Brick Cleaning and Restoration

All done up to 8 floors high

from the safety of the ground.

We can save you up to

70% in access costs.

Pioneering cleaning systems enable us to restore brick up to 8 floors from the ground!

If you are looking for a brick cleaning and restoration experts in London to clean, preserve and bring back your existing brickwork to its former glory or bring it some new life you have come to the right place. Our experiences teams can access your building with no scaffolding saving you time and money.

Our vast experience in cleaning and restoring various buildings and surfaces nationwide gives us the expertise to know the best method required for your project.

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Why Use Us For Brick Cleaning + Restoration?

Prevent
Further Damage

By using an experienced contractor, you can ensure no further damage occurs to your brickwork. We would strongly advise that pressure washers are not used on bricks, sometimes too much pressure can damage the bricks splitting the surface and erode the top layer of the brick, which can cause damage.

Excellent Communication
And Service

We pride ourselves on providing an incredible service to our clients. Communication is of the utmost importance. Before during and after your project, we will keep you informed with regular updates.

No Scaffolding
No problem.

No matter how high your building may be our creative access solutions will enable us to clean the majority of the brickwork from the ground using patented cleaning systems deleveloped, and 3D printed in house. We know scaffolding can be extremely expensive and disruptive. This enables us to save you time and money.

Brick Cleaning

Are you looking for a brick cleaning and restoration service to clean, preserve and bring back your existing brickwork to its former glory? Then you have come to the right place. That is because here at Spectrum, our team of specialist engineers can use a range of cutting edge techniques to do just that.

First, let us take a closer look at just what brick cleaning is, how it works and how it could transform the look and lifespan of your building.

What is Brick Cleaning and when is it Required?

To put it simply, brick cleaning is the process by which bricks and brick masonry are cleaned. Brick masonry is when a layer of bricks has been placed on the outermost wall of a building to offer protection.

Brick cleaning will be required at intervals over the period of a building’s lifespan. It should also take place whenever any renovation or extensions are being added to help the building blend in. After construction works, bricks can often get scuffed or marked with cement and may need cleaning to help the new areas settle in.

It is also required on older buildings where dirt, grime, algae or paintwork have caused the bricks to look old and tired. This is especially true of buildings in large cities like London, where pollution and vandalism can be an issue. Damp weather can also encourage algae and moss to grow, which can cause problems and cause brickwork to look unsightly.

How do Brick Cleaning Services work?

The surface of brickwork is rough and porous, so dirt and grime can get in and accumulate. Over time this can cause discolouration and staining, which can ruin the appearance of the brickwork.

It can be tempting to just go at your brickwork with a pressure washer, but this is not advised. This is because these jet washers exert too much pressure on the bricks and can crack or erode the top layer. It can also force more water into the brick, which can expand at colder times and cause further cracking. All of which will result in further costs down the line.

That’s why it is always best to go for a professional brick cleaning service like ours here at Spectrum. In addition, much of the cleaning work takes place at height, and our specially trained team can operate using access equipment to give them the best possible cleaning position on any building.

However, that’s not all you get when you choose Spectrum. Here are a few more things you can expect from our services.

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What Can Brick Cleaning Be Used For?

Remove Paint
From Your Brickwork

Using Steam from our doff steam cleaning machines we can safely remove paint without damaging the brickwork underneath the paintwork. Pressure Washers will struggle to remove Paint as effectively and are likely to cause damage to the brickwork during the process.

Waterproofing
Brickwork

After your brick cleaning has is completed, we can apply a transparent coating that seals your bricks to make them watertight. Especially if there has been water damage in the affected area, this can be a great way to preserve the bricks further after water bricks have been cleaned and staining on the bricks removed.

Remove Graffiti
From Brickwork

If your brick is covered in graffiti, our specialist cleaning solutions and techniques will enable us to remove any trace without causing damage to the brick.

Brick Restoration
And Pointing

If your brickwork has suffered from water damage Spectrum can restore the brickwork to its natural look and feel. We will first roughly clean the bricks and expose masonry surfaces. We will point out the masonry between the bricks where necessary and mix the correct amount of cement and even mix in colouring if required to blend into the existing colour of the masonry in the bricks.

Needle Gun
Restoration

Some internal Brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and older looking texture which can bring out beautiful characteristics to the brickwork. It is a delicate process that requires care and experience not to damage the bricks or to take away too much of the brickwork.

The process can also be used to bring back some new life to the bricks, especially if they are tired, or if they have had water damage.

Our Accreditations

What Our Brick Cleaning and Restoration Customers' Say

D. Sophes

Property Manager

The work ethic and expertise in cleaning brickwork is unparrallel to any other exterior maintenance company.

A. Zanneti

Property Manager

The brick exterior of my property had started to show signs of wear from previous work done by other contractors, making me apprehensive about having any further work done. The team at Spectrum immediately put me at ease as they explained the best practices of caring for brick. Thank you Spectrum for sharing your knowledge and innovative cleaning solutions.

P. O'Ryan

Property Manager

Thanks to Spectrum and their Brick Cleaning service, the algae, mould, and moss that has covered the property's I manage for years are gone without a trace.

