Repointing CambridgeshirePropoint 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 Cambridgeshire area.
The Advantages of Brick Pointing
Brick repointing is the best value way of improving the structural condition and appearance of a house, and it also forms an very important part in overall and ongoing building preservation. Advantages of Brickwork pointing include:
- Improve the constructural integrity of your brickwork.
- Weatherproof your walls.
- Refurbish the overall appearance of the home.
- Increase the overall value of your building.
- Maintaining the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for inner city buildings.
- Improve Saleability
Our Cambridgeshire Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced pointing and building renovation team for Cambridgeshire. ProPoint UK provide brick wall repointing and different types of property restoration services to commercial properties and residential houses in and surrounding the Cambridgeshire region.
Our specialist Cambridgeshire team of highly rated craftsmen have a real understanding and commitment for the process of aged exteriors. The teams goal is always to recover a homes brick or stone wall exterior to its best standard.
Types of buildings vary, so the team use good construction understanding to select the right traditional materials and techniques suitable for that individual property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Cambridgeshire
ProPoint UK offer quality pointing services for commercial properties in and around Cambridgeshire. We repoint different kinds of business properties like offices, large retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a large number of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial properties in Cambridgeshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Cambridgeshire
Some aged red brick properties and walls in Cambridgeshire were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is essential to the health of a aged house or construction. A large number of Victorian buildings will probably have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely result in damage and cracks (this is also an integral part of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the current condition and size of your brickwork, repointing should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Cambridgeshire. You may need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the cost. However, it’s worth it. New pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
With repointing you will evert expensive repair works that might be needed if water gets in through voids in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your home or business building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible outer face of mortar joints, they appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. Repointing is required after it has been damaged because of age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay can result in damages in the joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will let water to come in, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a house or property need Repointing?
It is important that you can determine when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is very easy. When reviewing your wall, a good guide to go by 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 probably require repointing. You should also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint in the bricks and see if any mortar comes away. You should try this test in several areas around the back and front of the home.
Cambridgeshire (/ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒʃər/ or /-ʃɪər/; abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town. Modern Cambridgeshire was formed in 1974 as an amalgamation of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and Peterborough, the former covering the historic county of Cambridgeshire (including the Isle of Ely), and the latter covering the historic county of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough area of historic Northamptonshire. It contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen.
Local government is divided between Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, which is a separate unitary authority. Under the county council, there are five district councils, Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council.