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This document provides an introduction to the cleaning of clay brickwork. Prevention is better than cure and by following good practice during the design and build process, many staining issues can be avoided.
Post-construction it may be necessary to address issues arising from follow-on trades, water ingress, dirt and detritus, which will require cleaning and treatment.
This is an initial guide aimed at the general public and members of the construction profession. As brickwork staining can result from a large number of sources, this document is not intended to be a comprehensive document for cleaning professionals but rather, a summary of the key issues and a guide to further information if required.