Professional Customers – Architects, Contractors, Planners and Conservation Officers
Over the last five years WGL Stoneclean Ltd has worked for the following main contractors across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Teeside:
We are now certified by ISG, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindal and FHM (Frank Haslam Milan) under their respective sub-contractor approval schemes.
Projects undertaken ranged from a few hundred pounds to over 300K. All of these contractors demanded the following qualities from their sub-contractor:
- Professional Project Management to bring the project in on time and on budget.
- A company wide commitment to Health and Safety.
- A sub-contractor committed to continuing training.
- A sub contractor capable of delivering innovative and eco-friendly processes.
WGL Stoneclean have met and exceeded these requirements in all instances. Prior to work commencing on a major refurbishment job we will, with agreement and once access is available re-survey the building to establish a revised schedule of work with the CA and main contractor. We will also ensure that any potential variations encountered once work has commenced are reported back electronically to the relevant QS for a speedy decision to be reached. Payment applications and invoicing will be raised as major and readily identifiable stages are completed, in order that progress can be quickly checked. We have sufficient personnel and financial resources to ensure that should we encounter unexpected delays during the project we can bring the job back onto schedule with minimum disruption.
Our companys Health and Safety Policy is available on this website for ready downloading. The Policy is regularly reviewed by our Health and Safety advisor Tracey Ellis of Worksafe Consultancy. Prior to commencing work all WGL Stoneclean teams will supply site management with site specific Method Statements and Risk Assessments. Health and Safety issues are regularly raised at our weekly Monday morning meetings for all personnel covering the issues of the week. WGL Stoneclean is a Constructionline approved sub-contractor, and has been for the last seven years.. All WGL Stoneclean electrical equipment is regularly PAT tested and all our blast pots inspected annually.
The companys commitment to training is illustrated by the award of four NVQ Level II Certificates in Facade Restoration to our operatives. These certificates were four of the first 25 certificates awarded in the UK. Two level III certificates in Facade Restoration which they now gold Gold CSCS cards for, our operatives also hold IPAF Certification for the use of truck mounted, self propelled and scissor lift operation, PASMA and Level III award in Understanding repair and maintenance of traditional pre 1919 buildings. Copies of these cards are available on request. Over the last five years, in-house training courses have covered the use of specialist cleaning equipment for both abrasive blasting and super-heated steam generators, scaffold tower erection, working at height regulations, Vibration at work Regulations, Management of Hazardous Chemicals, Maintenance and Inspection of Plant and Equipment.
In the last five years we have tackled and developed a number of innovative procedures to complement our core activities. They include:
- The use of electronic spectral photometers to colour match mortars.
- The use of Ultra Sonically stimulated nozzles for dust suppression for internal abrasive grit blasting.
- The use of special oil and dust pressure regulators during blasting.
- The use of special developed wet head nozzles that allow us to dry blast within a water cone thereby suppressing all dust problems a project developed for blasting works within H M Prisons.
- The adapted use of vibratory and orbital cutters for narrow joint raking out operations.
- The use of motor vehicle bodywork technology for heritage tile repair.
- The use of mild acid washes with super-heated steam to reduce acid concentrations and dwell times thereby, delivering a greatly reduced impact on the environment.
- Procedures for handling and recycling lead bearing dust debris from blasting operations.
- The use of very soft abrasives for the cleaning of heavily stained Portland Stone facades.
- The use of modified mortars and stainless steel fixings for brick and stone repairs.
- The use of peelable PVC brushed coatings to protect glazing and external building furniture.
- The use of steel strapping for column re-enforcement.
- The use of acrylics in stone reconstruction.
- The use of stone “consolidators” to strengthen sandstone.