Stone Works

From modern to historic and

heritage stone properties...

our team of operatives have the

experience and expertise to restore

the stone façade of your property.

Combining specialist knowledge

and expertise to allow your

stone property to breath!

Stone Works

Building stone, due to its relative uniformity and physical properties, can be cut and shaped to specified sizes of blocks and is referred to as freestone or dimension stone. Unlike stone in general building construction stone for monumental or decorative use has greater uniformity of both colour and texture. Being a naturally occurring product stone is porous and can suffer from damage caused by airborne carbonic pollution, algae growth on walls with little direct sunlight, run-off from gutters, and incorrect remedial restoration. These effects are not only unsightly but can lead to reducing the breathability of the building fabric which can cause serious damage.

If left unattended, it will eventually affect the structural integrity of the building itself. To ensure problems are tackled before they escalate and become more expensive to correct, it is essential that stone properties undergo regular planned renovation every two to five years.

Our Stone Works Services

The stone experts in our team can work with any detail of exterior stone on and around a building, from steps and kerbstones all the way up the exterior and across the roof. They will clean and colour match replacement stones and fully restore stonework so that it is both appealing to the eye and, most importantly, able to breathe.

Whilst the UK is renowned for the timeless stone properties lining its streets, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, it is also known for its rainy weather and historic carbon pollution. These two elements are the prime culprits of staining that locks in moisture and prevents stone from breathing.

Historically in London the use of stone and in particular Portland stone in the rebuilding of important buildings was brought about by the disastrous Great Fire in 1666.

The conservation of such stone buildings is a fundamental part of retaining our unique heritage.

With our Stone Works Service, we provide a comprehensive cleaning and repair service for your commercial or residential stone property. Our team of trained stone experts take a unique approach to each property they work on. You can trust that when Spectrum restores your stone property, they deliver a custom solution for the specific type of stone, damage, height, and wear of your building. From removing to graffiti to repairing intricate masonry, our Stone Works service proving sympathetic conservation of your stone property!

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Why Use Us For Stone Works?

No
Scaffolding

We work via rope access, abseiling down building exteriors to review condition and action repairs and restoration. We provide our clients with significant savings in project time and scaffolding costs, regularly saving clients between £30,000 to £70,000. Most importantly, our highly skilled stonemasons are trained to abseil and are IRATA credited, instead of being abseilers trying to repair or clean stone.


Expertise

Endorsed and approved by Stonehealth, our teams are highly trained in conserving and restoring stone structures. Our team of operatives are thorough in their work and take time to identify the best solution for the specific type of stone that exists on your property.

High-Quality
Customer Service

We pride ourselves in providing first-class customer service on every project we work on. As an ISO 9001 accredited company, you can trust that our operatives are highly professional and will put your needs first.

What is Stone Works?

Stone Works is an in-depth redecoration service for commercial and residential stone properties. This service combines various cleaning and repair services to transform your stone property's appearance and integrity.

Our Stone Works service includes:

• Doff Cleaning
• Jos or Torc Cleaning
• Graffiti Removal
• Stone Colour Matching
• Stone Repairs

Stone restoration often involves cleaning, and we recommend a fast and efficient cleaning. In most cases deep cleaning, using Doff steam cleaning is enough to bring a building back to prime condition. This is a fast and efficient cleaning process where a 'DOFF' machine, unlike simple steam cleaners, produces low pressure superheated steam up to 150º C making it incredibly effective at removing stains and biological matter, whilst, due to low pressure, gently cleaning the substrate without damage.

However, if the stone has carbon pollution, we then utilise the vortex of air, granular mediums, and water emitted from a TORC machine. This ensures stonework is cleaned safely and sympathetically, removing all types of surface coatings, paint and pollutants from all types of stone, creating the ideal basis for conducting any repair or replacement.

Why Might Your Building Require Our Stone Works Service?

Stone, as a natural product, is porous and can suffer from damage caused by an array of organic and inorganic matter, including:

• Pollution
• Mould
• Algae
• Lichen

Along with these substances, man-made coatings such as the cement render applied to properties throughout the country after World War II highly restrict the pores' breathability on stone. Through Stone Works Service, we are able to remove any coatings or matter that could lead to the façade of your property from crumbling and fix any elements that are already starting to breakdown.

In addition to conserving structural significance of your property Stone Works services also improve the aesthetic appeal of your property, maintaining and often increasing the asset value of the property!

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What Do Stone Works Projects Include?

Stone Cleaning

Spectrum is experienced in cleaning many different stone types, including varieties of sandstone, limestone, slate, granite, marble, and flint. With the help of DOFF machines and TORC machines, we are able to remove a range of stains!

Stone Colour Matching

We utilise our lab to find precise colour matches to ensure any repair work or re-coating we do looks seamless through our stone colour matching service.

