Practical Effective Solutions – Supplied & Supported with Genuine Technical Expertise
Restorative Techniques is an innovative supplier of products and systems used in restoration, cleaning, paint and coating removal projects, for the maintenance, conservation and refurbishment of all buildings, including listed structures and heritage sites, all fully supported with genuine technical expertise to help and assist successful project results in building conservation and restoration.
We have considerable, technical and practical experience within the surface conservation and restoration fields, yet we remain totally realistic, recognising that however productive an ‘established’ item of equipment is, it is still distinctly possible to make further improvements and produce something ‘even better’.
Using ‘genuine’ expertise, we have focused on the ever increasing site requirements and needs of the marketplace, by designing a new generation of systems – still very dedicated to sensitive cleaning, but better designed to be used ‘on site‘ and better designed for the operators who have to use them. Close attention has been given to make our new equipment more portable and reliable than ever before. We have set new standards of efficiency in set up, adjustment and movement of equipment around the scaffold and to and from site. The demands of health and safety, risk assessment, COSHH have all made their mark on the standard of these new machines, whilst we have worked even further on improving the controllability and quality of the result.
With environmental considerations and corporate responsibility in mind, we have also designed our new systems to be capable of being repeatedly reconfigured, by utilising a more flexible and modular machinery arrangement. Our systems are constructed for durability and by taking inspiration from the cradle to cradle and cradle to grave concepts, we can ensure our systems can be recommissioned and serviced for longevity, as opposed to machinery that is assembled and designed for limited life, then disposal. We have work hard to ensure that these machines are as productive and efficient as possible, in both energy and water consumption, for example, we are using high efficiency electric motors as standard, or alternatively economical air powered options when we manufacture the systems.
Restorative Techniques is not an ’over the counter’ supplier. We have a strong and ever growing reputation of providing detailed technical support, training, CPD and consultancy to practitioners, architects and specifiers involved with the demands of conservation / restoration contracts. Being experts in the use of safe and effective cleaning and coating removal techniques, we can be engaged to evaluate and produce site trials, reports and aid decision making in specification and implementation. Those using, or specifying the Restorative Techniques range of equipment and products, are supported with full technical expertise, that can be provided through on-site and/or remote technical support, including evaluation trials and reports, training and documentation.
Purchasers of machinery are provided with advice and support, including periodical free update training to help ensure operators are kept informed of changes in regulation and best practice. We frequently get asked for details of recommended / approved operators, by architects and main contractors, which we then pass on as referrals, by supplying contact details of contractors, that we regard are best suited to a particular project enquiry.
Jamie Fairchild who worked as a Materials Engineer during his career at Wimpey Minerals (1983-94) involved in the testing, production and quality control of quarry products and from 1994-2009 as full time Technical Director of Stonehealth Ltd. is involved with a number of colleges and teaching organisations, he is a tutor at West Dean College namely for the ‘Masonry Cleaning’ and ‘Concrete Conservation’ Master Classes and has contributed the cleaning and coatings section of the forthcoming English Heritage Practical Conservation Handbook, ‘Concrete’. Restorative Techniques is frequently being called upon, to undertake cleaning, or paint / coating removal trials and technical reports for a number of architectural practices and national bodies across the UK.
Restorative Techniques supplies machinery and products for the safe and effective conservation and restoration of surfaces and substrates, within the wide range of architectural and industrial applications.