Repointing BlackburnPropoint 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 Blackburn area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, these joints show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the restoration of pointing. Repointing is needed after it has been lost because of age and weathering. After time, weather damage and general decay will cause voids in the joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially resulting in serious damage.
Our Blackburn Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced brickwork repointing and building restorations team for Blackburn. We supply brick repointing and different types of building restoration services for big business buildings and residential homes within and around the Blackburn region.
Our professional Blackburn team of employed builders have a real knowledge and dedication for the process of old period facades. The teams target is to restore your brick or stone exterior to its best standard.
The types of buildings differ, therefor the team use their good construction knowledge to select the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for every individual building.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When will a house or property require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely easy. When examining the brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into the joints in the brickwork and seeing if the mortar comes away. Try this in different areas of both the front and back of the house.
Commercial Property Repointing in Blackburn
ProPoint UK provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Blackburn. We repoint many kinds of business buildings like office buildings, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a variety of different commercial properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in Blackburn.
How much does repointing cost in Blackburn?
Based on the current condition and size of your property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Blackburn. You might need scaffolding, this may increase the overall cost. However, repointing is well worth it. The repointing work should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will likely avoid potentially expensive repair works that might be needed if moisture enters through damages in the properties pointing work and add real value to your house or commercial building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many aged red brick homes and walls in Blackburn were built using lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is imperative to the strength of these old house or construction. For example, a many Victorian buildings will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old homes will likely result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Blackburn
As well as repointing, we also provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Blackburn. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stone or brick must be carried out properly, using suitable methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is caused. Every building exterior is different, that’s why our surveyors assess the structure thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on that project.
Blackburn /ˈblækbərn/ ( listen) is a large town in Lancashire, England. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 9 miles (14 km) east of Preston, 20.9 miles (34 km) NNW of Manchester[n 1] and 9 miles (14 km) north of the Greater Manchester border. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen; Blackburn is its administrative centre. At the time of the UK Government’s 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of 105,085, whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of 140,700. Blackburn had a population of 117,963 in 2011, a massive increase since 2001.
A former mill town, textiles have been produced in Blackburn since the middle of the 13th century, when wool was woven in people’s houses in the domestic system. Flemish weavers who settled in the area during the 14th century helped to develop the woollen cottage industry.James Hargreaves, inventor of the spinning jenny, was a weaver in Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn and the most rapid period of growth and development in Blackburn’s history coincided with the industrialisation and expansion of textile manufacturing. Blackburn was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution and amongst the first industrialised towns in the world.