Repointing East SussexPropoint 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 Sussex area.
Our East Sussex Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional pointing and property renovation team for East Sussex. We provide brick repointing and different types of building restoration services to business premises and residential houses in and around the East Sussex area.
Our specialist East Sussex team of hired building experts have the understanding and commitment to the practice of aged exteriors. The teams goal is always to recover a properties brickwork or stone exterior to its best standard.
The types of buildings differ, therefor the team use genuine building knowledge to pick the correct materials and techniques suitable for that particular property.
When does a house or building require Repointing?
It is essential that you know how to identify when you need to repoint. The identifying process is extremely simple. When examining your brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into the joints in the bricks and see if the mortar breaks away. You should try this test in several areas of both the front and back of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in East Sussex
ProPoint UK provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in East Sussex. We have repointed different types of business properties including offices, small retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, banks and a large number of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in East Sussex.
What is the cost of repointing in East Sussex?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in East Sussex. You may require scaffolding, this can add to the price. However, it’s worth it. The pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely evert potentially expensive repairs that might be required if water gets in through voids in your walls and add real value to your house or commercial property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old brick houses and walls in East Sussex were constructed with lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is essential to the well-being of a aged house or construction. A many Victorian properties will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is essential that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in old properties will likely cause damage and cracks.
Other Restoration Services
We also supply different restoration services in East Sussex. Such as brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. We don’t just do repointing, we also specialise in the restoration of listed properties, this service applies to both residential and commercial buildings. The materials we use are specifically selected to match up with the type and tradition of the original building. We also try our best to, if possible, to reuse reclaimed materials.
About East Sussex
East Sussex /ˈsʌsɪks/ is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, Surrey to the north west and West Sussex to the west, and to the south by the English Channel.