In addition to maintaining our increasing the asset value, a complete makeover of the building façade also provides a psychological lift and a feeling of well-being to both the occupants and the surrounding community. Atmospheric pollution, acid rain and pollution from traffic in addition to the degradation of materials on the building façade mean that refurbishment should be considered every 5 years to maintain the buildings aesthetic qualities from the time it was built. When you work with Spectrum, you can trust that your redecoration contractors are meeting the project specifications to the highest standard!
Our External Redecoration Service
Ingrained grime and the chemical effect of pollution from traffic and air quality can soon leave their mark, causing not just discoloration but also damage. When our teams start on a project, they frequently have to work with a range of materials, including steelwork, beams, timber, stone, or cladding, in many different executions and at various stages of damage. Every aspect of the building exterior is covered, from roof to ground level. The age of a building will play a major role in our approach when it comes to achieving a matching effect, especially with historic buildings. Once structural work is assessed, and the project specified, the redecoration teams move in and start repairs and deep cleaning. A good eye for matching colour is an essential skill and we take time and care to get this right, consulting with our clients. Equally when we are replacing stone sections, matching the colour and texture is as important as getting the fit right.
At Spectrum, we work closely with the Building Surveyor or Property Manager, Housing Associations and Local Authorities to assess the work involved and thereby provide a cost -effective scope of works whilst minimising the impact of those works on the surrounding environment. We assist the surveys by providing our rope access teams with camera helmets which are linked to a screen at ground level. With the surveyor in radio contact with the member of the team, he can direct the inspection process. The survey will establish if, in addition to cleaning and perhaps recoating, remedial works is required on the fabric of the building.
This could involve render or stone repair, damaged brick, or concrete, as well as oxidised or stained metallic surfaces. As every building is unique, our vast experience and expertise allow us to provide a bespoke solution for any façade to achieve outstanding results.
Our highly trained IRATA accredited Technicians have the expertise to provide the optimum refurbishment and revival service for Building facades and thanks to our patented equipment we carry this out very cost effectively by eliminating the need for access equipment i.e., scaffolding. Eliminating the need for scaffolding in favour of rope access we not only save money for the client, but avoid the disruption caused by scaffolding to both building occupants and the surrounding community hence reducing the time needed for job completion.
We have many case studies, endorsements, and testimonials from satisfied clients.
On External Redecoration services, we carry out sample test areas to demonstrate the efficacy of our processes so the client can see the expected results which is why you can trust Spectrum to provide the most professional service
Specialist products for redecoration
Once all the repairs and deep cleaning are completed, we are in a position to paint, if required. For flexibility and quality, we primarily use colour matched pigmented silicone resin coating and painting systems. The painting systems we opt for are designed to repel water and be breathable at the same time. The paints come in a wide range of colours and are highly UV resistant and, depending on working environment and general conditions, they can be applied with airless spray or roller. An essential benefit comes from an added constituent, a film preservative which helps protect the façade from further infestation and growth of algae.
Combining Abseiling With Restoration
We have a proven track record in working with all kinds of building structures, of all ages and are adept at working in all challenging and confined spaces. Our no-scaffold policy offers our clients three major benefits.
1. Speed of assessment and then redecoration, with time-saving leading directly to cost-saving
2. No scaffolding so savings can often run into five or six figures
3. The lack of scaffolding is aesthetically desirable for everyone in the area and occupants are spared weeks of reduced natural daylight
To enable surveyors who cannot abseil to inspect work, our teams go up with camera helmets linking to a screen on ground level. The surveyor is in radio contact with the operator, to direct every aspect of the inspection. Many clients, once they have experienced this approach are convinced and converted by its efficiency and practicality on many levels.