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DJ Cooper Building Conservation in & around Wells, Somerset
Wells is the smallest city in England: a city purely because of the presence of its famous cathedral. In reality, this quiet Somerset backwater, at the foot of the Mendip Hills, close to the attractions of Wookey Hole and the Ebbor George Nature Reserve is more like a compact country town. The history goes back to Roman times and beyond, with many fascinating indications to changes of occupancy. Being a small town, with easy walking distances between any parts has made Wells a great attraction for tourists and history lovers. Its sometime turbulent past has left physical marks still visible to this day. Local cheese is very popular and there is a specialist cheese shop in the town. Of course, you can't have cheese without milk, so there are dairy herds managed in many surrouunding areas. To make sure that these herds have good hoof health and low incidence of cattle lameness, we are very often called upon by farmers around Wells 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 Wells 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 Wells 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 Wells, Somerset
TORC Cleaning Process
For the gentle removal of Carbon Sulphation, Brittle Paints, Limescale and more
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.
How does it work?
The TORC system creates a gentle swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, little water and a safe inert fine granulate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Building Conservation, including Cleaning of: Services Provided in:
- Masonry, Brickwork & Concrete
- Wood (Beams & Patios)
- Ferrous Metal & Some Non-Ferrous Metals
- To remove:
- Graffiti - promptly and carefully
- Smoke damage
- Bird droppings
- Air pollution residues
- Organic matter (slime and moss)