Repointing EssexPropoint 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 Essex area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best value way of restoring the condition and appearance of a building structure, this also forms an essential part in overall and ongoing building maintenance. Advantages of Brick repointing include:
- Strengthen the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the outer walls.
- Improve the overall appearance of the building.
- Raise the value of the building.
- Maintaining the original look of old (listed) properties.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Essex Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Essex. We supply brick wall repointing and other types of building restoration services for big business premises and residential houses in and surrounding the Essex region.
Our professional Essex group of highly rated building experts have the understanding and commitment to the practice of historic period facades. The teams aim is always to restore a properties brick or stone facade to the best standard.
The types of properties differ, so the team use their genuine building understanding to choose the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for every specific building.
Business Building Repointing in Essex
We offer highly rated repointing services for commercial properties in and around Essex. We repoint all kinds of commercial properties like offices, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in Essex.
Lime Mortar Repointing Essex
A large majority old red brick properties and walls in Essex were constructed using lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is crucial to the strength of a aged house or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes may likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian buildings can cause damage to bricks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Based on the condition and quality and size of the brickwork, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Essex. You may need scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. However, repointing is well worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely evert expensive repairs that would be required if moisture gets in through damages in the properties walls and add real value to your home or commercial property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outside face of mortar, these joints show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. Repointing will be needed after it is lost because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
When does a home or property require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to determine when it is time to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When checking the 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 gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if any mortar breaks away. Try this in different areas of both the back and front of the home.
Essex /ˈɛsɪks/ is a county in the East of England immediately north-east of London and is one of the home counties. It borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, which is the only city in the county.
Essex occupies the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Essex, which existed before it and the other Anglian and Saxon kingdoms united to make England a single nation state. As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the borough of Southend-on-Sea.