façade gommage® is the new approach that lifts decades of dirt in days

Typically, when prioritising maintenance and upkeep works, building owners and facilities managers favour the low-hanging fruit of interior re-fits and renovation over external works.

Understandably so, when one considers the duration of conventional steam, water and chemical-based cleaning processes on often extensive shopfronts, all of which entail cladding the building in scaffolding for months on end. Unsightly, disruptive and a deterrent for potential shoppers, all façade cleaning processes require scaffolding – all, that is, except one.

Thomann-Hanry®’s façade gommage® offers a swift, economical and environmentally sound alternative. Working from a lorry-mounted hydraulic boom, inert, fine powders are projected under low pressure across the surface of the building, erasing layers of accumulated dirt to reveal stonework and masonry as it first appeared.

Gentle, agile and non-disruptive, the beauty of facade gommage® lies in its versatility. As effective on modern buildings as it is on historic and heritage structures, such as some of Britain’s most iconic buildings including the Bank of England, Somerset House and King’s College, Cambridge.

The scaffold-free aspect also enables us to accommodate our clients’ time constraints. The cleaning can take place during specific times due to the quick set up and speed of cleaning, meaning guests aren’t inconvenienced – and clients don’t think the premises are closed.

  • Cleaning is fast and non-intrusive.
  • Business can function as usual.
  • No loss of revenue.
  • Minimal or zero disruption to guests and occupants.

Discover how façade gommage® can transform the exterior of your building.