Repointing DerbyshirePropoint 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 Derbyshire area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will appear on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing might be required after the mortar has been damaged because of age. After time, weathering and decay can cause voids in the mortar joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially causing serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our Derbyshire Pointing Team
We have a very professional brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Derbyshire. We provide brick repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to both large commercial buildings and residential houses in and surrounding the Derbyshire region.
ProPoint UK’s pro Derbyshire group of highly rated building experts have a real understanding and commitment for the process of old exteriors. The teams target is always to recover a buildings brickwork or stone wall facade to the highest standard.
Types of buildings vary, therefor our restoration team use good building understanding to pick the right materials and techniques suited for each individual property.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to determine when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When examining your brickwork, 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 try using your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints between brickwork and seeing if any mortar breaks away. You should try this in different areas around the back and front of the home.
Business Building Repointing in Derbyshire
ProPoint UK offer internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Derbyshire. We have repointed all kinds of business buildings like office buildings, large retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government offices, hospitals and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Derbyshire.
What is the cost of repointing in Derbyshire?
Based on the condition and size of the external brickwork, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Derbyshire. Your property may need scaffolding, this can increase the overall cost. However, repointing is worth it. The repointing work should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to do it again in your lifetime!
You will likely avoid potentially expensive repairs that would be needed if moisture penetrates through cracks in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old brick houses and walls in Derbyshire were originally built with lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is imperative to the well-being of a old property or construction. A many Victorian homes will likely have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian buildings can result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Derbyshire
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Derbyshire. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning work to stonework or brickwork needs to be done properly, with suitable methods to make sure that no damage is done. Each building project is different, this is why our experts assess the structure thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Derbyshire (/ˈdɑːrbɪʃər/ ( listen) or /ˈdɑːrbɪʃɪər/; abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. Kinder Scout, at 636 metres (2,087 ft), is the highest point in the county, whilst Trent Meadows, where the River Trent leaves Derbyshire, is its lowest point at 27 metres (89 ft).:1 The River Derwent is the county’s longest river at 66 miles (106 km), and runs roughly north to south through the county. In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms (near Swadlincote) as the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain.
The city of Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. The non-metropolitan county contains 30 towns with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. There is a large amount of sparsely populated agricultural upland: 75% of the population live in 25% of the area.