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Surface Materials

 

Brick

Over time brick work can become discoloured by atmospheric and organic pollutants which penetrate the surface and damage the structure. Regular cleaning helps preserve the exterior surface, extend the life of a building and dramatically improve its appearance.

Where Used

Where Used

Brickwork can become discoloured by atmospheric contaminants, especially in city centres or where there is a high volume of traffic. It is also subject to organic pollutants such as algae, lichen and moss which penetrate the surface and damage the structure. Where conditions are favourable, black and red algae will bloom making a building look dirty and uncared for.

Regular cleaning of brick work will extend the life of a building, preserve the exterior surface and dramatically improve the appearance of the building. 

 

Cleaning Method

Cleaning Method

We can clean brick work very efficiently and effectively using either pressurised steam or hot water. We always review and assess the state of the brick work prior to cleaning to gauge the most appropriate treatment and ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome whilst mitigating risk.

On historic buildings or more vulnerable brickwork surfaces we use SteamPLUS which allows us to achieve outstanding results without damaging the surface. SteamPLUS delivers pressurised steam - which cleans the surface without the force associated with water. This significantly reduces the risk of damaging the surface of the brick. The high temperatures of the steam eradicates spores helping prevent regrowth of algae, mosses or lichens. SteamPLUS uses a lower volume of water which also allows the surface to dry more quickly.  

Related Case Studies

No slips for students at Bristol University

Keeping students and staff safe from slipping at Bristol University with pressurised steam.

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What's a six tonne spider got to do with jet washing?

We have acquired a reputation for problem solving, especially when it comes to cleaning buildings with tricky access. One Glass Wharf is a good example as it required various specialist access equipment including a six tonne spider!

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Warehouse cleaning

We recently cleaned the exterior of a huge warehouse as part of a refurbishment project. Work consisted of cleaning black and green algae off the external metal clad walls, roller doors and brickwork.

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Some of our clients

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Client Testimonials

“Absolutely spotless and perfectly clean, well done and thank you.”

Lloyd - Lambert Smith Hampton

“I just wanted to let you know that we are on site today and think that the building is looking so much better, so thank you very much for that.”

Anita Pitts - Hartwell House

“The Jet Washing Company (now OneFifty) deliver the best quality exterior surface cleaning, high quality customer service, and excellent value.”

Will Mellor - Knight Frank

“As always OneFifty got the job done with no fuss. They’re our go-to supplier for exterior building cleaning.”

Mark Sheffield - Contracts Manager - Jones Building Group

“The works surpassed my expectations! I will have no problem referring you to my friends and business associates.”

Andy Lane - Lane Pearson Automotive Group Ltd

“Quite simply a very professional, friendly, family business that provides good value for money. ”

Les Richards - Board member of the RTM

Our Accreditations

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