X. Juniper

Property Manager

I value the professionalism and experience the team at Spectrum dispalyed when they cleaned my brick properties. The results of their cleaning techniques speak to the specialism of their services.

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Recent Completed Brick Cleaning and Restoration Projects

Clean Your Listed Building Instead of Painting!

+plus pointCleaning listed buildings regularly prolongs the time in between painting cycles!

Prevent Further Damage

By using our experienced operatives, you can ensure no further damage occurs to your brickwork. We strongly advise that pressure washers are not used on bricks. Sometimes too much pressure can damage the bricks, splitting the surface and eroding the top layer. We will use a range of other cleaning methods to ensure that no further damage is caused and that your bricks are left looking in great condition.

Excellent Communication and Service

We pride ourselves on providing an incredible service to our clients. Communication is of the utmost importance. Before, during and after your project, we will keep you informed with regular updates.

We also know that each client is different, and every building has different needs. That’s why we treat every job as an individual case, selecting the best methods to achieve the top results in every situation.

Our experience in cleaning and restoring various buildings and brick surfaces across the country gives us the expertise to know the best method required for your project.

Remove Paint from your Brickwork

Using our brick steam cleaning machines, we can safely remove paint without damaging the brickwork underneath. We can also work to remove stubborn graffiti without causing any long-term damage to the brick surface.

Waterproofing Brickwork

After your brick cleaning has been completed, we can apply a transparent coating that seals your bricks to make them watertight. This is recommended, especially if there has been water damage in the affected area. It is a great way to preserve the bricks further after staining has been removed. This will add to the lifespan of the bricks and keep them looking better for longer.

Brisk Restoration and Pointing

If your brickwork has suffered from water damage, we can restore the brickwork to its natural look and feel. We will first clean the bricks and expose any masonry surfaces. Then we will point out the masonry between the bricks where necessary and mix the correct amount of cement. We can even mix in colouring, if required, to match the existing colour of the masonry bricks for a seamless transition.

Needle Gun Restoration

Some internal brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and more mature-looking texture. This can bring out beautiful characteristics in the brickwork. It is a delicate process that requires care and experience to ensure that no damage is done to the bricks, and that not too much brick is removed.

The process can also be used to bring some new life back to the bricks. This is especially useful if they are tired or have suffered water damage over time. If you are remodelling an interior space and want to create beautiful exposed brick surfaces, this is a great treatment for helping you to achieve it.

Whatever your brickwork needs – whether you want to clean old and tired-looking bricks or match in new brickwork to look the same as older areas, our team of experts can help you do it. Using our specialist access skills and years of working with brickwork and masonry, we can bring new life to your interior and exterior walls.

If you would like to find out more about our brick cleaning services, or to discuss any other brickwork issues, get in touch with a member of our team. We operate across London and the UK and are ready and willing to take your call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Read Our Brick Cleaning and Restoration Blog

What is a Doff Machine?

11th August 2020

Our Exterior Cleaning Checklist

30th December 2020

What Does Your Building Say to Your Clients?

1st July 2020

How to Remove Stains from Brick

29th April 2021

What is a Doff Machine?

11th August 2020

Our Exterior Cleaning Checklist

30th December 2020

What Does Your Building Say to Your Clients?

1st July 2020

How to Remove Stains from Brick

29th April 2021

Can We Help With Your Brick Cleaning and Restoration Needs?

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020 3551 6206

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info@spectrumss.co.uk

We Cover The WHOLE Of The UK!

Our Latest Social Posts on Brick Cleaning and Restoration

Spectrum is at Croydon, London
3 WEEKS AGO

In the last few weeks, our team of professional contractors have really been able to show off just how effectively our non-abrasive Doff steam machines can remove black stains from stone ledges! 💪 

Oh, and did we mentioned that by completing this project via rope access we have been able to deliver these results in the most time and cost-efficient manner? https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Richmond, London
1 MONTH AGO

A high-pressure water system will cause damage including cracking and crumbling to delicate brickwork. 👎

This is why our Brick Cleaning service only features non-abrasive brick cleaning methods, including Doff steam cleaning and Torc cleaning. Not only are these methods extremely effective at transforming brick properties to their former glory, but they are proven to help conserve brick properties! ✨

Learn more about our professional Brick Cleaning service on our website: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Oxford Street, London
1 MONTH AGO

Did you know the stains covering your brick facade could lead to expensive and destruction damage, especially when on the exterior of a historical building? 🏛

By blocking the natural evaporation stone emits, stains trap in moisture and eventually cause the stone to crumble. 😯

Save yourself from future stress and costs with our professional stone cleaning service! Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Henley-on-Thames
1 MONTH AGO

Derived from the french word "to bloom", efflorescence is the fluffy, white stains that accumulate on the facade of brick properties over time. 🧱

Utilising professional-grade equipment, our team of contractors can completely remove this hard to remove stains without any damage to the brickwork! 😄

Visit our website to learn more about how our Brick Cleaning service can preserve your facade: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at London
1 MONTH AGO

If you are looking for brick cleaning and restoration experts in London to clean, preserve and bring back your existing brickwork to its former glory, then look no further! 👀

With our specialist equipment and a team of professional contractors, our Brick Cleaning service can restore the face of any brick property! Learn more here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
1 MONTH AGO

There is no "quick-fix" when it comes to removing efflorescence!

