Repointing Cheshire West and ChesterPropoint 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 West and Chester area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible external area of mortar joints, the mortar will appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This will be needed after the mortar has been lost because of age. After time, weather damage and general decay will result in voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
Our Cheshire West and Chester Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained pointing and property renovation team for Cheshire West and Chester. ProPoint UK offer brick repointing and different forms of property restoration services to large commercial properties and residential properties within and around the Cheshire West and Chester area.
Our professional Cheshire West and Chester group of hand picked building experts have a real knowledge and commitment to the practice of aged external building work. Our target is to recover a properties brick or stone exterior to the highest standard.
The types of buildings vary, therefor our restoration team use expert building understanding to select the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for each particular 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 does a house or property need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can determine when you need to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When checking your brick, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into the joints between bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. Try this in multiple areas around the back and front of the property.
Business Building Repointing in Cheshire West and Chester
ProPoint UK offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Cheshire West and Chester. We repoint different kinds of commercial properties like offices, large retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, banks and a large variety of other commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in Cheshire West and Chester.
What is the cost of repointing in Cheshire West and Chester?
Depending on the current condition and size of your property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Cheshire West and Chester. Your property might require scaffolding, this can add to the cost. However, it’s well worth it. New pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you won’t require to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repair works that would be required if water penetrates through cracks in your walls and increase the overall value to your house or business property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Some aged red brick homes and walls in Cheshire West and Chester were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is imperative to the well-being of these aged property or wall. A many Victorian buildings may likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is essential that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old properties will likely result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Cheshire West and Chester
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Cheshire West and Chester. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning work to stone or brickwork needs to be done properly, with correct methods to ensure that no damage is done. Each property project is different, this is why our experts assess the property thoroughly and decide on a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
About Cheshire West and Chester
Cheshire West and Chester is a non-metropolitan county, non-metropolitan district and unitary authority with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It was established on 1 April 2009 as part of the 2009 local government changes, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It superseded the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston and Vale Royal and the City of Chester; its council assumed the functions and responsibilities of the former Cheshire County Council within its area. The remainder of ceremonial Cheshire is composed of Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington.
The decision to create the Cheshire West and Chester unitary authority was announced on 25 July 2007 following a consultation period, in which a proposal to create a single Cheshire unitary authority was rejected.