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Facade Protection and Refurbishment, Monument Preservation and cleaning

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The first phase of the project to renovate the inner courtyards involved cleaning and repairing masonry in the courtrooms used by chancellors and government officials in the House of Lords. Special cleaning methods were required for the windows of the Royal Gallery. Temporary protection and vibration monitoring were necessary in order to eliminate any risk of damage to the wall painting “The Death of Nelson” by Irish artist Daniel Maclise, as well as ensuring that the House of Lords could continue with its sittings uninterrupted. Remmers Clean Galena was the perfect solution because it can be applied and removed by hand without the need for machinery or pressurised water.

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Crossrail Station Abbey Wood, London

London SE2 9HA

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Wood Preservation, Fire Protection & Wood

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The old station building was demolished in May 2015 because it had become too small for the volume of passengers passing through. The roof of the new building is shaped like a manta ray. The laminated beams had to provide structural stability, as well as satisfying the most exacting aesthetic demands.

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Head above Water, London

London

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Wood Coatings, Coating for Windows and Wood Elements

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This wooden sculpture of a human head floated above the Thames, where it was exposed to the ravages of the weather. Since it was only on display for the two-week run of the design festival, long-term wood preservation was not necessary. Moisture protection was applied, and the decision was taken to dispense with a finishing coat. In addition to the protective properties, sustainability was also vitally important.

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Westminster Hall, London

London

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Facade Protection and Refurbishment

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Some 200 years’ worth of dirt and soot had accumulated on the internal walls of Westminster Palace. The imposing natural stone walls needed to be cleaned without this causing any damage to the building. In order to ensure that all the scaffolding could be dismantled within six hours to allow important events to go ahead, the project had to be divided up into sections – but the divisions between sections needed to be completely invisible in the end result. In addition, artist Jorge Otero-Pailos planned to use a 50-metre length of the latex skin from the cleaning project in his exhibition “The Ethics of Dust”. This project required close collaboration between the renovators and the artist.

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ArcHaus and Ducati, Peterborough

PE8 6JN Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Facade Protection and Refurbishment

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Damage caused by salts and excessive cracking could be seen on the facade. The render was crumbling and the brickwork underneath was visible. Graffiti had been daubed all over the building.