Large Painting Project, Maldon.

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60 Kings Street, Maldon – Exterior Renovation

Crytal Clear Ltd were approached by Mr and Mrs Bullard after moving into their period property with regards to the exterior painting of the rendering, rain water system and general condition of their property. The render was mainly in a stable condition but had many poor repairs and patch ups over the years, the render also had no drip bead which is designed to help push rain water away from the property. The complete rain water system (gutters etc) were also long past renewal and not fit for purpose. After a close and though inspection of the property we advised that the property was due a complete exterior renevation. This included relaying new render with a drip bead, totally new rain water system, repairing and painting fascias and soffits, painting new render, painting window sells and some other minor tasks that the customer had requested.

Within two weeks of being contacted we had submitted our free no obligation quote with regards to carrying out the work. Crystal Clear Ltd started work on 16th May 2014 organising the complete project from start to finish we arranged a professional scaffolding company to the property, and we supplied a highly skilled professional team of renderers to re-render the property. The final stage of renovation and decoration involved replacing the old rain water system and painting all the exterior property.

We started on the top fascias which were fully sanded with an electric sander to remove all loose flakey and excess paint, then lightly by hand to smooth over the surface. We then treated the wood with a wood preserver to penetrate and seal the wood, then we filled all the holes and joints up, finally we painted all the woodwork with 3 full coats of Bedec Semi Gloss Barn Paint. We then applied a watered down sealing coat of Dulux Masonry Paint to all areas to fully seal the render, then we applied two full top coats of Dulux Masonry paint. The window sells were heavily scraped and sanded to remove all the loose paint and to smooth over the surface, we advised no to fill the slight holes and cracked with regards to the window sells as these defects would add character to the house while still remaining sound. The Floplast rain water system was installed by a fully qualified carpenter.

Crystal Clear Ltd started the project on May 16th and finished on 22nd June, 5 weeks 2 days from start to finish, with glowing feed back from our clients and their family, friends and neighbours with regards to the transformation of the property, we were more than satisified with the final finish of this renovation project.

Crystal Clear Ltd are able to offer a highly skilled professional work force with a keen interest in completing exceptional levels of quality workmanship, and an attention to detail second to none.

Before and After Photos

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House Renovation

Decoration

Render had to be removed. We fully repaired the render, painted and installed new gutters.

Left: badly weathered fascia – right: fully repaired fascia.

Left: before – Right: render finished, fully painted, new gutters.

Left: fascia board with thick unstable paint – Right: fully stripped, sanded, treated fascia.

Left: fascia, treated, filled, 1st coat of Bedec – Right: showing attention to detail, paint being applied underneath the roofing felt.

Left: showing attention to detail, paint being applied underneath the roofing felt – Right: finished fascia.

Left: window ledge sanded – Right: window ledge fully finished.

High Pressure Jet Washing of Period Victorian Property

London Rd, Braintree – High Pressure Jet Washing of Period Victorian Property

Crystal Clear Ltd were required to high pressure clean the rear patio, side path, brick walls, steps and tarmac drive way.

The property dates back to 1906 so being over 100 years old we had to be exceptionally careful when carrying out our cleaning, so not to damage any aged or fragile surfaces. We started with the rear patio area which was a pre-cast concrete flag which was deeply stained by aggressive lichen growth and algae. Added to the difficulty in the cleaning process was the pointing on the patio which was loose and in many areas was missing or broken. We were once again able to produce outstanding results while cleaning the patio, and the client was amazed to see the patio go from dark green back to its original colour.

We then moved down the side cleaning the tarmac path, rendered damp course, pipe conduit and side wall, then out onto the driveway to clean the old London red bricks. The bricks were in a bad condition with a severe attack of lichen, fungi and dirt from the busy road. The bricks were a real challenge to clean as the lichen had really taken hold over along period of time and had deeply penetrated and visibly tarnished the surface of the soft London red bricks.

Our strategy was to first lightly clean all the bricks paying particular attention not to over clean any surface. We then brushed all the bricks with a professional acid based brick cleaner to really work at and agitate the severely infested areas. After 20 minutes we began with the final deep clean of the brickwork going lightly over every area 2 or 3 times (not one heavy clean.) The bricks did eventually come up to our satisfaction as the property was of an older Victorian period it was important to leave the bricks clean, but still retaining the characteristics of an aged Victorian property as requested by the client.

This property is a perfect example for having a light yearly maintenance clean so to avoid the issues of ground in deep lichen, algae, mould and dirt. The property took one person one day to clean, we have listed the exact cleaning process that Crystal Clear Ltd under took. We have also added some before and after cleaning pictures for your attention.

(1)     Prepare and remove any objects i.e. sweep up all leaves, stones, debris etc.

(2)     Cover up and protect any areas such as flower boarders or fencing.

(3)     Fully high pressure jet wash all areas.

(4)     Rinse down all areas.

