Real Soda Blasting specialists
APT are a specialist restoration cleaning and repair company with over 30 years’ commercial experience. We have unrivalled knowledge and work on many sensitive historical buildings, monuments, commercial buildings and highway structures.
We use innovative, specialist systems and have the expertise to accommodate all types of cleaning projects from cleaning commercial buildings through to sympathetic works on aged and fragile façades. Our industry-trained and experienced technicians provide a complete holistic solution to clean, restore and preserve any façade.
APT are trusted by many Conservation Architects and Building Surveyors throughout the UK. Our teams have worked with CADW, English Heritage, Landmark Trust, War Memorial Trust and Historic Scotland.
Why is Soda Blasting so Effective?
Blasting soda is an extremely friable and soft material that undergoes micro fragmentation on impact, taking away surface materials without damaging the fabric of your building. Soda particles fracture on impact thus creating energy for a thorough cleaning action, while softening the impact on the substrate. With a hardness comparable to that of talcum powder, it will not scratch or abrade stone, glass, wood, brick or metal.
Our Eco Precision Blast System is revolutionary; it is an environmentally friendly, non-destructive, non-abrasive blasting process using specially formulated granules of natural bicarbonate of soda and controlled amounts of compressed air. No harmful conventional chemical cleaning products are used.
Soda blasting is by far the quickest, safest and most cost effective method to clean and remove decades of pollution, residues, micro-organisms, coatings, paint, graffiti and more.
The Soda Blasting process…
Our soda blasters operate on pressures from as low as 0.5 bar using the New Vortex II Spin Head Nozzle which allows for greater accuracy on very sensitive services.
Our soda blasting equipment is a unique design combined with the latest technology that complies with European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, also known as the PED.
Architectural, historical & period properties
Engineering & components
Food processing facilities
Marine – including anti fouling & hulls
Rail – stations, carriages & tracks
Chrome – without warping thin sheet metal
Sandstone and other stonework
Environmentally friendly – no dangerous solvents, chemicals or harmful abrasives are used. These can seriously damage the fabric of your building and create disposal issues.
Gentle – the blast media are soft and non-abrasive and will not damage the material of your building.
Fast – cleans in a fraction of time compared to traditional cleaning methods, saving you costs while reducing any disturbance to your business.
Rapid clean up – little or nothing needs to be spent to clean up following soda blasting.
Highly versatile – can be used on a multitude of surfaces to remove a multitude of coatings, debris and pollution.
Low pressure system safety – using the unique Vortex II spin head nozzle.
Flammability zero – blasting soda is both non-flammable & non-sparking and can therefore be used safely for leaning in hazardous atmospheres.
Portable – APT operate a mobile soda blasting service and have the access equipment to operate even on the tightest of sites.