DJ Cooper Building Conservation for Somerton, Somerset

Since 1989, customers have relied on DJ Cooper to clean a wide range of surfaces using a variety of methods.

This experience enables us to choose the most effective and gentle method needed to complete any given project cost effectively, with no damage to the substrate.

From  churches and listed buildings through to bus stops and private houses, contaminants have been removed from surfaces, some of which were extremely delicate, with perfect results and no damage.

As a small firm, you know that when you contact us, you will be speaking directly to someone with broad knowledge of old buildings and many years of experience in the construction industry.

If you would like to see samples for architect / client approval, just let us know. Whether your organisation is large or small, we are used to working alongside your architects, conservation officers and contractors to get the best possible result.

Our specialists clean:

  • Masonry, Brickwork & Concrete
  • Wood (Beams & Patios)
  • Ferrous Metal & Some Non-Ferrous Metals
To remove:
  • Graffiti - promptly and carefully
  • Smoke damage
  • Paint
  • Bird droppings
  • Air pollution residues
  • Organic matter (slime and moss)
  • Grease
For details of the Doff Torc systems, pressure washing, sandblasting and poultice cleaning methods, to to our Cleaning Processes Page.

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Torc Cleaning of Stone Capitals - Cleaning in Progress

This sequence of three images shows these weathered stone capitals before (showing carbon tarnish), during Torc cleaning, and after Torc cleaning.

They arrived in fairly poor condition, being heavily tarnished with carbon from airborne pollution over many years. The surfaces were also fairly fragile, so any aggressive cleaning techniques were out of the question.

The Torc system was chosen for this job as it cleans thoroughly yet gently, using a combination of air pressure, a little water and some granulate abrasives. The key to success is in choosing the right abrasive medium for the type of stone in question, from the options of calcite, dolomite and util.

As shown in the final (after image) the carbon has been effectively removed while retaining the patina of the stone.

If you face similar cleaning challenges and need to preserve the material to be cleaned, give our specialist team a call, or click in the header of any page to send us an email. We will be happy to quote for any or all of your building conservation needs.

Somerton is said to have given its name to the county of Somerset. It was certainly one of the main residences of the Saxon kings who built a castle here. The town was razed by Vikings in 877, but was soon rebuilt and became the largest and best defended in the area. Somerton was the stronghold of King Alfred the Great, and has had many connections with royalty throughout the ages. It is listed in the Domesday Book as the property of William the Conqueror and was the first manor to be listed in the survey of Somerset. At this time it was recorded as having fisheries and 500 sheep. Since then, the number of sheep in surrounding farms has grown greatly, as has the number of dairy cattle. Soerton is a beautiful town with easy access, so it is always a pleasure to come here when local dairy farmers call on us for:

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 Somerton 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 Somerton 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.

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