Facade cleaning

The decision to clean a historic Building is not to be taken lightly. The nature and condition of all substrates must be understood, not forgetting pointing materials. This may include atmospheric soiling, paint, lime-wash, metallic staining and graffiti. Each requiring a different cleaning approach

Brick Cleaning

Bricks in heritage and traditional walls vary from soft (red rubbers) to hard (Staffordshire blue) and from smooth (glazed brick) to roughly textured (stocks). To clean these substrates we use a thermatec super heated system which will, by the use of up to 150 degree heat, remove any soiling and loose friable material. Great care and understanding has to be taken to ensure the correct amount of pressure is used in this process. For certain cleans the use of a weak biodegradable acid can be applied to a wet in surface to remove stubborn dirt and grime.

Stone cleaning

Stone typically responds well to water cleaning. Water delivered from fine sprays provides sufficient water to dissolve and mobilise soiling that develops in urban areas. This is followed by a doff clean. Air abrasive cleaning systems are usually considered when soiling is not water-soluble and when, for reasons of site logistics or material incompatibility, chemical processes are inappropriate or less preferable

Paint stripping

Chemical cleaning is generally the most suitable approach as it is able to accommodate variations in texture, condition and hardness. It is undoubtedly the best method for the removal of paint.

Domestic and commercial jet washing

High pressure cleaning to domestic and commercial buildings using 150 degree heat cleaning a variety or buildings including large metal warehouses to concrete floors


Our Italianate 1850's house had damp problems. A specialist surveyor told us the main problem was moisture being trapped behind defective cement render and the only real fix was to replace this with breathable lime render. We thought this would also be a good opportunity to restore missing decorative features, most of which had been lost when the building was converted into flats in the 1970s.

The Williams Restoration team took on the whole job, from removing the cement render through to re-decoration. There's no avoiding the fact that this type of work is messy and sometimes noisy, but they tried hard to minimise nuisance to ourselves and our neighbours. Where there were choices to be made, Craig discussed the options and their cost implications. Costs were generally kept in line with initial estimates. Some of the decorative work was quite demanding, such as running arches, pilasters, and string courses in situ, to match original features remaining on nearby houses. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.

John Cottrell. 2014, Regents Park Road, London

Williams Restoration left the job looking very clean and tidy. I am very pleased with how they have cleaned the stone work. Would highly recommend.

Gary Brown. 2017, London

I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.

Dean Bowie. 2016, London

Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.

Graham. London. 2016, Ewell

So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstounding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.

Wendy. 2016 , Oxford

Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.

David. 2016, London

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Ewell, Epsom
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