Repointing BedfordPropoint UK are domestic and commercial repointing contractors that are trading standards approved and all work guaranteed. We specialise in pointing for brickwork, stone and all aspects of masonry. We also provide specialist chemical cleaning services for brickwork and sandblasting for stonework. We have many trusted teams and offer our services throughout the UK including the Bedford area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brick repointing is the best value way of restoring the structural condition and appearance of a house, this also forms an essential part in overall and ongoing building conservation. Benefits of Brickwork pointing include:
- Repair the constructural integrity of your outer walls.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your outer walls.
- Improve the appearance of the home.
- Increase the overall value of your building.
- Maintaining the original character of old (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city buildings.
- Improve Saleability
Our Bedford Pointing Team
We have a trusted brickwork repointing and property restorations team for Bedford. We provide brick repointing and other types of building restoration services for both big business premises and residential homes within and surrounding the Bedford area.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Bedford group of hand picked builders have a real knowledge and commitment for the practice of aged exteriors. Our goal is always to recover your brickwork or stone wall exterior to the greatest standard.
The types of buildings vary, so our team use their good building knowledge to select the right traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for every individual property.
Commercial Property Repointing in Bedford
ProPoint UK provide highly rated repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Bedford. We repoint many kinds of business buildings including office buildings, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a large variety of other commercial premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Bedford.
Lime Mortar Repointing Bedford
Some aged brick buildings and walls in Bedford were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the health of a old property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes will probably have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older buildings will likely cause damage to the brickwork (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your external brickwork, it usually cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Bedford. Your property might need scaffolding, this can increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. New repointing work should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
You will avoid expensive repairs that would be required if water enters through damages in the buildings pointing work and add real value to your house or business property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This will be needed after the mortar is damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay will cause damages in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to come in, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can determine when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is pretty easy. When checking the wall, a great way to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into the joints between bricks and see if the mortar breaks away. Try this test in different areas of both the back and front of the property.
Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England. The town has a population of around 80,000, whereas the Borough of Bedford had a population of 166,252 in 2015 together with Kempston.
Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of Offa of Mercia. Bedford Castle was built by Henry I, although it was destroyed in 1224. Bedford was granted borough status in 1165 and has been represented in Parliament since 1265. It is well known for its large population of Italian descent.