ABOUT USWe are a UK based company offering products and consultancy for sensitive stonework restoration and conservation.
Stonehealth was set up by Brian Crowe in the 1980s as a supplier to the building, conservation and restoration trades with ethical and reliable products. One of our first products was the revolutionary JOS system which is now replaced by the more effective TORC system. TORC is hugely effective in removing carbon sulphation, limescale, cementitious and lime-based paints.
We are also responsible for the DOFF system, which removes most paints and other coatings and biological growth without the need to use a biocide.
We supply a wide range of other effective stone cleaning and repair products including ‘safe to use’ chemicals. For example our Cleanfilm product is used for internal cleaning without the use of water and we also offer stone and brick repair materials and poultices for stain removal etc.
We manufacture and supply stone and masonry cleaning products to building restoration contractors. We support contractors through training in the use of our specialist systems and maintain an approved list of those companies and their operatives who work responsibly.
We support architects, surveyors, conservation officers and other specifiers with trials, testing, feasibility studies and CPD as well as through our list of approved contractors.
In addition to operating in the UK and Ireland, our activities have extended worldwide including; Europe, Australia, Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East.
MEET THE KEY PLAYERS
The people at the head of operations for Stonehealth Ltd.
My career commenced in sales and proceeded through marketing, general management to Board level with an international slant with a number of small and large companies operating in the textile, agro chemical and toy industries. Together with Eileen we founded Stonehealth in the mid 1980’s since when the Company has influenced the knowledge and attitude of building cleaning with the introduction of innovative products that have been used on many notable buildings both in the UK and overseas. In recent years there has been a number of personnel changes that has resulted in a much improved customer focused team that has moved the Company forward. In considering the future succession of the business some of the key personnel have been appointed Directors.
Director & Company Secretary
An intensive two year Business Studies course gave me excellent grounding in the day to day running of a business. I met and married Brian Crowe and together we introduced the JOS system into the U.K. trading then as Crowe & Company. The great potential of our machines to the cleaning industry was soon apparent so Stonehealth Limited was formed in the mid 1980’s and Incorporated in 1989. The introduction of the updated JOS into the TORC and the marvellous DOFF systems together with some innovative safe chemicals have over the years contributed to the continued success and steady growth of the Company, especially so with the “dream team” that we now have.
When I left school, rather than join the family business I decided to make my own way and spent 20 years working successfully as a chef in a variety of restaurants in England and Australia. I decided a change was needed and started working alongside a traditional builder utilising TORC and DOFF systems from Stonehealth to carry out cleaning contracts. 10 years ago I decided to join the company. I have become specialised in the use of poultices and consulting on the best way to remove unwanted matter from various surfaces. I have developed a CPD for Architects which has been approved by RIBA. I have seen the business grow from a small enterprise to one of the leading names in the stone cleaning industry and feel very proud to be a part of it.
I’ve been with Stonehealth now since 2011, I have a solid grounding in Engineering and joined Stonehealth from a large National Plant Hire firm. I joined Stonehealth as Workshop Manager I found a company that was as keen to excel as I am. Now with several hundred Trials and Demonstrations completed and more by the day, I have a good understanding of the product and how best to satisfy our customer’s needs. With the support and expertise of Stonehealth and now an excellent product range to work with the rest as they say – is history.
This motivation has empowered us as a team and now with the opening of our new premises, we are a long way to fulfilling the vision which I have promised myself.
I’ve been with Stonehealth now since 2009, I am an experienced and practical engineer working within Engineering since 1973, I have worked for small family firms to huge multinationals , the civil service, education and as a self employed consultant.
I am hungry for practical perfection and use my skills to both improve and refine existing equipment whilst continually working towards new and ground breaking designs to keep Stonehealth at the very top of our game.
The confidence and freedom which Stonehealth have granted me, coupled with the backing and encouragement the company has invested in me, have allowed many new and exciting possibilities to become a reality!
OUR PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN USED EXTENSIVELY ON HIGH PROFILE PROPERTIES ACROSS THE UK
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