1. 1Floor Shot Blasting

    FLOOR SHOT BLASTING

    Floor Shot Blasting machines were developed to make shot blasting dust free.

    Steel shot is fed by gravity through a control valve into an impellor. The impellor turning at high speed throws the steel shot through an adjustable opening at high velocity and at a specific angle on to the surface, over which the self propelled machine is travelling.
    The steel shot impacts the surface and bounces off, as it does so material from the surface whether this is contaminants, coatings or the surface material itself is abraded. Loose material together with the shot is drawn up into the machine by the airflow created by the vacuum unit.
    Brush seals enclose the blast head to the surface and air is drawn in through and under the brushes from the surface to ensure no shot or material from the blast head escapes into the atmosphere.

    The debris and shot is drawn up into the separation chamber and by using a dual cyclone and magnetic separation process, the debris is drawn off to the dust collector and the shot is recycled back to the blast head.

  2. 2Woodworm Treatment

    WOODWORM TREATMENT

    WOODWORM INFESTATION

    Left untreated wood boring insect infestation will cause damage and weaken timber eventually compromising the integrity of the wooden structure. Our woodworm treatment service will after a thorough survey  assess the extent of any existing problem and provide a report as to the type of insect present. At this stage it is important to check for associated problems i.e. wood rot, damp, or timbers that may need repairs or replacing.

    As a company used to surface preparation we can gently remove any surface coatings before woodworm treatment commences. We would generally use low pressure sandblasting to Conservation Officer standards, so listed buildings do not present any problems. Sometimes the presence of wood boring insects is obvious but by this time damage will already have occurred. It can be hard to identify the type of woodworm and the extent of the problem without a full free survey, the surfaces need to be clean and free from previous coatings.

    30 year guarantee

     

     

     

     

  3. 3Paint Removal

    DELICATE PAINT REMOVAL

    PAINT REMOVAL

    It is possible to strip an old coating from period oak, brick or stone with the same equipment and pressures that would be perfect for a rusty iron barge. Large air compressors and incorrect blast media will certainly perform the task. Unfortunately, the iron in the blast media will react with the tannin in the oak causing further staining, and the damage will be severe. An extreme example but sandblasting brick or stone that has an unstable surface will result in irreparable damage. Unlike most trades once the wrong surface preparation method is chosen it is virtually impossible to reinstate. We have worked closely with planning and conservation officers on delicate projects that require testing procedures. It is important determine which method will achieve the desired results without the negative side effects such as damage, pollution, noise, excess waste and cost. Our methods include, infra red, non toxic paint softeners, super heated water and many more. Removing paint requires thorough testing to determine the advantages and disadvantages before making a final choice. Official English Heritage Sub Contractors.

     

  4. 4Oak Beam Cleaning

    OAK BEAM CLEANING

    OAK BEAM CLEANING KENT & SUSSEX  Timber frames such as oak need care when undertaking surface restoration. There are a number of cleaning processes that result in a clean surface, but it is the manner of how that is achieved. The condition of the surface after stripping wood is the most important factor. Painted beams may have beetle damage under the coating. The surface may seem sound but, unfortunately, the larvae burrow just beneath the surface. Any forceful cleaning will penetrate the thin layer of wood to reveal the insect paths and change the profile of the surface forever. Our aim is to make sure that project managers, architects and clients are completely satisfied with the test results before embarking on any project.

    GREEN OAK CLEANING KENT & SUSSEX Tannin and water stains on new timber frames are not the desired look, sandblasting with the correct equipment and blast media creates a very suitable profile to both band-sawn and planed finish oak frames. The planed finish green oak will change slightly in profile not being as silky smooth as the original planed surface but much smoother than the rough and undulating sawn finish.

  5. 5Brick & Stone Cleaning

    BRICK AND STONE CLEANING

    BRICK AND STONE CLEANING

    Brick and stone cleaning techniques have changed in recent years and are working alongside new products that have been developed to help in the removal of surface contaminants. Until recently facade cleaning was generally cost and ‘bright’ surface’ driven. This lead to crossover companies carrying out harsh cleaning methods with inadequately trained staff using techniques the were inappropriate for a particular brick or stone cleaning project. Due to the different types of brick and stone, cleaning methods will vary according to the surface pollutants present. We have developed a number of processes to suit different applications.