With the proper equipment, cleaning techniques, and time, our team can restore your masonry to its former glory! 💪

Learn more about efflorescence cleaning here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Whitehall, London
1 MONTH AGO

When it comes to removing stains from brick, there are two primary methods that will completely remove the stain from the pores of the masonry without damaging the substrate. ✌️

Visit our website to discover these two cleaning methods and how they can preserve your masonry: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Bromley, London
1 MONTH AGO

Is unwanted paint or graffiti hiding the masonry of your brick property?

Not only an eyesore, but these stains also cause your brick to crumble as they prohibit the stone's breathability!😦

Discover our graffiti cleaning process on brick surfaces here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Pimlico, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Are unappealing black stains hiding the masonry of your brick property?

More often than not, these stains are a result of built-up carbon or pollution. While that may sound harmless enough, these stains can cause your brick to crumble!😦

Click here to learn how these stains can damage your stone buildings and how our brick cleaning service can save your property: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Soho, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Are you worried about how stains on the exterior of your heritage brick property could be weakening the structure of your masonry but don't know where to start??

In our latest blog, we share the best practices and equipment for conserving masonry when cleaning stains! You can find the blog here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/how-to-remove-stains-from-brick/

Spectrum is at London
3 MONTHS AGO

Applying our non-abrasive Torc/Jos cleaning system, our team of operatives can masterfully conserve your masonry! From graffiti to carbon, watch stains disappear before your eyes! ?

Learn more about this powerful cleaning system here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Richmond, London
3 MONTHS AGO

If you are looking for masonry restoration experts in London to clean, preserve and bring back your existing brickwork to its former glory you have come to the right place! ?

Our team of contractors are experts in identifying and applying the best cleaning solution for every brick building they work on. Learn more about our Brick Cleaning service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Clapham, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Do you know what this salt-based stain is on this brick surface? ?
The answer is efflorescence!

Named after the French word "to bloom", efflorescence is a product of the water cycle drawing out salt from masonry and it one of the hardest stains for contractors in our industry to 100% remove!

If you want to learn more about this common masonry stain, I recommend reading our recent blog post: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/what-are-the-white-stains-on-my-brick-building/

Spectrum is at Notting Hill, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Say "Goodbye!" to unsightly scaffolding! ?

Through years of research and trials into different access methods, we have been able to develop a spectrum of different access methods that allow our team of contractors to deliver the best masonry cleaning services possible! From abseiling to using our patented cleaning poles, there is no masonry we can't restore! ?

Learn more about our Brick Cleaning service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Have you noticed a build-up of unsightly white stains on your masonry? This is most likely efflorescence- a salt-based stain that can be very challenging for most contractors to completely remove.?

Fortunately, our team has both the tools and knowledge to remove these stains without causing further damage to your masonry! ?

Learn more about how we can remove these stubborn stains here? https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at South Kensington, London
3 MONTHS AGO

While the high-temperature steam emitted from a DOFF machine is successful in removing the majority of stains on masonry, deeply engrained stains that have seeped into the pores of the stone requires the strength of a TORC machine!?

Through the application of this non-abrasive cleaning system, our team of operatives are able to completely remove the following stains! Visit our website to learn more about the power of TORC/Jos cleaning?https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Richmond, London
4 MONTHS AGO

They say "April showers bring May flowers", but what they don't know is that April showers can also bring unsightly white staining on brick property's called efflorescence! ?

Efflorescence stains occur in brickwork where the normal escape of water vapour via the mortar is impeded because the cement mortar has hardened to the extent that it is no longer breathable. These stains worsen through the additional moisture contributed from rain and snow.?

Luckily these stains are not irreversible, though! Through several treatments with a DOFF machine, our team is able to remove signs of this stain! Visit our website to learn more: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-cleaning-and-restoration-contractors/

Spectrum is at Regents Street, London
4 MONTHS AGO

We are experts in stone and brick repointing not just because our team has the skills to repair mortar. No, we are experts because we provide repointing services that seamlessly blend into the building's aesthetic. ?

Visit our website to learn more about our Brick Repointing service: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-repointing-and-repair-contractors/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
4 MONTHS AGO

Tinting is an indispensable tool in our skillset as it is not always possible to match the original appearance of bricks and mortar with the replaced items to the satisfaction of our clients or ourselves.
Through tinting, we are able to make brick and mortar repairs look seamless!?
Visit our website to learn more about our Brick Tinting Service:https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/brick-tinting-contractors/

Spectrum is at Barnes, London
4 MONTHS AGO

Mortar can represent  15% of the overall surface area of brick buildings, which is why it is gravely important to conserve the pointing on your brick or stone building through a repointing service. ?

Learn more about brick pointing and the conditions that result in its damage in our blog here: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/what-is-brick-repointing/