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Regeneration & Cleaning Techniques

Brick and Stone Cleaning

A V V Solutions provides a specialised renovation service for listed and heritage properties, including restoration of masonry, brick, stone, terracotta wood & metal, as well as using traditional hydraulic and lime putty mortars. Other services include repair, replacement and pointing of stone as well as undertaking complete dismantle and rebuild projects, working as the main contractor or specialist subcontractor.
A V V Solutions are approved technicians for JOS/VorTech, ThermaTech, DOFF cleaning systems as well as using poultice, chemical and nebulous cleaning for specific works.
Typical stone & brick cleaning works include some of the following:

  • Restoring buildings that have been affected by environmental pollution to their original presentation
  • Removal of moss, lichen, algae, flaking surfaces and peeling paint layers using the DOFF / ThermaTech superheated / low water pressure system.
  • Cleaning, renovating and complete restoration of heavily soiled brick, stone and timber on the intricate facades of historic buildings, follies, war memorials and sham ruins from earlier centuries.
  • Renovation of terracotta, faience and masonry mouldings, and stone carvings on period listed buildings using either a latex cleaning poultice or JOS/TORC system.
    A V V Solutions have been involved in the restoration of period properties including the cleaning of timber frames, which date back to the Tudor Period. Using our sensitive cleaning systems and skilled operators we can restore the natural grain of Oak timber hidden by previous themes of the past decades, by removing soot, varnish and paint.
The Royal Train Shed

The Royal Train Shed

Triangle Building

Triangle Building

The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Paint and varnish removal from timber

A V V Solutions have been involved in the restoration of period properties including the cleaning of timber frames, which date back to the Tudor Period. Using our sensitive cleaning systems and skilled operators we can restore the natural grain of timber hidden by previous themes of the past decades, by removing soot, varnish and paint.
The arched beams shown above are of the Reading Room at Wolverton Park, they are believed to be one of the earliest examples of laminated timber beams which date from c1840. Wooden beams were steamed and curved in sections to create these wonderful forms.
Pictured to the right is the original lifting equipment in the Royal Train Shed which has been restored by hand and moved to its original position in the entrance hall.
We also carry out the regeneration of metal & steel structures

Paint removal from masonry

A V V Solutions use a variety of environmentally friendly techniques for the removal of paint from historical, ecclesiastical and domestic properties.
This brings the property back to its original presentation allowing the masonry to breath.
Paint removal systems:

  • The ThermaTech / Doff superheated water system, to lift off the layers of paint.
  • Using a paint softener or a chemical poultice and after sufficient dwell time remove remaining layers of paint using the ThermaTech / Doff system.
  • The Jos/VorTech using a wet abrasive for the removal of cement based paints and calcified lime from brickwork.
  • The technique used is dependent on the type of paint, period in which it was applied and the base substrate.

Abrasive blasting and Keying

Abrasive Cleaning is carried out using the Jos VorTech with variant materials like recycled glass, different strengths of lime stone to clean substrates to restore to the original condition.  Keying is conducted using a blast pot with recycled glass.

Timber Restoration

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A  V  V Solutions have been involved in the restoration of period properties including the cleaning of timber frames, which date back to the Tudor Period. Using our sensitive cleaning systems and skilled operators we can restore the natural grain of timber hidden by previous themes of the past decades, by removing soot, varnish and paint.

The arched beams shown above are of the Reading Room at Wolverton Park, they are believed to be one of the earliest examples of laminated timber beams which date from c1840. Wooden beams were steamed and curved in sections to create these wonderful forms.

Pictured to the right is the original lifting equipment in the Royal Train Shed which has been restored by hand and moved to its original position in the entrance hall.

We also carry out the regeneration of metal & steel structures

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