All facade cleaning processes claim to care for building façades. None rivals the eco-friendly façade gommage® for respecting the environment.

Pioneered and patented by Thomann-Hanry®, an innovative technique has re-written the rulebook for environmentally-friendly façade cleaning. Fast, convenient, secure and highly effective, façade gommage® is also the ecologically rational alternative for property owners and managers with a clear vision of their environmental responsibilities.

Following recent work to restore the historic Grade I Listed ‘Gibbs’ Building’ at King’s College, Cambridge, façade gommage® drew high praise from the college’s property management team: “By cleaning masonry without reliance on chemicals, water or detergent, façade gommage® is a preferred choice for the preservation of historical buildings as well as being much faster, cheaper and less disruptive.” A compelling endorsement, underscored by the company’s regular cooperation with Historic England to return many of Britain’s architectural treasures to the splendour of their 18th and 19th century heydays.

Unlike the high volumes of potable water consumed by thirsty nebulous spray, TORC and DOFF systems, façade gommage® uses minimal amounts of water. This is simply recycled through a water curtain to collect the dirt and pollutants rubbed off the surface by ultra-fine powder, projected under low pressure from a boom-mounted cabin. The cleaning powder itself is also eco-friendly, being a chemically inert bi-product of aluminium smelting. Moreover, unlike the waste that’s washed into the drainage system by water-based cleaning processes, the powder-dirt cleaning residues of façade gommage® are filtered, collected and recycled.

Chemical-free and with absolutely no risk to the public or the cleaning operatives themselves, Thomann-Hanry® have developed a cleaning solution that offers unparalleled environmental credentials.

Watch a short video on façade gommage® and its transformational effects,  filmed at Somerset House in London:




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