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Brick Cleaning Services: Linden Homes Development

June 12, 2020 10:06 pm Published by

Our team have been hard at work brick cleaning the exterior of new build homes, a new development situated in Bristol’s Blackberry Hill, for Linden Homes.

The site was at one time an 18th-century prison which housed Dutch and Spanish soldiers of the American Revolutionary War. Later, from the ’50s, the site became a psychiatric hospital, until the services were transferred and remaining facilities closed and the site set to be redeveloped as part of a wider regeneration project.

The site in Fishponds, Blackberry Hill, once complete, will have a total of 346 homes built, including 100 affordable homes for the community and 129 flats inside the historic former hospital building with a selection of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses to choose from.



Our Brick Cleaning Services at Blackberry Hill

Simply Cleaning provides brick cleaning services for the construction industry – part of the construction cleaning process.

During the build process, newly erected brickwork can and often will become adversely affected by smears caused by lime, mortar, and cement pointing. This often occurs from excess mortar when laying the brick or stone also from bad weather conditions causing smears and splashes from scaffold adjacent to the walls. The most skilled of work could end up looking sub-par, so cleaning up after contractors mortar mess is essential. 

Each house at Blackberry Hill will undergo a full external clean to the newly built properties to ensure that the finish is to perfection. 

We remove any smears and residue from the external brickwork, walls and any mess that has embedded onto the render. 


Brick Cleaning Method – Our Approach To Brick & Wall Cleaning

How do we clean exterior brick? We first review and assess the state of the brickwork before cleaning to highlight key areas where there has been a particular high build-up of brick mortar and to ensure we employ the approach that achieves the best possible outcome while reducing risk.  

Each house will first be prepped with a pre-wash using our specialist power poles, which extend to the top of each house. 

The initial wash will then be followed with chemical brick cleaning where each brick is sprayed for an even spread across the house, with specially formulated brick acid. This helps to remove any brick mortar that may have become ingrained into the brick face during the build process.

We use chemically assisted brick cleaning during the process to ensure a perfect finish, our experienced and highly skilled brick cleaning specialists apply specially formulated brick cleaning acid to pre-water-saturated surfaces to break down the mortar. 

We then use the power pole to wash off the brick acid from the top down. As we reach the lower portion of the property we will switch from the power pole to a jet wash with a standard pressure lance using the correct nozzles to modify the pressure and spread of the spray.

The power poles that we use can reach hard-to-get places and can extend three stories high. Power pole systems are a low-risk approach to clean hard to access places at hight compared to other methods, such as the use of platforms.



Other Construction Cleaning Services We Supply To The Site

In addition to the external brick cleaning services which we supply to the site at Blackberry Hill, we are also the sole contractor for the construction cleaning at the Linden Homes development. 

The construction cleaning involves an initial build clean, removing builders dust and debris; followed partway through the build process by a re-clean, which allows for finishing and touchups to be made with good effect. Last and one of the most important parts is the final sparkle clean, ensuring that the finished home is looking pristine and at its best on handover day.  



We also clean pathways, driveways, access roads and pavements, including high-level soffit, fascia and guttering. Internal and external window cleaning from high-level to ground level is carried out during each phase of the construction cleaning process.


Why Choose Our Brick Cleaning Services?

Our professional brick cleaners all hold a valid CSCS card and have gone through extensive training to ensure they have the skills necessary to complete the works to high standards. 

Simply Cleaning has many years of experience brick cleaning for some of the countries largest and leading home builders. We have also been awarded this year, like previous years, the Constructionline gold accreditation, meaning our policies and procedures, such as health & safety and quality standards have been extensively assessed and are to the highest of industry standards. 

For more information on our professional brick cleaning services or construction cleaning services, contact our team today!

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