EXPERTISE

Stone and Brick Restoration

Barwin provide a full sourcing and matching service for bricks and stone. We are able to replicate stone or brick regardless of the profile or material. We always use materials of the highest quality. We encompass the following services within this field:

  • Reconstituted stone repairs in-situ
  • Installation of natural stone indents
  • Fixing of natural stone cladding
  • Hand carving to natural stone
  • Re-running of moulded reconstituted stone profiles and projections
  • Stone Preservation
  • Stone Repointing

Concrete Repairs and Protection

Barwin provide a full sourcing and matching service for bricks and stone. We are able to replicate stone or brick regardless of the profile or material. We always use materials of the highest quality. We encompass the following services within this field:

  • Reconstituted stone repairs in-situ
  • Installation of natural stone indents
  • Fixing of natural stone cladding
  • Hand carving to natural stone
  • Re-running of moulded reconstituted stone profiles and projections
  • Stone Preservation
  • Stone Repointing

Brickwork

Barwin developed a method to undertake brick refacing resulting in many cost effective and successful contracts. The standard achieved in this field has even allowed our methods to be used and approved by English Heritage and conservation bodies. Our skilled team can match both the colour and profile of almost any brick. 

  • Restoration in-situ of flat facing, moulded profile, dental and gauged/rubbed bricks
  • Restoration in-situ of brick coping sections
  • Complete reforming of gauged arched brickwork
  • Specialist pointing to match the original

Structural Waterproofing

Through our many affiliations with leading product suppliers we offer the following waterproof render systems, many backed by 10-year guarantees.  We are approved to use the following systems / tanking materials:

  • Sika 1 waterproof system
  • Sovereign Chemicals
  • Tam Injection System
  • Ronocrete
  • Fosroc
  • Weber SBD

Specialist Rendering Systems

We offer full survey service including thermal calculations (R-values) through to professional installation of the required system.

There are various finishes available including painted, through colour, brick effect render systems, SBD Weber and Envirowall.

We also undertake stucco rendering, including ashlar, rusticated and profiled finishes.

Structural repairs

Barwin offer a full range of structural repairs and solutions that are cost effective and non-intrusive.

  • Steel replacement and treatment
  • Helifix systems installation
  • Resin injection
  • Concrete repairs
  • Rebuilding

Drone surveys

For surveys that require working at height, which would generally require the costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access, Barwin can quickly produce a detailed report using drone technology.

Our innovative, unique solution allows us to make an instant analysis, to give you a faster repair time, and create a significant cost-saving and doesn’t need anyone to take a step off the ground. This method causes no disruption and health & safety risks are low.

We can take a detailed view at very close proximity to areas that may be fragile or where there is a high health and safety risk. Barwin especially recommend use of drone surveys at occupied buildings or old, historic structures, where erecting scaffold would be inconvenient, expensive and time consuming.

Stone and Brick Cleaning

Barwin are committed to sympathetic cleaning methods. We always assess the requirements of both the client and the building fabric before commencing any project. We choose the finest cleaning methods to minimise deterioration of a building façade, structure or monument.

We are fully approved certified users of TORC and DOFF systems by Stonehealth. We are also experts in chemical cleaning; nebulous sprays/multiple spray systems; cuprid poultice removal of copper or bronze staining; grit blasting; chemical and poultice stripping and high- and low-pressure abrasive cleaning.

DOFF System Cleaning

For surveys that require working at height, which would generally require the costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access, Barwin can quickly produce a detailed report using drone technology.

Our innovative, unique solution allows us to make an instant analysis, to give you a faster repair time, and create a significant cost-saving and doesn’t need anyone to take a step off the ground. This method causes no disruption and health & safety risks are low.

We can take a detailed view at very close proximity to areas that may be fragile or where there is a high health and safety risk. Barwin especially recommend use of drone surveys at occupied buildings or old, historic structures, where erecting scaffold would be inconvenient, expensive and time consuming.

TORC system cleaning

The TORC system is a complete stone cleaning system, designed and sold exclusively by Stonehealth. It’s an evolution of the Jos system that was introduced to the market over 20 years ago.

TORC removes carbon sulphation, lime & cement based paints, paint residues, some old oil based paints, bitumen and limescale.

Coatings and Graffiti Removal

Graffiti can be seriously damaging to the structure of the building fabric and aesthetics.

Barwin provide comprehensive graffiti and coatings removal services: biodegradable paint softeners, TORC and DOFF system coatings removal, blast cleaning, poultice-based treatment depending on the type of brick or stonework.

To help protect the building surfaces from graffiti damage recommend applying an anti-graffiti coating. This seals the pores of the brick or stone surfaces enabling the graffiti to be easily removed.

Bronze Cleaning and Restoration

Barwin carry out the restoration of bronze statues and monuments when the original patina has deteriorated.

Using techniques such as TORC or DOFF systems, we remove deterioration, oxidation and corrosion. Re-patination is then carried out in the traditional manner to restore the original patina.

Finally, we apply a wax coating with soft burnishing brushes and the statue is buffed between applications of protective Microcrystalline wax.

Abseiling

Barwin offer ‘rope access method’ cleaning, repair and decorating solutions as well as surveys, to provide a time saving and cost-efficient alternative to costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access.

Our technicians are trained and experienced in many different skills to provide a comprehensive service ranging from the smallest cleaning or repair tasks through to complete façade refurbishment of building blocks. We produce detailed surveys, contract specifications and site inspection reports followed by a written quotation. 

All contracts undertaken by Barwin are comprehensively covered under the company’s Employee and Public liability insurance. No permit is required for height access by abseiling. Unlike scaffolding all abseiling equipment can be taken away when not in use or after a day’s work and doesn’t incur extra fees.

