Brick & Beam Cleaning

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Blast Cleaning & Media

If you’re here, you’re probably curious about what goes into blast cleaning. Where did the concept of blast cleaning come from? When is blast cleaning generally required? What materials are used in the blast cleaning process? It’s all really quite interesting – well, we think so anyway! So let’s strip it all back to basics …

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How We Blast Clean Wooden Beams: From Start to Finish

Traditional wooden beams have a certain distinctive character. But what happens when you want to give your property a new look? You call SBL of course! There’s nothing quite like the distinctive homespun charm of hardwood beams and structures within an older property. But when restoring an older building, there may come a point when …

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When Disaster Strikes: How We Help Restore Properties After a Fire

Even the smallest fire can be totally devastating. Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, SBL can help you get back to normal after tragedy strikes. When you’ve suffered a fire in your home or place of business, of course everyone’s personal safety comes first. But once the fire is extinguished, what happens then? Depending …

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Fire Surround

This steel fire surround is a sought after feature in many homes.  It was brought into ourselves to have the old white paint removed (and cobwebs…) so that it can be repainted and returned to its rightful place!    

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti is often an unwanted eyesore. We can quickly and effectively remove it from buildings, such as this commercial property in the West Midlands. On this occasion, we used our recycled glass media and damped down the dust using water.      

Beams and Brickwork

Last week, we removed the paintwork from a number of wooden beams and brickwork to help freshen up a house currently being renovated locally. When we arrived, the beams were covered in black paint, and the brickwork marked with old paint. Before and After of the brickwork:   Roof Beams:           

Patio Cleaning

Over the course of around 3 days, we cleaned the slabs of this large patio, surrounding a house near Worcester.  Certain areas had to be covered over prior to work – particularly the fish pond which contained Koi Carp. Sadly, on the finally day of work it rained, but you can still see the dramatic …

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Wedding Arch

This metal arch is used during Wedding Ceremonies, for the couple to stand in front of when taking their vows.  It’s also great for photo opportunities! After much use, the paint was looking a bit warn, so the owners asked us the strip it away so that they could arrange a new covering of powder …

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Oak Beam

This simple 1/2 and 1/2 photo clearly shows the difference that cleaning oak beams makes.  We’re able to clean hardwood, either at our premises, like this example, or in-situe within ceiling spaces etc.