Repointing East RidingPropoint 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 East Riding area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, they show on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing may be required after it has been damaged because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay will result in voids in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to come in, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
Our East Riding Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced repointing and property restorations team for East Riding. We offer brickwork repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to business properties and residential houses in and surrounding the East Riding region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist East Riding group of highly rated building experts have the understanding and dedication to the process of old external building work. Our target is always to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone wall facade to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings vary, so our team use their good building knowledge to select the right materials and techniques suited for every individual property.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When does a house or property need Repointing?
It is important that you know how to identify when it is time to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When examining your wall, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint between bricks and see if any mortar comes away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the house.
Commercial Property Repointing in East Riding
ProPoint UK offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around East Riding. We have repointed different kinds of business buildings like offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of different commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in East Riding.
What is the cost of repointing in East Riding?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in East Riding. Your property may require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The pointing should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to repoint again
You will evert potentially expensive repairs that may be required if moisture gets in through cracks in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick houses and walls in East Riding were constructed with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is imperative to the health of these old property or construction. A many Victorian properties may likely have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in older properties will likely result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in East Riding
As well as repointing, we also provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around East Riding. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stonework or brick must be done properly, with correct methods to ensure that no damage is done. Every building exterior is different, this is why our experts assess the property thoroughly and decide on a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
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