Repointing DorsetPropoint 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 Dorset area.
Our Dorset Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Dorset. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and different forms of building restoration services for both big business buildings and residential homes within and surrounding the Dorset area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Dorset group of hand picked building experts have the understanding and dedication to the practice of old exteriors. Our target is to recover a properties brickwork or stone wall exterior to the highest standard.
The types of properties vary, so the team use their expert construction knowledge to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for every individual property.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to pinpoint when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is very simple. When reviewing your brick, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, it’s time to get repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, try digging your finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if the mortar breaks away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the house.
Commercial Property Repointing in Dorset
We offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Dorset. We repoint all types of business properties including office buildings, large retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a large number of other commercially related premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Dorset.
What is the cost of repointing in Dorset?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, repointing should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Dorset. You may need scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. However, it’s well worth it. The pointing should last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again in your lifetime!
You will likely avoid potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if water enters through damages in your walls and add real value to your home or business building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick houses and walls in Dorset were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is crucial to the well-being of a aged property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes may probably have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old homes can cause damage and cracks.
Other Restoration Services
We also supply different restoration services in Dorset. Such as brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. As well as repointing, we also specialise in the restoration of listed properties, this service applies to both domestic and commercial projects. The materials we use are always selected to closely match the character and traditional practices of the old building. We also try, where possible, to recycle reclaimed materials.
Dorset (/ˈdɔːrsɪt/; archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county’s border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.
The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorset’s indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled the area and made Dorset a shire in the 7th century. The first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the eighth century, and the Black Death entered England at Melcombe Regis in 1348. Dorset has seen much civil unrest: in the English Civil War, an uprising of vigilantes was crushed by Oliver Cromwell’s forces in a pitched battle near Shaftesbury; the doomed Monmouth Rebellion began at Lyme Regis; and a group of farm labourers from Tolpuddle were instrumental in the formation of the trade union movement. During the Second World War, Dorset was heavily involved in the preparations for the invasion of Normandy, and the large harbours of Portland and Poole were two of the main embarkation points. The former was the sailing venue in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and both have clubs or hire venues for sailing, Cornish pilot gig rowing, sea kayaking and powerboating.