Repointing Bracknell ForestPropoint 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 Bracknell Forest area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Repointing
Brick repointing is the greatest way of improving the condition and physical appearance of a house, and it also forms an important part in a building maintenance. Advantages of Brick repointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the property.
- Restore the appearance of your home.
- Increase the value of your building.
- Maintaining the original look of old (listed) buildings.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve Saleability
Our Bracknell Forest Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained brickwork repointing and building restorations team for Bracknell Forest. We offer brick wall repointing and other forms of property restoration services for both commercial premises and residential homes in and around the Bracknell Forest region.
ProPoint UK’s pro Bracknell Forest group of hand picked craftsmen have the knowledge and commitment to the practice of historic exteriors. The teams target is to recover a properties brick or stone wall exterior to the highest standard.
The types of properties differ, so the team use brilliant building knowledge to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suited for that specific property.
Commercial Property Repointing in Bracknell Forest
ProPoint UK offer quality repointing services for commercial properties in and around Bracknell Forest. We repoint all types of commercial properties like offices, small retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a large number of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Bracknell Forest.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Bracknell Forest
A large majority aged brick houses and walls in Bracknell Forest were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is crucial to the well-being of a aged house or wall. A many Victorian properties will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is essential that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old homes can result in damage and cracks (this is also an integral aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the condition and size of your property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Bracknell Forest. Your property could require scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The pointing should last over 50 years, so you won’t have to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repairs that might be needed if moisture penetrates through voids in your walls and increase the overall value to your house or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible external area of mortar joints, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing is needed after it is damaged because of age and weathering. After time, weather damage and general decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to enter, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a home or property require Repointing?
It’s essential that you know how to determine when you need to repoint. The identifying process is very easy. When examining the brick, a great way 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 filling, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint in the bricks and see if any pointing comes away. Try this test in different areas around the back and front of the home.
About Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest is one of six unitary authority areas within Berkshire in southern England. It covers the three towns of Bracknell, Sandhurst and Crowthorne and also includes the areas of North Ascot, Warfield and Winkfield. Parts of the borough border neighbouring boroughs such as Wokingham Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The south of the borough also covers small parts of Surrey and Hampshire.