The Natwest Bank building has undergone a significant spring clean over the last 8 weeks. Granite Le Pelley has been employed by their sister company, AFM, to give the well know building on the corner of Bath Street and Phillips Street a bit of a spruce up.
The stone cladding on all exterior elevations underwent a full deep clean using the DOFF cleaning system which uses low pressure and super-heated water as the cleaning agent. This cleaning system was perfect for the building which is made up of white Bulgarian Vratza Limestone with a Spanish Rose Porrino granite plinth as the low amount of water used ensured that the surface treated was not saturated. Using this system also means that fewer chemicals were required.
Once the initial clean was completed, it showed that there were a few areas on the building that required a bit of additional tlc by the way of repairing damaged stone as well as repointing which was also undertaken by Granite Le Pelley.