Hertford East station - Façade deep clean & pest control

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The challenge

Built back in 1888, Hertford East station was listed in 1974 as a Grade II listed building and is one of two extremely busy commuting stations from Hertford to London.
The station facade and its elaborate canopy had become almost entirely brown from years of dust and pollution and in need of deep cleansing and restoration.
As the Tier 1 contractor on this particular contract, J Coffey were aware of our heritage approved surface cleaning expertise and swiftly invited us to quote and ultimately win the project.

What we can do

The full scope of work consisted of:
Deep cleansing of both internal/external brickwork 
Pavement deep clean (yorkstone) at station entrance
Delicate cleansing of ornate sandstone ledges & arches
New pigeon netting installation
Built from a mixture of brick, sandstone and yorkstone, our team had to be extremely delicate to ensure the underlying substrate remained completely intact during cleansing. 
With the use of mobile scaffolding, our RISQs accredited technicians implemented a superheated steam clean of the facade, canopy and paving.
This method was carefully selected as the use of high heat not only allows eradicates dirt, it also eliminates spores and other biological matter within the stone such as algae thus preventing it from returning.
During the cleansing work, our expert pest control technicians began work installing the pigeon netting within the area next to the canopy as well internally within the station.

The outcome

The project was fully complete within allotted time frame at an exemplary standard and with the substrate fully preserved and intact.




Heritage approved steam cleaning

New pigeon netting installation

Before & after: years of dirt & pollution eradicated

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