Stone Repairs

No matter the height of the stone element, our team of stonemasons are able to repair it! From cracks to ledges, our team can restore it to its original design.

Our Accreditations

What Our Stone Restoration, Cleaning and Conservation Services Customers' Say

E. Saber

Property Manager

Through the Stone Works service on my property, Spectrum showed their specialist knowledge in restoring stone to its original state. The team was highly knowledgeable in the best practices for cleaning the stone and how gain access of the building.

J.Cliff

Senior Property Manager

If you want to work with knowledgeable stone contractors, I recommend working with the team at Spectrum. They have cleaned the repaired several residential stone properties I manage and the results are always immaculate.

R. Franke

Property Manager

Spectrum's Stone Works service is the only stone restoration service you need to maintain the buildings you manage. Not only is this service comprehensive, but the operatives at Spectrum deliver it in the most efficient manner.

G. Raphael

Surveyor

Historic and heritage stone buildings requires knowledgeable contractors with both experience and the right the equipment to ensure success. This is why I recommend Spectrum to work on the stone properties I survey.

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Can We Help With Your Stone Restoration, Cleaning and Conservation Services Needs?

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We Cover The WHOLE Of The UK!

Our Latest Social Posts on Stone Restoration, Cleaning and Conservation Services

Spectrum is at Belgravia, London
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When was the last time your residential or commercial stone property was professionally cleaned?🤔

If you can't remember the last time it was thoroughly cleaned, your property could be susceptible to major structural damage!😟Our 'Ultimate Guide to Stone Property Cleaning' shares the structural and aesthetic importance of routinely cleaning the exterior of your stone building! Read this blog here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-stone-cleaning/

Spectrum is at Oxford Street, London
1 DAY AGO

Say goodbye to stains on the exterior of your stone property!👋

Our team of operatives are highly skilled at removing an array of hard to remove stains from the facade of stone properties without using abrasive methods like jetwashing!😄

Learn more about our TORC Cleaning service on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Piccadilly Circus, London
1 DAY AGO

Did your parents ever say: "it's what is on the inside that matters"?

Mine certainly did! But what they didn't realise, is that the same principle applies also to stone buildings! 😄

If you took a microscope and examined the inside of every individual brick and block of stone constituting the facade of your building, you would see a variety of chemical processes taking place! It is because of the presence of moisture (the water cycle), naturally occurring salts together with surface atmospheric pollutants such as carbon and acid rain and their interactions that your building starts to look aged and become structurally unstable.🏠

Who would have thought that is under the surface of a beautiful building like this?🤔

If you are interested in learning more about the do's and don'ts of maintaining masonry, visit our blog: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/

Spectrum is at Mayfair, London
2 DAYS AGO

Contractors specialising in stone cleaning will have both the knowledge and equipment to clean stone facades without scraping off the stone's patina.😄

Learn about how our gentle, yet effective stone cleaning method on our website👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Clapham Common, London
4 DAYS AGO

What do you think the white, salt stains on your masonry could be?🤔

The answer is C. Efflorescence!Efflorescence is the white, brown, yellow, or green crystalline stains that form on stone and brick as the substrate picks up salt from the ground, absorbs the salt by osmosis, and then concentrates the salt.

This deep concentration into the body of the stone makes these stains challenging to completely remove. Through regular treatments with a TORC/Jos cleaning system, we are able to remove these stubborn stains! 💪

Do you have white salt stains on the exterior of your stone building? Get in touch with us to book a consultation today👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at Mayfair, London
2 WEEKS AGO

Stone has been an essential building substrate in the UK for centuries! Despite the elegance it offers a building, this substrate requires regular maintenance to protect both its appearance and structure!😊

For this stone property, we utilised a non-abrasive TORC/Jos cleaning method to remove the deeply engrained stains. Read more about this case study here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/torc-stone-cleaning-london/

Spectrum is at Wembley, London
4 WEEKS AGO

Do you manage a modern or historic stone property?🏛
Has the exterior of your property accumulated carbon stains, organic matter, cracks, or other signs of wear?👎

Then it may be time for a stone cleaning service!😄

Read our Property Manager's Guide to Stone Cleaning services blog to learn the do's and don'ts of Stone Cleaning services 👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/property-managers-guide-to-a-stone-cleaning-service/

Spectrum is at Islington, London
1 MONTH AGO

Have you considered having a Stone Works service on your stone property?🤔

Stone Works is an in-depth redecoration service for both modern and historic stone building. This service combines various cleaning and repair services to transform your stone property's appearance and to facilitate the substrate's breathability!😁 

Our Stone Works service includes:

· Doff Cleaning
· Torc Cleaning
· Graffiti Removal
· Stone Colour Matching
· Stone Repairs 

Visit our website to learn more: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-works-contractors/