Repointing DerbyPropoint 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 Derby area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing is usually required after the mortar has been damaged because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and decay can cause voids in the mortar joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to come in, potentially causing serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our Derby Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained brickwork repointing and building renovation team for Derby. ProPoint UK supply brick wall repointing and almost all forms of building restoration services for both big commercial buildings and residential houses within and around the Derby region.
ProPoint UK’s pro Derby group of hired builders have a real understanding and commitment for the process of old exteriors. Our goal is to recover a buildings brick or stone exterior to the highest standard.
The types of properties differ, so our restoration team use their brilliant building knowledge to pick the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for each individual building.
When does a house or property need Repointing?
It’s important that you know how to determine when you need to repoint your property. Checking your pointing is extremely simple. When examining the wall, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint in the bricks and see if the pointing breaks away. You should try this test in several areas of both the back and front of the home.
Business Building Repointing in Derby
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Derby. We repoint many kinds of commercial buildings including office buildings, small retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in Derby.
What is the cost of repointing in Derby?
Depending on the current condition and size of your external brickwork, repointing usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Derby. You could need scaffolding, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is well worth it. The pointing should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will avoid expensive repairs that may be needed if water gets in through damages in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Some old red brick homes and walls in Derby were constructed with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is essential to the health of these aged house or wall. A many Victorian properties may probably have been built with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Derby
As well as repointing, we also provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Derby. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stone or brickwork must be carried out correctly, using suitable methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is done. Every building project is different, this is why our experts assess the structure thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Derby (/ˈdɑːrbi/ ( listen) DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town.[nb 1] At the 2011 census, the population was 248,700. Derby gained city status in 1977.
Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings, who made Derby one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. Initially a market town, Derby grew rapidly in the industrial era. Home to Lombe’s Mill, an early British factory, Derby has a claim to be one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. It contains the southern part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Derby became a centre of the British rail industry.