    The most important aspect of surface cleaning is achieving a clean surface without disrupting the substrate.
    Projects range from moss, algae, fungi and biological matter removal as well as other common problems of dirt, carbon pollution, and limescale. Our procedure is Examination, Test Cleaning, and Reporting the results.

     

  6. 6Shot Blasting Services

    SHOT BLASTING SERVICES KENT

    SHOT BLASTING KENT – ICATS TRAINED OPERATIVES

    To maintain a high level of performance, the ‘setup’ and choice of equipment is crucial to the success and the cost of the project. Tasks can vary from the partial breakdown of a protective coating leading to corrosion or the complete breakdown of the system, carrying out checks will determine whether to repair or remove the coating completely. In extreme cases, the whole surface breaks down leading to flaking and cracking of the metal. At this stage, it is important to remove all of the oxidation before applying new protective coatings.

    Shot blasting and Hydro Blasting are the first choices but power tools may be needed initially to remove layers of oxidation before surface preparation machinery takes over. Using incorrect calculations and the wrong choice of blast media will severely impact on the quality of the operation and also prove far more costly. Other considerations are the embedded blast debris and trapped salts in the cleaned substrate which will have a negative impact on the subsequent protective paint system if not removed.

     

  7. 7Industrial Painters - ICATS

    INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS – ICATS

    INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS – ICATS

    Industrial painting equipment has now caught up with the advances made with the new generation of protective coatings.

    The equipment will vary according to project requirements but quality of application and speed are always a priority. Modern equipment combined with cutting edge industrial paints applied by ICATS trained applicators ensures the protective paint system will give lasting protection.

    As professional industrial painting contractors and surface preparation specialists you can be sure that the paint system will perform to its specification and not breakdown prematurely due to poor preparation or application.


  • Brick & Stone Cleaning

    BRICK AND STONE CLEANING

    BRICK AND STONE CLEANING

    Brick and stone cleaning techniques have changed in recent years and are working alongside new products that have been developed to help in the removal of surface contaminants. Until recently facade cleaning was generally cost and ‘bright’ surface’ driven. This lead to crossover companies carrying out harsh cleaning methods with inadequately trained staff using techniques the were inappropriate for a particular brick or stone cleaning project. Due to the different types of brick and stone, cleaning methods will vary according to the surface pollutants present. We have developed a number of processes to suit different applications.

    The most important aspect of surface cleaning is achieving a clean surface without disrupting the substrate.
    Projects range from moss, algae, fungi and biological matter removal as well as other common problems of dirt, carbon pollution, and limescale. Our procedure is Examination, Test Cleaning, and Reporting the results.

     

  • Paint Removal

    DELICATE PAINT REMOVAL

    PAINT REMOVAL

    It is possible to strip an old coating from period oak, brick or stone with the same equipment and pressures that would be perfect for a rusty iron barge. Large air compressors and incorrect blast media will certainly perform the task. Unfortunately, the iron in the blast media will react with the tannin in the oak causing further staining, and the damage will be severe. An extreme example but sandblasting brick or stone that has an unstable surface will result in irreparable damage. Unlike most trades once the wrong surface preparation method is chosen it is virtually impossible to reinstate. We have worked closely with planning and conservation officers on delicate projects that require testing procedures. It is important determine which method will achieve the desired results without the negative side effects such as damage, pollution, noise, excess waste and cost. Our methods include, infra red, non toxic paint softeners, super heated water and many more. Removing paint requires thorough testing to determine the advantages and disadvantages before making a final choice. Official English Heritage Sub Contractors.

