DJ Cooper Building Conservation for Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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 Â 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
- Graffiti - promptly and carefully
- Smoke damage
- Bird droppings
- Air pollution residues
- Organic matter (slime and moss)
Poultice Cleaning for intricate stone work
Poultice cleaning for the most precious and fragile pieces of stonework.
One of the most gentle techniques for removing the effects of time and pollution, bird fouling and other contamination from stonework is the process of poultice cleaning.
This is now very commonly used to maintain irreplaceable stone carving and mouldings, where the underlying material may be fragile with age and weathering. As its name implies, the process is similar to applying a poultice in medicine. A chemical mix is applied to the surface and allowed to cure. Then, when it has done its work, simply peeled off, lifting the dirt with it to leave a clean surface.
As in so many aspects of cleaning, there is a huge choice of poultice materials to choose from. The skill of making the right decision is as important as the art of applying the materials correctly and making sure that the only thing removed from your stonework is the contamination.
With a long experience in all types of exterior and interior stonework cleaning, including poultice techniques, you can be sure that you will get the best possible combination of cleaning efficiency and substrate preservation from D.J, Cooper.