Facade Refurbishment

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Facade Refurbishment

Facade refurbishment is similar to that of a facelift. Refurbishing elements such as doors, windows, balustrades, rendering and the overall condition of a building can significantly improve its aesthetic appeal and market value.

Why is it needed?

Like aged skin, it becomes necessary for ages and heritage listed sites to receive love and care through facade refurbishment. A complete overhaul or simple upgrade of certain features will ensure the building will withstand weathering and maintain a high quality appearance.

External damage to a facade, such as water ingress, leads to devastating effects on concrete, tiling and steel support structures. When moisture mixes with high levels of carbon dioxide and sulfate in the atmosphere, rust is encouraged to form and spread to cause corrosive damage. Excess exposure to moisture causes tiles to lift and rendering to crack, as well as contributing to a plethora of structural problems. There are many indicators that a building’s facade needs refurbishment, with these common signs to look out for:

  • Crumbling and cracking of rendering
  • Cracking along structural supports and mortar
  • Lifted tiles
  • Lifted paintwork
  • Fluid leaking from cracks and balconies
  • Rust stains appearing

Unfortunately, many buildings suffer the extensive damage from water ingress or simply from poor maintenance. External damage from accidents and weathered materials commonly causes balconies, windows, cladding and rendering to quickly deplete in strength and quality.

How does it work?

Our team is highly trained and focused on providing successful results in facade refurbishment. We offer appropriate waterproofing solutions that repel moisture from the get-go and ensure water won’t penetrate into support structures and surfaces. Creating a customised solution for each client’s needs, we also offer extensive services in upgrading the aesthetic and structural quality of a building’s facade.

Our services include:

  • Replacements of windows and doors
  • Replacements of balconies and balustrades
  • Rendering and refurbishment of dated and damaged buildings
  • Replacement of damaged materials

The experienced team at Rod Finlayson Services have been trusted with facade refurbishments for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on delivering our clients with high quality workmanship and professional service when refurbishing prominent buildings, both old and new.