Repointing Cheshire EastPropoint 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 Cheshire East area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, these joints appear on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. This might be needed after it has been damaged due to age. After time, weather damage and decay can cause voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage.
Our Cheshire East Repointing Team
We have an experienced pointing and property renovation team for Cheshire East. We supply brick wall repointing and different forms of building restoration services to both large commercial premises and residential homes within and surrounding the Cheshire East area.
Our specialist Cheshire East team of hired builders have a real understanding and dedication to the process of aged exteriors. Our goal is to recover a homes brickwork or stone wall exterior to the best standard.
The types of buildings differ, so the team use brilliant property understanding to pick the right traditional materials and craftsmanship 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 building need Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to identify when you need to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When checking the brickwork, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint in the bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. You should try this in multiple areas of both the front and back of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Cheshire East
We provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Cheshire East. We have repointed many kinds of commercial properties including offices, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a variety of different commercial properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Cheshire East.
How much does repointing cost in Cheshire East?
Based on the current condition and size of your external brickwork, it should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Cheshire East. Your property could require scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing will likely secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repairs that would be required if water gets in through damages in your pointing work and add real value to your home or commercial property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick buildings and walls in Cheshire East were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is essential to the health of a old house or construction. A large number of Victorian homes may probably have been constructed with lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in older homes can result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Cheshire East
As well as repointing, we also provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Cheshire East. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stonework or brickwork must be done properly, using suitable methods to ensure that no damage is caused. Every building project is different, this is why our surveyors check the structure thoroughly and decide on the most suitable cleaning methods for any project.
About Cheshire East
Cheshire East is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The local authority is Cheshire East Council.