In the 15th century Minehead was still a mainly agricultural area. However, the position of the settlement, on the north coast of Somerset, soon made it a very important fishing port, with herring being the staple local catch. This in turn led to development of the port as an important international trading harbour with ships full of livestock, cotton and wines. However, the advent of bigger ships that needed larger harbours set a downward trend in traffic to Minehead. The local textile industry went into decline and the seal was set on the town's fate as an international port when a great fire destroyed many of the buildings in 1791.
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 Minehead 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.
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 Minehead or Somerset, 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 Minehead, Somerset
For the effective removal of rust, copper staining and atmospheric soiling from masonry by the application of tailor-made poultices which are specific to the material to be cleaned. This technique is particularly useful for removing soiling in building interiors where the use of water based techniques would be damaging, and it is extremely effective for gently cleaning sculpture and monuments.