Repointing DarlingtonPropoint 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 Darlington area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible external area of mortar, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the replacement of pointing. This may be required after it is damaged because of age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially causing significant damage.
Our Darlington Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Darlington. ProPoint UK supply brick wall repointing and other forms of property restoration services for both large business properties and residential houses within and around the Darlington region.
Our pro Darlington group of employed craftsmen have a real understanding and dedication for the process of historic external building work. Our goal is always to restore a homes brick or stone facade to the greatest standard.
Types of properties vary, so our restoration team use brilliant building knowledge to pick the correct materials and techniques suitable for every particular property.
When does a home or property require Repointing?
It is essential that you know how to determine when it is time to repoint your property. Checking your pointing is pretty 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. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint between brickwork and see if any mortar breaks away. Try this in multiple areas around the back and front of the home.
Commercial Building Repointing in Darlington
We provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Darlington. We have repointed different kinds of commercial buildings like office buildings, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government buildings, hospitals and a large number of different commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in Darlington.
How much does repointing cost in Darlington?
Based on the condition and size of your brickwork, repointing should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Darlington. You could need scaffolding, this may 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 need to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid expensive repair works that might be needed if moisture enters through voids in the buildings walls and add real value to your home or business property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged red brick houses and walls in Darlington were originally built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is imperative to the health of a aged property or construction. A large number of Victorian properties will probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely result in damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Darlington
As well as repointing, we also provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Darlington. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brickwork needs to be carried out correctly, with the right methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Every building exterior is different, that’s why our experts assess the property thoroughly and decide on a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England. With a population of 92,363 in 2011, the town lies on the River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees. The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families in the Georgian and Victorian era, and who provided much of the finance and vision in creating the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world’s first steam locomotive powered, permanent passenger railway. The town is often colloquially referred to as ‘Darlo’.