Blakeney is a small, thriving village on the eastern edge of the Forest of Dean, on the main A48 road between Gloucester and Chepstow. It was at a house called Hawfield that Thomas Stenhold was born. He was Groom of the Robes to Henry VIII and his son, but is renowned (along with John Hopkins of Awre) for publishing the first metrical version of the Psalms. The house where he was born still exists in the village. Thomas Sternhold died in 1549.<br /><br />With historic buildings in and around the town, some national monuments, some still in use, owned privately or by the local council, we often find ourselves called on in the Blakeney area to ensure that when the grime from traffic, bird fouling, general day to day soiling or even graffiti is removed from a treasured building, there is no damage to the often delicate stonework beneath.<br /><br />From removal of old paint for a domestic redecoration project, or the intricate cleaning of stone work in a cathedral using the poultice method, you will find that wherever you are in Blakeney or Gloucestershire, you will get a quick response, highly competitive quotation and thorough cleaning from DJ Cooper. Our number is shown above, or if you prefer to send us an email, simply click in the header of any page.
Photo from Featured Project near Blakeney, Gloucestershire
More Graffiti Removal
Some people just cannot resist spoiling the appearance of a lovely old piece of local stone with graffiti. After all, it is hardly a Banksy now, is it?<br /><br />Luckily, the owner of this wall called us and after an initial discussion, then test clean of a small area, we were able to remove the paint while leaving the delicate stone substrate a surface to be proud of.<br /><br />If your building has suffered such an attack, remember that stone and bricks are delicate too, and can be easily damaged by inappropriate cleaning methods. For sound advice and prompt, efficient removal, call us now or click in the header of any page to send us an email.