APT Client -Torfaen County Borough Council - Cleaning Rendered Walls
Client – Torfaen County Borough Council
Project – Cleaning Rendered Walls, Softwashing, Algae Removal

What did the client need?

Pen Y Garn School, located in Pontypool, sought to enhance the visual appearance of its exterior building façade and improve overall cleanliness. With strict budget constraints in mind, Torfaen Borough Council enlisted APT-ICC’s Cleaning Contractors for their expertise in cleaning rendered walls, removing algae, moss, and graffiti, and creating a safer and more inviting learning environment for the students. We used specialist cleaning solutions, products and equipment for successfully cleaning rendered walls.

Pen Y Garn School’s exterior had shown signs of wear and deterioration, with algae growth on rendered walls, masonry brick, and exterior panels. Moss and algae in children’s play areas and soft play areas posed potential safety hazards and therefore they needed professional cleaning rendered walls. Additionally, efflorescence staining and graffiti further impacted the overall appearance of the school. The client required professional solutions to revitalise the building, maintain a clean and safe environment, and meet the strict budgetary requirements.

How did we approach it?

APT engaged in detailed discussions and conducted a comprehensive site survey with the client management team to understand the unique challenges and requirements fully. The safety of the children and staff was of utmost importance, so a meticulous approach was necessary to minimise disruptions during school hours. Collaborating with the council’s building surveyor team, APT developed a detailed project plan and arranged the use of specialised lift access equipment for efficient and safe cleaning.

What was the solution?

The first step in the process was conducting a test area sample to agree upon the desired finish standard for the k rend cleaning. we utilised our environmentally-friendly and highly effective product, Algae Free, to treat affected surfaces and remove unsightly algae growth and for professionally cleaning rendered walls and other surfaces. Our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals supply eco-friendly, super-concentrated products nationwide. To prevent damage to the k render coating, super-heated steam cleaning systems were employed during the algae removal process.

For graffiti removal, we applied our specially formulated graffiti removal product, Wipe Out Gel to restore the cleanliness and appearance of the school’s walls. Moss on pathways was treated and effectively removed using high-pressure jet washing methods. Throughout the entire cleaning rendered walls project, APT maintained a flexible approach to accommodate the constant movement of children, staff, and other contractors during the working day.

What was the outcome?

The cleaning rendered walls project was executed to the highest standards, meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations. The rendered walls regained their original cleanliness and vibrancy after the algae removal and k rend cleaning process. Moss and algae were successfully eradicated from play areas, ensuring a safer environment for the students.

Graffiti was eliminated, restoring the professional appearance of the school’s walls. The efflorescence staining on masonry was removed, contributing to the overall enhancement of the school’s aesthetic. APT’s thorough and thoughtful approach ensured minimal disruption to school activities and created a positive impact on the learning environment.

Client Testimonial

APT once again showcased their expertise by successfully completing a challenging project. Instead of opting for costly cladding renewal at £40,000, APT skillfully restored it to a nearly new condition, resulting in significant savings. Highly recommended!”

Matthew Touhig – Property Manager, Torfaen Borough Council

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At APT, we understand that every project is unique, which is why we offer tailored solutions to meet your specific requirements. Our extensive experience in industrial cleaning ensures that we use the most effective techniques and eco-friendly products to achieve remarkable outcomes. With our services, you can save time and resources, while also preserving the integrity of your surfaces.

Don’t compromise on the cleanliness and maintenance of your property. Contact APT today and let us take care of all your cleaning needs. Trust us to revitalize your premises and create a cleaner, safer, and more inviting environment for everyone. Experience the difference that our professional cleaning services can make!