After several meetings with the client to establish the specific objectives of this cleaning, maintenance and restoration project we were able to get underway with the works. The client’s main concerns were the stone walls surrounding the property which were on the verge of collapse, and that the beautiful old red sandstone which makes up the majority of the buildings surface was restored without damage. As you can see from the images above and below we completed both of these tasks successfully. The walls were dismantled and the excess soil pushing them to the verge of collapse was removed. We were then able to rebuild the wall using the original stone and re-point accordingly.
Next the CEI team lovingly restored the natural slate on the roof leaving it looking fantastic. We stripped and prepared all the woodwork and fascias for painting and proceeded with the painting works producing outstanding results. The CEI team then made professional repairs to the worn out tarmac drive before cleaning it up using hot water and medium pressure. We used a diluted restoration cleaner and hot water with low pressure to assist with the removal of the lichen, dirt, moss and algae present on the red sandstone. Using an airless sprayer we applied a specialist preserver onto the clean sandstone to ensure it stays looking great for longer, and to provide some protection from the elements. A trained eye, our eco - friendly products along with our hot water and adjustable pressure were all that was required to bring back the beautiful deep red colour the customer was looking for. CEI Services also removed some clinging ivy, completed some internal painting and made repairs to the front door.
We believe this large job shows the wide array of skills and the diversity of trade knowledge within our team. When working with old and sensitive surfaces it is important to deal with professionals, CEI have the experience and technical knowledge to produce outstanding results every time.
Fire Restoration Project at The Cumberland Hotel, Workington, Victim of an arson attack in 2010
Following an arson attack at the Cumberland Hotel in Workington, West Cumbria, CEI Services were called in to begin the fire restoration works. This involved cleaning the hallways, staircases and 2 of the bedrooms which were heavily smoke damaged. On the papered walls we used non abrasive sponges and an environmentally friendly liquid spray Delta Activator, to remove the mess. In some areas the smoke residue was extremely thick and we had to use abrasive cloths and sugar soap to reduce it, and then finish off with delta and non abrasive sponges.
In the bathroom we used bleach and eco friendly domestic cleaning products with sponges, cloths and in some areas wire brushes.
On completion we wiped all the surfaces, in every room, with a lemon scented cleaning liquid to reduce the smoke odour.
The owner of the hotel was very pleased with our work and called us after the hotels reopening to thanks us for our efforts. Everyone at CEI Services wishes the Cumberland Hotel all the best for the future.
CEI Services has vast experience of successfully restoring fire and flood damaged properties on a commercial and domestic basis.
Liverpool - Domestic Property Cleaning, Painting and Restoration Works
Mr Hassen - Property Owner:
"CEI made every attempt to meet our needs and were excellent not only in the standard of the final completion of the job they undertook, but also in the positive and responsive manner they conducted supportive communication from 3,500 miles for us here living overseas. A very professional outfit that give high quality value for your money. We would have no hesitation re-hiring them again for similar work."
CEI Services completes works of this nature on a monthly basis throughout the UK. We have chosen to highlight this particular job because the client was on the other side of the world throughout the whole process. We believe it highlights our communication excellence, along with our desire to exceed our clients expectations.