Repointing Central BedfordshirePropoint 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 Central Bedfordshire area.
The Advantages of Brick Pointing
Brick repointing is the greatest way of restoring the condition and overall look of a house, it forms an very important part in a property conservation. Advantages of Brickwork repointing include:
- Repair the constructural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproof your outer walls.
- Refurbish the appearance of the property.
- Raise the value of your building.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Repair pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Central Bedfordshire Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional repointing and building restorations team for Central Bedfordshire. We offer brick repointing and other types of property restoration services to both large commercial buildings and residential houses within and around the Central Bedfordshire region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Central Bedfordshire team of highly rated building experts have the understanding and commitment for the practice of old external building work. Our goal is to rebuild and restore a buildings brick or stone facade to the best standard.
The types of buildings differ, therefor the team use their expert property understanding to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suitable for every specific building.
Business Property Repointing in Central Bedfordshire
We provide highly rated repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Central Bedfordshire. We have repointed different kinds of commercial properties including offices, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a large number of different commercially related premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Central Bedfordshire.
Lime Mortar Repointing Central Bedfordshire
Some aged red brick houses and walls in Central Bedfordshire were built with lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is imperative to the well-being of these old house or wall. For example, a large number of Victorian properties will probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older buildings will likely result in damage and cracks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your brickwork, repointing usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Central Bedfordshire. Your property might need scaffolding, this can increase the overall price. However, repointing is worth it. The repointing work should last over 50 years, so you won’t require to repoint again
With repointing you will evert potentially expensive repairs that may be required if moisture penetrates through cracks in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar, the mortar will show between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. Repointing is required after the mortar has been lost because of age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to enter, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a home or building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can identify when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When checking your brick, a great way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll probably require repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint between bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the home.
About Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England. It was created from the merger of Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils on 1 April 2009. With a budget of £500m the unitary council provides over a hundred services to a quarter of a million people, and is responsible for schools, social services, rubbish collection, roads, planning, leisure centres, libraries, care homes and more.