrey, Crystal Palace, Earls Court, Earlsfield, East Molesey, East Sheen, Esher, Furzedown, Ham, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Haymarket, Herne Hill, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Isleworth, Kennington, Kew, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Vale, Knightsbridge, Lambeth, Little Ealing, Long Ditton, Millbank, Mitcham, Mitcham Junction, Morden, Mortlake New Malden, Nine Elms, Norbiton, Norbury, Norwood, New Malden, Otford, Parsons Green, Pimlico, Putney, Putney Bridge, Putney Heath, Putney Vale, Raynes Park, Richmond, Roehampton, South Kensington, South Lambeth, South Norwood, South Wimbledon, Southfields, St James’s, St Margarets, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Streatham Park, Streatham Vale, Summerstown, Surbiton, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Thornton Heath, Tolworth, Tooting, Graveney, Tulse Hill, Twickenham Upper Norwood, Vauxhall, Walton-on-Thames, Wandsworth, West Brompton, West Kensington, West Molesey, West Norwood, West Wimbledon, Whiteley Village, Hersham, Whitton, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park, Worcester Park, World’s End, Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Avery Hill, Badgers Mount, Bankside, Beckenham, Beddington, Bell Green, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Bickley, Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Blackheath, Borough, Brasted, Brockley, Bromley, Camberwell, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Catford, Charlton, Chelsfield, Chevening, Chislehurst, Crofton Park, Cudham, Denmark Hill, Deptford, Docklands, Downe, Downham, Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Eltham Park, Farnborough, Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Green Street, Greenwich, Grove Park, Halstead, Harvey Gardens, Hayes, Bromley, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak Keston, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lambeth, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham, Maze Hill, Millwall, Monument, Mottingham, New Addington, New Charlton, New Cross, New Cross Gate, New Eltham, Newington, Norbury, North Lambeth, Nunhead, Orpington Park, Peckham, Penge, Petts Wood, Plumstead, Poplar, Pratts Bottom, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, Sevenoaks, Shirley, Shooter’s Hill, Shoreham, Sidcup, South Bermondsey, South Lambeth, South Norwood, Southwark, St John’s, St. Mary Cray, St. Pauls Cray, Surrey Quays, Sydenham Tatsfield, The Square Mile, Thornton Heath, Tower Hamlets, Toys Hill, Westerham, Upper Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Waddon, Walworth, Waterloo, Weald, West Dulwich, West Wickham, Westcombe Park, Westerham, Woodside, Woolwich
Stone Cleaning in Surrey
Addlestone, Albury, Alfold, Ashford, Ashtead, Ash, Bagshot, Banstead, Brockham, Burgh Heath, Byfleet, Camberley, Capel, Carshalton, Caterham, Chaldon, Charlwood, Cheam, Chertsey, Chessington, Chiddingfold, Chobham, Cobham, Coulsdon, Cranleigh, Croydon, Dorking, East Horsley, East Molesey Effingham, Egham, Englefield Green, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Farncombe, Farnham, Frensham, Frimley, Godalming, Godstone, Great Bookham, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Horley, Kenley, Kew, Kingswood, Laleham, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Lingfield, Merstham, Mitcham, Morden, Mytchett, New Haw, New Malden, Nutfield, Oxshott, Oxted, Peaslake, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Salfords, Shalford, Shepperton, Shere, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Tadworth, Thames Ditton, Thornton Heath, Tongham, Virginia Water, Walton-on-Thames, Warlingham, West Byfleet, West End, West Molesey, Westcott, Westhumble, Weybridge, Whyteleafe, Windlesham, Woking, Worcester Park
Stone Cleaning in Kent
Ashford, Aylesford, Allhallows-on-Sea, Bearsted, Biddenden, Bonnington, Brenchley, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Charing, Chatham, Chiddingstone, Cliffe at Hoo, Cobham, Cranbrook, Crockenhill, Dartford, Deal, Detling, Dover, Dunton Green, Dymchurch, Eythorne, Edenbridge, Eastry, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Goudhurst, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Hawkhurst, Headcorn, Herne Bay, Higham, High-Halstow, Hildenborough, Hollingbourne, Horsmonden, Hythe, Kemsing, Kingsdown, Kings Hill, Lamberhurst, Langley, Leigh, Linton, Longfield, Lydd , Maidstone, Manston, Marden, Margate, Martin, Martin Mill, Meopham, Minster-in-Thanet, Minster-in-Sheppey, Maxton, Monkton, Nettlestead, Nettlestead Green, New Ash Green, New Romney, Northfleet, Otford, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Penshurst, Postling, Queenborough, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Seal, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Shoreham, Shorne, Sittingbourne, Stone, Sturry, Swanley, Tenterden, Thurnham, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Upnor, Upchurch, Walmer, Westerham, West Kingsdown, West Malling, Whitstable
Stone Cleaning in England
West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Leicester, Edinburgh, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgshire, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex, Abingdon-on-Thames, Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Islip, Kidlington, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney, Woodstock, Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bromham, Sharnbrook, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Biggleswade, Bedford, Sandy, Arlesey, Luton, Houghton Regis, Grantchester, Girton, Newton, Trumpington, Cambridge,Duxford, Foxton, Barrington, Harston, Great and Little Shelford, Babraham, Fulbourn Balsham, Radlett, Harpenden, Shenley, Abbey View, Rothamsted Estate, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Hadham, Perry Green, Green Tye, Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Cliddesden, Dummer, Overton, Farleigh Wallop, North Waltham, Lyndhurst, Minstead, Bramshaw, Fritham, Newtow, Twyford, Colden Common, Sutton Scotney, Owslebury, Chilbolton, Broughton, Longstock, King’s Somborne Stockbridge, Petworth, Pulborough, Henfield, Billinghusrt, Haywards Heath, Arundel, Horsham, West Itchenor, Chichester, Chichester Harbour, East Kington, West Kingston & Kingston Gorse, Lewes, Hartfield, Battle, Hove, Uckfield, Robertsbridge, Wadhurst, Forest Row, Mayfield