Cladding Restoration

In construction sector terms Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer. This skin provides a degree of thermal insulation, operates as a control element for noise and provides excellent weather resistance. Cladded substrates are comprised of a variety of materials, predominately however in the UK we see their construction being of either metal, brick, vinyl or composites.

Property owners often invest heavily in Cladding , not only for the reasons noted above but because few decorative substrates can provide a recognisable corporate image in the way that a substantial cladded building can. Its an expensive commodity that is by its very nature exposed to the elements and over time it will benefit from regular maintenance.   

Our clients often engage us to restore and renovate cladded surfaces using decorative solutions. Modern coatings are specifically designed and manufactured to offer economical and effective solutions to refurbish and protect cladded surfaces. Our preferred product is described by the manufacturer, as follows: "Crown’s Trade Fast Drying Cladding Finish has been specifically developed to adhere to pre-coated and weathered metal cladding and other external features that have become dull or discoloured over time. The water-based, single pack coating breathes new life into exteriors – transforming metal cladded surfaces with an easy to achieve refurbishment process that offers outstanding protection against the elements." 

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Case Study - John Pye @ Port Talbot

John Pye acquired the property in mid-2017 and were looking to have the site operational by October 2017.Johns were tasked with the External Decoration which included Power wash Cleaning, Preparation and Finish Coating to approx. 3000m² of Cladding.

A full site survey was undertaken and a suitable specification issued. Each process of the project was monitored and signed off prior to the next application being carried out. This giving the client the confidence the works are being progressed correctly and ensuring the specification is being adhered to.

The building was restored from an old Industrial unit to an inviting new auction house and the product was spray applied with the main form of access being MEWPS (Mobile Elevation Platform)

Case Study - Poundstretcher @ Alfreton

Poundstretcher have been a regular client for Johns of Nottingham. Primarily we were asked to carry out minor repairs to the failing roof sheeting and overcoat with a 'Fit for Purpose' product to prevent any future rainwater leaking into the store.

This involved grinding back corroded cladding to a firm and bright edge and applying the Giromax System ensuring no future breakdown of the cladding. Once these works were completed it highlighted the need to enhance the overall visual appearance of the store. Following a deep clean of the cladding Approx. 1600m² was redecorated using Johnstones Steel & Cladding Coating system.

These works were applied by brush and roller due to the close proximity of the car park and to allow the store to continue trading with minimum disruption.