Conservation and restoration

Permanent protection of valuable cultural assets

Monument preservation is the most prestigious of all building protection disciplines. Be it detailed structural analyses of buildings by the Remmers specialist planning department or special product solutions for durable building protection - the portfolio of the Remmers is diverse. With more than 65 years of experience in monument preservation, we have in-depth expertise in historical construction methods and materials.

The aim of monument preservation is to sustainably preserve cultural monuments. Cultural heritage is extremely important for society so we can identify with our history based on material and perceived historical treasures and form our social identity. Monuments are essential for us all.

Anyone who masters the difficult task of preserving monuments both technically and also with an eye to conserving the substance of the building, are capable of solving probelms that normally occur in problematic monuments. Such as repairing façades, installing permanent waterproofing of buildings, likewise wood preservation.

Thanks to its large inner surface, a layer of dirt is an excellent absorber of moisture and gaseous and particulate-based pollutants. These usually react to the underside of the incrustation and acceleration destruction.

Desalination of natural stone and other mineral building materials with compresses is a recognized procedure that has proven itself on many buildings to significantly reduce the amount of structurally damaged salts in buildings.

The masonry work course has tradition. In the past, brickwork was built by craftsmen and women; the stone format and wall thickness depended on the estimated loads. Today, information about the load bearing capacity is very important for securing and modifying old building substance.

Lots of natural stones contain swelling capable clay minerals. These are usually phyllosilicates whose structure is similar to that of a book. Even when there is little moisture, an electrochemical effect means that they are able to store and also discharge water in their intermediate layers.

The structure of mineral building materials that are exposed to the weather is always weakened. The central task of a consolidation measure is to specifically fill the pore spaces created as a result of the weathering.

The tasks associated with consolidating natural stone are not usually limited to structural strengthening, but also go much further depending on the type and intensity of the weathering.

The Remmers Restoration Mortar system was specially developed for supplementing mineral building materials or replacing them.

Joints in buildings assume a number of functions and therefore need to demonstrate a variety of different properties to meet the respective requirements.

In the past, render acted as a weather protection layer that could be covered with various materials and made to look uniform; later, builders opted for render because of its versatility and adaptability, and also the wide range of application options.

Remmers graffiti protection belongs to the class of semi-permanent graffiti protection systems. Graffiti and paint smears can be removed from treated surfaces easily thanks to the use of hot water high pressure water jet equipment (hygrothermal cleaning).

Since ancient times, buildings and sculptures have sported paint coats and coloured edging. They served (and still serve) as design elements and as a protective and wear-resistant layer. The importance of the protective function has increased in recent times in light of emission-related weathering damage.

Conservation & Restoration

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Article No. 040120

Salt-retaining, WTA-compliant pore undercoat render in the restoration render system for masonry exposed to moisture and salt

Article No. 040220

WTA-compliant restoration render for masonry exposed to moisture and salt

Article No. 041620

WTA-compliant restoration render with especially high sulphate resistance for masonry exposed to moisture and salt

Article No. 067505

Acidic cleaner

Article No. 067201

Acidic cleaner

Article No. 067105

Surfactant solution for removing grime, dirt incrustation, dust, oil and grease deposits

Article No. 066601

Cleaning paste for removing urban dirt

Article No. 136801

Article No. 067603

Special detergent for removing green growth on terraces, stone floors and walls

Article No. 071101

Hydrophobising impregnation in cream form on a silane base

Article No. 061113

Silane-based impregnation in cream form with limited capillary inhibition

Article No. 070313

Silane-based impregnation cream for hydrophobic treatment adapted to specific substrates

Bernhard Remmers Prize

Every two years the Bernhard Remmers Academy awards the Bernhard Remmers Prize in recognition of excellent craftsmanship in the monument preservation field.

At the ‘denkmal’, the European exhibition for restoration, preservation of monuments and urban renewal in Leipzig, awards are presented to craftsmen and women, planners, architects, caretakers and owners of monuments for excellent work in the monument preservation field. In particular craftsmanship of the very highest order is recognised.

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