Street is a thriving village close to Glastonbury, on the slopes of the Polden Hills, where the Romans mined stone. Blue Lias is a rock peculiar to this area and was highly prized in those days. Many houses in the old town are built of this stone. The town was famous for many years for human foot care with the Clarks shoe factory being founded and operated there between 1825 and 1993. James Clark was a Quaker and philanthropist who did much good in the town, ploughing back profits from his shoe factory int workers' welfare and housing. Even though there is no element of human footcare in Street any more, local dairy farmers still call on NJB Hoofcare to keep cattle lameness down in their herds through:<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 Street 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 Street 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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Before and after image of paint removal by sandblasting
In many cases, sandblasting, or grit blasting can be the most effective means of removing old paint, even multiuple layers of different paint types can be effectively and safely removed in this way, making it ideal for some older buildings that have been repeatedly painted over the years.<br /><br />The key is in choosing the most appropriate grit type, particle size and application pressure, so if you have a thorny paint removal task in prospect, give us a call or click in the header of any page to send an email to arrange an appraisal visit.