     

  • Oak Beam Cleaning

    OAK BEAM CLEANING

    OAK BEAM CLEANING KENT & SUSSEX  Timber frames such as oak need care when undertaking surface restoration. There are a number of cleaning processes that result in a clean surface, but it is the manner of how that is achieved. The condition of the surface after stripping wood is the most important factor. Painted beams may have beetle damage under the coating. The surface may seem sound but, unfortunately, the larvae burrow just beneath the surface. Any forceful cleaning will penetrate the thin layer of wood to reveal the insect paths and change the profile of the surface forever. Our aim is to make sure that project managers, architects and clients are completely satisfied with the test results before embarking on any project.

    GREEN OAK CLEANING KENT & SUSSEX Tannin and water stains on new timber frames are not the desired look, sandblasting with the correct equipment and blast media creates a very suitable profile to both band-sawn and planed finish oak frames. The planed finish green oak will change slightly in profile not being as silky smooth as the original planed surface but much smoother than the rough and undulating sawn finish.

  • Woodworm Treatment

    WOODWORM TREATMENT

    WOODWORM INFESTATION

    Left untreated wood boring insect infestation will cause damage and weaken timber eventually compromising the integrity of the wooden structure. Our woodworm treatment service will after a thorough survey  assess the extent of any existing problem and provide a report as to the type of insect present. At this stage it is important to check for associated problems i.e. wood rot, damp, or timbers that may need repairs or replacing.

    As a company used to surface preparation we can gently remove any surface coatings before woodworm treatment commences. We would generally use low pressure sandblasting to Conservation Officer standards, so listed buildings do not present any problems. Sometimes the presence of wood boring insects is obvious but by this time damage will already have occurred. It can be hard to identify the type of woodworm and the extent of the problem without a full free survey, the surfaces need to be clean and free from previous coatings.

    30 year guarantee

     

     

     

     

  • Shot Blasting Services

    SHOT BLASTING SERVICES KENT

    SHOT BLASTING KENT – ICATS TRAINED OPERATIVES

    To maintain a high level of performance, the ‘setup’ and choice of equipment is crucial to the success and the cost of the project. Tasks can vary from the partial breakdown of a protective coating leading to corrosion or the complete breakdown of the system, carrying out checks will determine whether to repair or remove the coating completely. In extreme cases, the whole surface breaks down leading to flaking and cracking of the metal. At this stage, it is important to remove all of the oxidation before applying new protective coatings.

    Shot blasting and Hydro Blasting are the first choices but power tools may be needed initially to remove layers of oxidation before surface preparation machinery takes over. Using incorrect calculations and the wrong choice of blast media will severely impact on the quality of the operation and also prove far more costly. Other considerations are the embedded blast debris and trapped salts in the cleaned substrate which will have a negative impact on the subsequent protective paint system if not removed.

     

  • Floor Shot Blasting

    FLOOR SHOT BLASTING

    Floor Shot Blasting machines were developed to make shot blasting dust free.

    Steel shot is fed by gravity through a control valve into an impellor. The impellor turning at high speed throws the steel shot through an adjustable opening at high velocity and at a specific angle on to the surface, over which the self propelled machine is travelling.
    The steel shot impacts the surface and bounces off, as it does so material from the surface whether this is contaminants, coatings or the surface material itself is abraded. Loose material together with the shot is drawn up into the machine by the airflow created by the vacuum unit.
    Brush seals enclose the blast head to the surface and air is drawn in through and under the brushes from the surface to ensure no shot or material from the blast head escapes into the atmosphere.

    The debris and shot is drawn up into the separation chamber and by using a dual cyclone and magnetic separation process, the debris is drawn off to the dust collector and the shot is recycled back to the blast head.

  • Industrial Painters - ICATS

    INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS – ICATS

    INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS – ICATS

    Industrial painting equipment has now caught up with the advances made with the new generation of protective coatings.

    The equipment will vary according to project requirements but quality of application and speed are always a priority. Modern equipment combined with cutting edge industrial paints applied by ICATS trained applicators ensures the protective paint system will give lasting protection.

    As professional industrial painting contractors and surface preparation specialists you can be sure that the paint system will perform to its specification and not breakdown prematurely due to poor preparation or application.