Sympathetic Historic & Heritage Building Restoration Services

APT have been delivering sympathetic building restoration services to heritage sites across the UK. Our clients include building conservation organisations like Welsh Heritage, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, National TrustHistoric England and others.

Our team of highly skilled restoration specialists specialises in conservation and restoration services for listed and historic buildings, completing projects for a range of clients, including private contractors across the UK.

Our historic building restoration services tackle years of decay and deterioration caused by climatic conditions, user wear and tear, and neglect, and we use effective cleaning solutions that won’t damage the substrate material.

Our accredited surveyors offer a free, no-obligation quote once they have completed a site survey. Our quotation will identify your long term expectations to achieve the desired result for your building conservation project.
Building Cleaning Services

What Heritage Building Restoration Services do you provide?

Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is a non-abrasive, eco-friendly cleaning method that delivers excellent results when restoring historic character in buildings.

Soda blasting is a sympathetic surface cleaning method that cleans without damaging the substrate materials, specifically designed for building conservation projects.

Soda blasting involves firing specially-graded sodium bicarbonate crystals at surfaces at speed to remove unwanted deposits such as graffiti, algae and years of ingrained dirt without causing damage and restoring buildings.

Heated Steam Cleaning

Super-heated steam cleaning is used for gentle and effective cleaning and restoration on all building conservation projects, proven to deliver long term results. 

This tried and tested method uses low-pressure, super-heated steam up to 120 degrees to remove unwanted wear and tear and surface contaminants from various materials.

Steam cleaning is suitable for use on brick, stone, masonry and building cladding. The use of heated steam allows for fast drying and avoids the need for high-pressure jetting which can cause damage.

Regular upkeep of buildings and heritage restoration involves routine cleaning and inspections to preserve structural integrity, reduce the risk of long-term damage and unnecessary expenses, and maintain the property’s value. Regular maintenance also promotes safety and minimises downtime for public-accessible buildings.

Repair work is more extensive than maintenance and involves fixing decay, damage, or wear and making minor adaptations for sustainability without altering or restoring the building. It is essential to preserve a building’s significance and ensure its continued use. 

To achieve this, it is crucial to identify the values that make it significant and evaluate how repair work will affect those values.

Here’s how we helped Overbury Plc with their building restoration and heritage building restoration work:

“I would like to thank APT-ICC for their excellent work and assistance on the Barclays Bank project. They delivered the scheme and additional works on time and without issue thanks to Andrew and his team for all your extra effort, long hours and commitment. I look forward to using them on future renovations.”

Graham Lowe – Project Manager

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What is Property Restoration?

Property restoration is the process of returning a building to its previous state and reviving the historic character that sometimes gets forgotten as a result of wear and tear. APT specialises in providing restoration and repair services for heritage buildings and surfaces.

APT has experience working on some of the oldest and most historic buildings, landmarks and listed buildings throughout the UK.

Our specialist building restoration services cover all aspects of internal and external refurbishment, including the restoration of building including, grade listed buildings, commercial and industrial units, government contracts, and historic buildings and monuments.

APT provides building cleaning and restoration services for all types of surfaces without causing damage.

Our heritage building restoration uses cleaning services like soda blasting and super-heated steam cleaning to completely transform historic buildings without ruining their surface materials and causing damage.

Why APT for Heritage Restoration & Conservation?

APT has built a strong reputation in the specialist building, conservation, and restoration industry over 30 years, working with many well-known conservation architects. Our expertise lies in maintaining and restoring mansion blocks, historic, and listed buildings.

 We take pride in delivering high-quality work within the specified timeline to meet the demands of our exacting and prestigious clients. Heritage building restoration is at the heart of our business.

Our knowledge of the materials used in heritage building restoration and conservation allows us to maintain the highest quality standards within budgetary constraints. We have experience in managing large contracts successfully, and our technical expertise is backed by a professional management team, both on and off-site.

Our commitment to quality and exacting the highest standards has made us a preferred choice for leading building surveyors, managing agents, architects, and consultants.

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Restoring Buildings FAQs

Building restoration refers to the process of returning a building to its original state or preserving its historical value. This often includes repairing, renovating, and cleaning the building’s exterior and interior.

Building restoration is important because it preserves historical buildings, landmarks, and heritage sites for future generations. It also ensures that buildings are safe and functional, improving the overall appearance and value of the property.

When choosing a building restoration contractor, look for a company with experience in the specific type of restoration work you need. Check their portfolio and references, and ensure they are licensed, insured, and have a good reputation in the industry.

The time required for building restoration depends on the extent of the damage and the scope of the work required. It can range from a few weeks to several months or even years for larger restoration projects.

We clean all matter of varied surfaces. Some of the most popular building restoration materials can include stone, brick and wood. Some buildings even contain metals and plastics. Here are some o the surfaces our building restoration service covers:

  • Brick cleaning
  • Concrete cleaning
  • Cladding cleaning 
  • Granite cleaning 
  • Iron cleaning 
  • Limestone cleaning
  • Marble cleaning 
  • Render & K Render cleaning 
  • Stainless steel cleaning 
  • Stone cleaning 
  • Wood cleaning

The cost of building restoration varies depending on the type and scope of the work required, as well as the size and location of the building.

Our surveyors will conduct a site survey to establish an understanding of the type of equipment and cleaning method required to deliver the best results. Our teams are accredited and provide approved, eco-friendly cleaning methods to bring your substrate back to life.

Discover Our Building Restoration & Heritage Cleaning Resources

Our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals is a trusted UK-based manufacturer and supplier of specialist cleaning chemicals with over 30 years of experience, serving some of the UK’s largest businesses including the NHS, BAE systems, Tata Steel, the BBC and more.

Get a Quote for Our Building Restoration & Heritage Works

APT is dedicated to offering excellent restoration services for buildings throughout the UK. We rely on our exclusive restoration products and established methods to provide effective and cost-efficient solutions that can restore buildings to their original splendor and bring about long-term savings.

Contact our experts today to learn more about our building restoration services. We are always ready to respond to any queries you may have or, if you have already made up your mind about using our services, to arrange a free on-site consultation.