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.<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 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.<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 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.
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Removing old paint from brickwork and stone can be a nightmare
It may have been a good idea for someone at the time to apply paint to some brick or stonework. However, paint seldom stands the test of time as would brick or stone. Removing it can be a tough task, messy and time consuming.<br /><br />With the modern methods at our disposal and many years of experience in building conservation, your brick or stone work can soon be revealed again, cleaned up and looking like it was meant to look.<br /><br />Call us or click in the header of any page to get a quotation for fast, efficient and clean removal of paint.