APT Client - Travelodge
Client – Travelodge, DTZ Property ManagementNewport, Wales
Project – K Render Cleaning – Clean Algae – Algae Removal

What did the client need?

To clean the whole of the building render and remove and clean algae, green algae growth and black mould growth from the building’s façade in Newport. To ensure that the process used was suitable for the render fabric and when cleaned would not affect the render warranty.

In 1985, Travelodge made history as the inaugural budget hotel brand in Britain following its introduction in the UK, and its first hotel opened in the heart of England at Barton under Needwood. Since then, Travelodge has enjoyed remarkable growth, becoming the largest autonomous hotel brand in the UK. Presently, the brand boasts over 590 hotels with 40,000 guest bedrooms situated in crucial roadside stops, seaside locations, major city centres, and towns across the UK, Ireland, and Spain.

How did we approach Removing & Clean Algae?

As the hotel was in a busy main street, it was essential that consideration was given to pedestrian and client access as well as advising on road traffic management. As APT have managed hundreds of commercial cleaning projects over 30 years we were able to provide the required Health & Safety guidance procedures, allowing the management team to continue with their own tasks.

What was the solution?

We carried out a full property survey with the client management team and discussed the various options and approach to the render cleaning and agree how to clean algae at the Newport Hotel.

Once our surveyor attended site we were asked if our maintenance team could provide solutions for replacement of security grills, cladding and doors. We advised that we could repair rather than replace thus saving the client thousands of pounds.

What we achieved:

  • APT implemented a detailed out flexible approach to operations to accommodate traffic and pedestrians.
  • We used APT’s Specialised, commercial Algae Free to treat the affected areas of the K Render facade. We used our Super Steam Heated equipment to agitate, clean and wash off the render surface.
  • High pressure washers with special oscillating heads were used to strip off old coatings from the cladding.
  • Our commercial painting team treated the steel cladding with anti-rust primers and painted.
  • We Soda Blasted the metal grills and treated with suitable primers and undercoat; it was then top coated with specialist paint.
  • We repaired the exit doors and re-decorated.
  • Pathways were treated and high-pressure jet washers used to remove moss and algae.

What was the outcome?

Due to the specialist nature of the product used along with the equipment, all clean algae and mould growth were removed in a very short space of time, bringing the buildings’ appearance back to new.

APT were able to save DTZ thousands of pounds in being able to renovate the Travelodge in Newport rather than replace many of the surfaces.

Client Testimonial

“APT were engaged to carry out the removal of severe algae and moss staining to the Travelodge building in the centre of Newport City. They advised on several other areas and provided cost saving solutions. The team project planned and delivered exceptional results under our budget cost, will be using on other projects in the future and have no hesitation in recommending them.”

DTZ Property Management

Work with us

If you need your building render cleaning or removal and clean algae in Newport, Cardiff, Cwmbran or Swansea or near you, then call APT, we will advise on the best solution and the most cost-effective price. Our nationwide teams are available to help bring your property back to life and clean algae.