Repointing DevonPropoint 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 Devon area.
Our Devon Restorations Team
We have a very professional pointing and building restorations team for Devon. ProPoint UK offer brick wall repointing and other types of building restoration services for commercial properties and residential properties in and surrounding the Devon area.
Our specialist Devon team of employed building experts have the knowledge and dedication to the practice of old external building work. Our goal is to rebuild and restore a properties brickwork or stone exterior to its highest standard.
The types of buildings differ, therefor the team use their good property knowledge to choose the right traditional materials and craftsmanship suited for every particular building.
When will a home or property require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to identify when it is time to repoint your property. Checking your pointing is extremely simple. When reviewing the brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into a joint in the bricks and see if any mortar comes away. You should try this in several areas around the front and back of the property.
Commercial Property Repointing in Devon
We offer internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Devon. We have repointed all kinds of business buildings like offices, small retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, banks and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Devon.
What is the cost of repointing in Devon?
Based on the condition and size of your pointing, repointing usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Devon. Your property could require scaffolding, this can increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. New repointing work should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will avoid potentially expensive repairs that might be required if water penetrates through cracks in your pointing work and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick homes and walls in Devon were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is crucial to the well-being of a old house or wall. For example, a many Victorian buildings may probably have been built with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older homes can cause property damage.
Other Restoration Services
We also provide other restoration services in Devon. Such as brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. As well as repointing, we also work in the restoration of listed properties, this applies to both domestic and commercial constructions. Building materials we use are precisely selected to match the quality and traditional practices of the original building. We also try our best to, where we can, to recycle reclaimed materials.
Devon (/ˈdɛvən/), also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the northeast, and Dorset to the east. The City of Exeter is the county town; seven other districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon are under the jurisdiction of Devon County Council; Plymouth and Torbay are each a part of Devon but administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon’s area is 6,707 km2 (2,590 square miles) and its population is about 1.1 million.
Devon derives its name from Dumnonia, which, during the British Iron Age, Roman Britain, and Early Medieval was the homeland of the Dumnonii Brittonic Celts. The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain resulted in the partial assimilation of Dumnonia into the Kingdom of Wessex during the eighth and ninth centuries. The western boundary with Cornwall was set at the River Tamar by King Æthelstan in 936. Devon was constituted as a shire of the Kingdom of England thereafter.