Repointing CornwallPropoint 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 Cornwall area.
Our Cornwall Repointing Team
We have a fully trained pointing and property restorations team for Cornwall. We offer brickwork repointing and different forms of property restoration services for both business properties and residential houses in and surrounding the Cornwall region.
Our professional Cornwall group of hired craftsmen have the knowledge and commitment to the process of old period facades. Our target is to restore a homes brickwork or stone wall exterior to the highest standard.
Types of buildings differ, therefor our restoration team use their expert property knowledge to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for every specific building.
When does a home or property require Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is extremely easy. When examining your wall, a great way to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. When the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into a joint between brickwork and seeing if the mortar comes away. You should try this test in different areas around the front and back of the home.
Commercial Property Repointing in Cornwall
ProPoint UK offer internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Cornwall. We repoint all kinds of commercial properties like office buildings, small retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, 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 comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in Cornwall.
How much does repointing cost in Cornwall?
Based on the current condition and size of the brickwork, repointing usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Cornwall. You might require scaffolding, this may add to the cost. However, repointing is worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid expensive repair works that might be required if water penetrates through voids in your walls and increase the overall value to your house or commercial property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick homes and walls in Cornwall were originally built with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is crucial to the well-being of a old property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian buildings will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian homes will likely cause damage and cracks.
Other Restoration Services
We also provide different restoration services in Cornwall. Like brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. We don’t just do repointing, we also specialise in the conservation of listed properties, this covers both domestic and commercial projects. Building materials we use are precisely chosen to match up with the quality and tradition of the old building. We also try, where we can, to reuse reclaimed materials.
Cornwall (/ˈkɔːrnwɔːlˌ -wəl/,Cornish: Kernow [ˈkɛrnɔʊ]) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom. The county is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar which forms most of the border between them. Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the South West Peninsula of the island of Great Britain. The furthest south-western point of the island is Land’s End; the southernmost point is Lizard Point. Cornwall has a population of 556,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The administrative county is administered by the unitary authority Cornwall Council. The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately. The administrative centre of Cornwall, and only city in the county, is Truro.
It is one of the Celtic nations and has a rich cultural heritage. Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora. It retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its unique history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations. It was formerly a Brythonic kingdom and subsequently a royal duchy. The Cornish nationalist movement contests the present constitutional status of Cornwall and seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly and powers similar to those in Wales and Scotland. Cornwall has been a unitary authority since the 2009 structural changes to local government in England. In 2014, Cornish people were granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, giving Cornish people recognition as a distinct ethnic group.