Repointing CumbriaPropoint 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 Cumbria area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar, these joints appear between brickwork on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This may be needed after the mortar is damaged due to age and weathering. After time, weathering and general decay will cause voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to come in, potentially causing significant damage.
Our Cumbria Restorations Team
We have a trusted brickwork repointing and property restorations team for Cumbria. ProPoint UK supply brick repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to both big commercial premises and residential properties in and around the Cumbria area.
Our pro Cumbria team of highly rated building experts have a real knowledge and dedication for the practice of aged external building work. Our aim is to restore a buildings brick or stone exterior to its highest standard.
The types of buildings vary, so our team use brilliant property knowledge to pick the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for every individual property.
When will a house or property require Repointing?
It’s essential that you know how to determine when you need to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is pretty easy. When examining your brickwork, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into a joint between brickwork and seeing if the pointing comes away. Try this test in different areas around the back and front of the home.
Business Property Repointing in Cumbria
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in Cumbria. We repoint all kinds of commercial buildings including office buildings, large retail properties, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large number of different commercial properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in Cumbria.
What is the cost of repointing in Cumbria?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your property, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Cumbria. You may require scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. New repointing work will likely last 50-100 years, so you probably won’t need to repoint again
With repointing you will likely evert potentially expensive repairs that would be needed if water gets in through voids in your pointing work and add real value to your home or business property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many aged red brick houses and walls in Cumbria were originally built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is crucial to the health of these old house or construction. A large number of Victorian homes may likely have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian homes will likely cause damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Cumbria
As well as repointing, we also provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Cumbria. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brickwork must be done correctly, with the right methods to make sure that no damage is done. Each property exterior is different, that’s why our experts check the building thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Cumbria (English: /ˈkʌmbriə/ KUM-bree-ə; locally [ˈkʊmbɾiə] KUUM-bree-ə) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the southwestern tip of the county.
The county of Cumbria consists of six districts (Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland), and in 2008 had a population of just under half a million. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom, with 73.4 people per km2 (190/sq mi).