Spectrum Specialise in the cleaning and restoration of cladding in both, metal and stone. We have a vast amount of experience in cleaning and restoring various different types of cladding in London and the South East, and have tackled the most challenging cladding restoration tasks. When choosing Spectrum you will be ensured your cladding is restored safely and restored to the highest standard possible making your building look like new.
The specific method used will vary depending on the type of cladding you have, over 60% of our cladding restoration jobs under go a 3 stage process for the cladding restoration. Typically, the 3 stage process is applied to the restoration of aluminium and stainless steel panels, and will involve an initial deep clean with a unique cleaning gel that removes dirt that may have engrained into the cladding panels over the years. After the deep clean is completed we will then apply a restoration wax which will restore the cladding back to its former glory. The third process is a neutraliser and protector for the cladding, which will bring up the colour and texture in the cladding panel as well protecting and ensuring it stays looking like new for longer.
Some of our works include 5 Broadgate in London; the new headquarters for UBS. This work was carried out for the main sub contractor upon completion of the project. The pattern on the cladding which can only be seeing up close made these type of panelsparticularly challenging to clean on a builders clean. There were actually 3 previous contractors that attempted to clean the cladding but failed which is when Spectrum were called in to complete the project under very tight time frames.
The most common issue with rust on cladding panels have been found to be caused during the construction period where iron deposits from works above fall onto the cladding panels, causing the metals to react and small spots of rust appear. Whatever rust issue you may have incurred on your building, we have the knowledge and experience to tackle even the most severe scenarios with having helped restore various different buildings in London that had rust staining.
Ensuring the correct chemical is used for the cleaning, these rust mars can be removed, Spectrum have carried out various site experiments to demonstrate the effectiveness of different products. It is important that an understanding of the what is in the chemical being use as to not cause further damage to the cladding panels.
Ensuring the product does not run of onto other parts of the building is also critical that may react differently to the product depending on the surface material running the risk of causing damage. This also applies to the gaskets in window frames, which may void the warranty of the unit if affected. It is important to choose a contractor that has the experience, knowledge and method in tackling rust and how to get around these issues. Spectrum will ensure your building is restored with care and our experience, and process will ensure the best possible results.
Spectrum will be able to help you with even the most severe Rust removal from your cladding. There are many products that can be chosen for rust removal, it is important that the right type of product is selected so that there are no adverse reactions to the cladding panels particularly with stainless steel. Please call now on 020 3 551 6206 for more information on how we can help or for a free estimate.
If your building has faded, dull looking marble and granite on its facade, Spectrum can restore your stone façade back to its former glory with marble and granite stone polishing. Using the best specialist products, and methods of applying the products we will ensure that your building looks like brand new. We are equipped to tackle your marble stone polishing no matter how difficult it may be to each, we are equipped to restore your marble and granite either by cradle, bmu, rope access, or MEWP, or scaffolding.
The marble and granite cladding restoration involves a 2 stage process. We gently apply a specialist stone restoration product easing the product in gently at less than 200rpm ensuring the product is slowly applied, ensuring optimum results without swirl marks. The process will bring back the shine in your marble or granite and after the excess product is removed we begin our 2nd stage process. The 2nd stage process in the marble and granite cleaning / restoration process involves a applying a 2nd stone cleaning product, bringing back even more shine to the stone and protecting it, ensuring your stone façade stays looking like new for longer.
Wooden cladding restoration should be a delicate process, which is why we strongly advise against not using pressure washers which can cause the surface of the wood to split, and forcing more water into the panels. The most common cause of the discolouring in the wooden panels is algae, the wooden cladding panels may look darker in colour due to the black algae, black algae is the last process in the algae development process and when found this tells the cleaning contractor that the algae has been there for some time.
Rather then using pressure washers, the use of a soft wash system with an appropriate mixture of biocide is far more affective and is also a gentle cleaning process that leaves the surface of the wooden panels undamaged. Having the experience and knowledge is vital to ensure the best results and also ensuring the surroundings are protected not affected by the treatment.
As well as cleaning and restoring your wooden cladding, you may wish to apply a layer of varnish to change the look and feel of the wooden cladding as well as protect the panels and extend the life of the panels. Our maintenance team can be called to help complete this for you upon completion of the cleaning process.
Contact us now for a free estimate on any of your cladding cleaning or maintenance needs on 020 3 551 6206
We provide a 5 star window cleaning service for London and the South East. We cover the full spectrum of window cleaning services, ranging from abseiling window cleaning and cleaning windows using access platforms to cleaning with the latest reach and wash systems, which can reach windows up to 80ft.
Our window cleaners have completed the City and Guilds Level 2 Window Cleaning course and have also completed high access window cleaning courses.
All our staff are CRB checked for working in schools or with the elderly or anyone who might be considered vulnerable. Our window cleaners also have CSCS cards to ensure we can clean windows on constructions sites.Our Services
Book Spectrum with confidence. Our IRATA trained team will provide a specialist cleaning service using the safest and most efficient equipment. BSI ISO: 9001 accredited.
We use our own patented cleaning system, we invest in NEW technology to perform the greatest and most economical clean that you will have ever seen.
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At Spectrum we have developed the best and the most economical building cleaning system. Our patented system cleans your building’s render using 150°C steam, giving a premium result without the need to expensively repaint your building. We clean on site without the need of scaffolding, which reduces costs and time to you.Read More
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