Stone and Brick Restoration

Barwin provide a full sourcing and matching service for bricks and stone. We are able to replicate stone or brick regardless of the profile or material. We always use materials of the highest quality. We encompass the following services within this field:

  • Reconstituted stone repairs in-situ
  • Installation of natural stone indents
  • Fixing of natural stone cladding
  • Hand carving to natural stone
  • Re-running of moulded reconstituted stone profiles and projections
  • Stone Preservation
  • Stone Repointing

Concrete Repairs and Protection

Barwin provide a full sourcing and matching service for bricks and stone. We are able to replicate stone or brick regardless of the profile or material. We always use materials of the highest quality. We encompass the following services within this field:

  • Reconstituted stone repairs in-situ
  • Installation of natural stone indents
  • Fixing of natural stone cladding
  • Hand carving to natural stone
  • Re-running of moulded reconstituted stone profiles and projections
  • Stone Preservation
  • Stone Repointing

Brickwork

Barwin developed a method to undertake brick refacing resulting in many cost effective and successful contracts. The standard achieved in this field has even allowed our methods to be used and approved by English Heritage and conservation bodies. Our skilled team can match both the colour and profile of almost any brick. 

  • Restoration in-situ of flat facing, moulded profile, dental and gauged/rubbed bricks
  • Restoration in-situ of brick coping sections
  • Complete reforming of gauged arched brickwork
  • Specialist pointing to match the original

Structural Waterproofing

Through our many affiliations with leading product suppliers we offer the following waterproof render systems, many backed by 10-year guarantees.  We are approved to use the following systems / tanking materials:

  • Sika 1 waterproof system
  • Sovereign Chemicals
  • Tam Injection System
  • Ronocrete
  • Fosroc
  • Weber SBD

Specialist Rendering Systems

We offer full survey service including thermal calculations (R-values) through to professional installation of the required system.

There are various finishes available including painted, through colour, brick effect render systems, SBD Weber and Envirowall.

We also undertake stucco rendering, including ashlar, rusticated and profiled finishes.

Structural repairs

Barwin offer a full range of structural repairs and solutions that are cost effective and non-intrusive.

  • Steel replacement and treatment
  • Helifix systems installation
  • Resin injection
  • Concrete repairs
  • Rebuilding

Drone surveys

For surveys that require working at height, which would generally require the costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access, Barwin can quickly produce a detailed report using drone technology.

Our innovative, unique solution allows us to make an instant analysis, to give you a faster repair time, and create a significant cost-saving and doesn’t need anyone to take a step off the ground. This method causes no disruption and health & safety risks are low.

We can take a detailed view at very close proximity to areas that may be fragile or where there is a high health and safety risk. Barwin especially recommend use of drone surveys at occupied buildings or old, historic structures, where erecting scaffold would be inconvenient, expensive and time consuming.

Stone and Brick Cleaning

Barwin are committed to sympathetic cleaning methods. We always assess the requirements of both the client and the building fabric before commencing any project. We choose the finest cleaning methods to minimise deterioration of a building façade, structure or monument.

We are fully approved certified users of TORC and DOFF systems by Stonehealth. We are also experts in chemical cleaning; nebulous sprays/multiple spray systems; cuprid poultice removal of copper or bronze staining; grit blasting; chemical and poultice stripping and high- and low-pressure abrasive cleaning.

DOFF System Cleaning

For surveys that require working at height, which would generally require the costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access, Barwin can quickly produce a detailed report using drone technology.

Our innovative, unique solution allows us to make an instant analysis, to give you a faster repair time, and create a significant cost-saving and doesn’t need anyone to take a step off the ground. This method causes no disruption and health & safety risks are low.

We can take a detailed view at very close proximity to areas that may be fragile or where there is a high health and safety risk. Barwin especially recommend use of drone surveys at occupied buildings or old, historic structures, where erecting scaffold would be inconvenient, expensive and time consuming.

TORC system cleaning

The TORC system is a complete stone cleaning system, designed and sold exclusively by Stonehealth. It’s an evolution of the Jos system that was introduced to the market over 20 years ago.

TORC removes carbon sulphation, lime & cement based paints, paint residues, some old oil based paints, bitumen and limescale.

Coatings and Graffiti Removal

Graffiti can be seriously damaging to the structure of the building fabric and aesthetics.

Barwin provide comprehensive graffiti and coatings removal services: biodegradable paint softeners, TORC and DOFF system coatings removal, blast cleaning, poultice-based treatment depending on the type of brick or stonework.

To help protect the building surfaces from graffiti damage recommend applying an anti-graffiti coating. This seals the pores of the brick or stone surfaces enabling the graffiti to be easily removed.

Bronze Cleaning and Restoration

Barwin carry out the restoration of bronze statues and monuments when the original patina has deteriorated.

Using techniques such as TORC or DOFF systems, we remove deterioration, oxidation and corrosion. Re-patination is then carried out in the traditional manner to restore the original patina.

Finally, we apply a wax coating with soft burnishing brushes and the statue is buffed between applications of protective Microcrystalline wax.

Abseiling

Barwin offer ‘rope access method’ cleaning, repair and decorating solutions as well as surveys, to provide a time saving and cost-efficient alternative to costly scaffolding or powered (cherry picker/scissor lift) access.

Our technicians are trained and experienced in many different skills to provide a comprehensive service ranging from the smallest cleaning or repair tasks through to complete façade refurbishment of building blocks. We produce detailed surveys, contract specifications and site inspection reports followed by a written quotation. 

All contracts undertaken by Barwin are comprehensively covered under the company’s Employee and Public liability insurance. No permit is required for height access by abseiling. Unlike scaffolding all abseiling equipment can be taken away when not in use or after a day’s work and doesn’t incur extra fees.