(5)     Clean any windows or doors.

(6)     Treat any areas if necessary with – Glyphosate commercial weedkiller, or algue and moss treatment.

Mr S Bryant
Company Director

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Commercial Window Cleaning – Whitelands Business Centre

Welcome to Crystal Clear Ltd – Commercial Window Cleaning in Chelmsford

Crystal Clear Cleaning Maintenance Ltd have been cleaning windows commercially in the Essex area for many years, we are a committed company with highly skilled expert operatives with the ability to clean windows up to 80 ft. We are Reach and Wash – pure water fed pole experts with training at the British Window Cleaning Academy (BWCA) in Swindon by founder, developer of the Reach and Wash System and expert trainer Craig Malam. This training gives our company the knowledge and expertise that is required of a modern professional window cleaning company. Dating back to 1927 Whitelands is a large Victorian style building comprising numerous offices of various different sizes. In November 2013 Crystal Clear Ltd started external and internal window cleaning services at Whitelands Business Centre.

Eastern Data Group Ltd (EDG) –  8 weekly external clean and 4 monthly internal.

Womens Institute W.I. – We arranged to clean the exterior office windows every 4 weeks and all the internal office windows every 8 weeks.

Essex LMC Ltd – Here we scheduled to clean all the exterior windows every 4 weeks and the interior windows every 8 weeks. Essex LMC have regular meetings with clients so good clean windows letting in more light to brighten up rooms is essential.

Scott Bryant
Company Director

 

 

High Pressure Jet Washing Services

logoCrystal Clear Ltd – High Pressure Jet Washing Services.
Protect and future proof your investment

Crystal Clear Ltd have researched into the highest quality professional jet washing systems on the market today, to ensure we can produce the very highest standards of cleaning for our customers.

Founded in 1974 German manufacturer Kranzle is our choice for high pressure jet washers as they produce quality specialist equipment for professionals. Kranzle products are available exclusively from specialist dealers, and for good reason. If you pose high demands to quality cleaning and function of your machine you will expect professional equipment, service and support as well, therefore you will not find Kranzle jet washers at your local DIY store. Kranzle high pressure jet washers are by far the best we have tested they are heavy duty, powerful units, have outstanding build quality and technical perfection enabling Crystal Clear Ltd to produce incredible cleaning results for our customers.

KRANZLE jet washer

Crystal Clear Ltd also combine Kranzle high pressure jet washers with professional flat surface cleaners (shown below ) which are specifically designed to clean large flat areas such as patios, driveways and decking also vertical surfaces such as walls. The flat surface cleaner is an essential piece of kit as it ensures we can produce an even uniformed finish to the surface being cleaned. Another major advantage of the flat surface cleaner is that while cleaning you totally avoid the unsightly splash up of dirt and water, with this technique all the dirt remains safely underneath the large drum & not all over the surrounding areas. The flat surface cleaner is also more gentle on the area being cleaned as the high pressured water is spread out over a larger cleaning area in a uniformed circular motion.

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The combined cleaning method of the Kranzle pressure washers and flat surface cleaners is simple & very effective, enabling Crystal Clear Ltd to produce exceptional cleaning results for all our customers. Crystal Clear Ltd are able to clean and seal with polyurethane sealants many varied surfaces including patio slabs, block pathing, concrete, roof tiles and bricks.

Crystal Clear Ltd offer a highly flexible, fully insured, guaranteed service that we can tailor to our clients needs, be it a one off clean or an ongoing maintenance clean. If you would like further information on any project or require a free no obligation quote please do not hesitate to contact us we will be glad to help.

Areas Crystal Clear Ltd can clean with Kranzle high pressure jet washers are :- Patios, Driveways, Paths, Roofs, Walls, Decking, Cladding, Garden Furniture, Fences, Play Houses, Car Parks, Cars, Caravans, Out Buildings, Boats, Aircraft, Stables, Farm Equipment, Tennis Courts and much more.

Scott Bryant

Company Director

Blocked Drain Causing Damp Issues

White Elm Rd, Bicknacre.
Blocked drain causing damp issues.

Scott at Crystal Clear Ltd has cleaned our windows for many years. He is at all times professional and trustworthy as well as being communicative and willing to advice. Added to the window cleaning service Crystal Clear Ltd have also maintained our gutters, fascias, soffits.

During a gutter clearing operation Scott discovered a badly blocked gutter down pipe and ground drain that was affecting the drainage of the water on our property. This was causing the side brickwork and surrounding ground works of our property to become very damp. As this area was out of our sight we knew nothing about the blocked drain, this could of potentially given us further more expensive issues in the future.

The team at Crystal Clear Ltd were very professional, polite, reliable, and reasonably priced. The job they completed was efficient and they left the property looking immaculate. We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott and his team at Crystal Clear Ltd for any cleaning or maintenance work.

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The finished repairRepaired drain