Repointing Brighton and HovePropoint 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 Brighton and Hove area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best way of restoring the condition and physical appearance of a building, and it forms an very important part in the overall property maintenance. Advantages of Brickwork repointing include:
- Improve the structural integrity of your outer walls.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your outer walls.
- Improve the overall appearance of the building.
- Increase the value of the property.
- Conserve the original character of old (listed) buildings.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city homes.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Brighton and Hove Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted brickwork repointing and property restorations team for Brighton and Hove. We supply brick repointing and other forms of building restoration services to big business buildings and residential homes in and around the Brighton and Hove area.
ProPoint UK’s pro Brighton and Hove team of hand picked building experts have a real understanding and dedication to the process of aged period facades. The teams target is always to rebuild and restore your brick or stone wall exterior to the best standard.
The types of buildings differ, so the team use brilliant building understanding to pick the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for that particular building.
Business Building Repointing in Brighton and Hove
We provide quality repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Brighton and Hove. We have repointed all types of business buildings like office buildings, small retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Brighton and Hove.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Brighton and Hove
Many old red brick properties and walls in Brighton and Hove were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is imperative to the well-being of a aged house or construction. A large number of Victorian homes will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in old buildings can cause damage to the brickwork (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the external brickwork, it usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Brighton and Hove. Your property could need scaffolding, this may increase the overall cost. However, it’s well worth it. New pointing will likely last over 50 years, so you won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repair works that might be required if moisture gets in through voids in the buildings walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar, they appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. This will be needed after the mortar is lost because of age and weathering. After time, weather damage and general decay will result in damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It is crucial that you can pinpoint when you need to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When reviewing your brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into a joint in the bricks and seeing if any mortar comes away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the property.
About Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove (/ˈbraɪtən ən ˈhoʊv/) is a city in East Sussex, in South East England. At the 2011 census, it was England’s most populous seaside resort, with a population of 273,400.
The towns of Brighton and Hove formed a unitary authority in 1997 and in 2001 were granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II. “Brighton” is often referred to synonymously with the official “Brighton and Hove” although many locals still consider the two to be separate towns.