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:
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.
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
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.