In 1997 Tom Carson introduced gommage into Australia in partnership with Jean Delaporte from Thomann Hanry when they tendered on and won the contract to clean the first stage of the St. Mary’s Cathedral restoration before the Sydney 2000 Olympics. We have since completed 4 stages of this magnificent example of Neo Gothic Architecture as well as numerous other landmark buildings.
The photos shown here are of the Scot’s Church Redevelopment which was an abandoned church and office complex in the heart of Sydney. HBS cleaned and restored the façade. The before shots show how dirty the façade was before cleaning with façade gommage®.
The other photos are of the Supreme Court which HBS cleaned for the Department of Commerce. It was chosen because it was another example of the effectiveness of this system.
Façade Gommage® is currently being used to clean the stonework at the Central Station Viaduct and Clocktower.