If your building exterior is looking a little less vibrant than it once was and you’re looking for a trained, qualified and experienced company that provides SoftWash cleaning throughout the UK, you’re in good hands with the team at Alfresco.

Our team utilises modern cleaning techniques and high grade equipment in order to fully restore your building’s exteriors, elevations and linings. To give you the peace of mind that you’re in good hands with our team, we hold a number of qualification and accreditations, including:

  • SafeContractor Approval
  • A Worksafe Contractor
  • Qualified through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme
  • Check-a-Trade verified
  • Softwash Systems Authorised
  • Recognised by the Safety Schemes in Procurement

What is softwash cleaning?

Softwashing is a cleaning method that removes organic growth and environmental buildup from building exterior, which may have accumulated over time. Unlike pressure washing systems which utilise a high pressure spray to tackle tough grime and dirt, a softwash system uses a chemical solution to remove Biofilms on exterior surfaces.

A Biofilm consists of a group of microorganisms which often stick to exterior surfaces. They can form on living or non-living surfaces. Examples of Biofilm are algae, lichen and mould.

These organic nuisances are by using something called a biocide, which is a chemical substance or microorganism that kills or controls the growth of living organisms. Softwash solution is a highly concentrated biocide which is HSE approved.

Soft washing is so named to easily differentiate it from the often destructive and powerful process of Jet or Power washing.

How softwash cleaning works

Simply put, soft washing is a revolutionary low-pressure treatment process used to deal directly with the root cause of organic staining on building surfaces, it is likened to a pest control rather than a cleaning process, although the bi-product is most definitely a clean and even sanitised surface which will stay cleaner for longer.

Alfresco SoftWash use water-based, biodegradable chemicals on your building. They emulsify dirt and grime, break down bugs nests and webs as well as killing mould, mildew, algae and bacteria, sanitising the surface we are cleaning.

Soft washing uses only one-third the water of pressure washing, lasts Three to Four times longer and doesn’t erode or damage the surface, like pressure washing often can.

Alfresco’s SoftWash division have signed up to SoftWash Systems™ Good Stewards programme which ensures all of our chemicals used for soft washing are:

• Water Based
• Low VOC
• Biodegradable
• Alkaline Stable
• No Bio Accumulation

If you have any exterior stone surfaces from Portland stone walls to Indian Sandstone patios and block driveways, you’re in good hands with the team at Alfresco. We’ve been providing professional stone cleaning in throughout the UK since 1996.

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What People Say

We have been recommending Alfresco Group to our clients for over a year now and will continue to do so. Mark and his team provide an excellent service, with quality results and always deliver on time. Their work ethic is second to none and we look forward to continuing to collaborate.
Athena Stonecare Ltd.
Athena Stonecare L.
12:26 12 Feb 20
Always happy to both use and recommend The Alfresco Group. They are very professional at what they do and give great customer service. Experts in their field, if you want the job done properly, use Alfresco in my oppinion!
leadyman .
leadyman .
00:33 15 Jan 20
fantastic response to a last minute request , Thanks
philip Clare
philip C.
14:10 24 Oct 19
The Alfresco team deliver, everytime, on time and with a pure professional service that puts them ahead of any other company in Oxfordshire and beyond. From initial consultation to final work completion, just amazing service and friendly all the way. Alfresco is out go to company and we highly recommend them for all you cleaning services.
Mark Rayson
Mark R.
08:49 23 Aug 19
Always happy to both use and recommend The Alfresco Group. They are very professional at what they do and give great customer service. Experts in their field, if you want the job done properly, use Alfresco in my oppinion!
12:40 19 Aug 19
We've recommended The Alfresco Group to a number of our own clients, and the feedback has always been incredibly high. Efficient, diligent, great service and very professional, a thoroughly top team to work with.
Katie Elmer
Katie E.
10:24 11 Mar 19
Mark and his team were fantastic when cleaning my building. From the initial survey all the way through to completion nothing was too much trouble and there was minimum disruption to my business. highly reccomended
Nick Denham
Nick D.
09:26 09 Mar 19
As a business we only recommend professional services that reflect our brand, the service Alfresco Group have provided our clients has been positive. With the excellent results they achieve I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.
Ajay Kumar
Ajay K.
22:27 08 Mar 19
I run a double glazing company and it’s great that I have found a company I feel comfortable to put forward to my customers for a roof and gutter treatment before we do a conservatory to stop all the moss falling down on it . But just to be able to recommend a company to keep our new windows clean after we have installed them knowing that the correct chemicals will be used with great care . I am looking forward to seeing what else they can do for us . We would highly recommend the alfresco group
enis evlat
enis E.
21:59 08 Mar 19
Alfresco Group have worked with my company on Numouros occasions. Running a Busy Building company it’s crucial that we have The job done right and to a high standard and our clients are Happy , cannot recommend them enough . Thank You Mark and your Team
lisa haynes
lisa H.
20:25 08 Mar 19

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So, if you’re looking for a qualified, experienced and locally trusted team that provides professional softwash cleaning in Oxford & Oxfordshire areas, get in touch with Alfresco now for a free no obligation quote. Call directly on the number above or send us a message via our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.