Nailsea is in a beautiful rural location of North Somerset, about eight miles south west of Bristol. The pennant sandstone, which lies beneath the area, has been used since Roman times for building local houses, is usually a brownish colour, but there are some strata of coral pink, which can be seen in some local buildings to this day. The other great mineral wealth possessed by Nailsea was particularly high quality coal, mined here since the early 16th century. The quality of the coal made it ideal for smelting glass, so a healthy glass industry grew up in the area too. The last coal mine closed in 1882 due to competition from mines in the north of England and South Wales being able to distribute their product more efficiently through the burgeoning rail network. We always enjoy our visits to Nailsea when local farmers call us in for:<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 Nailsea 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 Nailsea 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 Nailsea, Somerset
TORC Cleaning Process
For the gentle removal of Carbon Sulphation, Brittle Paints, Limescale and more<br /><br />The TORC System is a complete stone cleaning system designed and sold exclusively by Stonehealth. It is an evolution of the Jos system that we first introduced to the market over 20 years ago.<br /><br />How does it work?<br /><br />The TORC system creates a gentle swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, little water and a safe inert fine granulate.<br /><br />The Torc Head is modularised into separate components which results in an efficient and gentle swirling vortex using even less water and granulate than the original Jos system.<br /><br />The removable nozzle cone can easily be changed so that a larger cone can be used to clean large areas such as ashlar or a smaller nozzle cone can be used for more intricate detail such as an elaborate capital or rustications.<br /><br />Different abrasive media are used in the TORC system; calcite, dolomite and unil, which is a by product of coal, allow fine-tuning of the cleaning method through varying hardness, grain shape and abrasion. By choosing the most appropriate abrasive medium to suit the substrate material, skilled use of the TORC system ensures the cleanest possible finish with the minimum possible damage to your property.<br /><br />All Stonehealth approved aggregate contains less than 1% quartz with no other form of crystalline silica. It is completely safe for the environment & non-toxic.