Repointing Greater ManchesterPropoint 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 Greater Manchester area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar, they appear on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. This will be required after it has been lost because of age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay will result in damages in the joints between the masonry. This will let water to come in, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our Greater Manchester Pointing Team
We have a veteran pointing and property renovation team for Greater Manchester. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and other forms of property restoration services for large business premises and residential properties in and around the Greater Manchester region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Greater Manchester group of highly rated builders have a real understanding and commitment to the practice of historic external building work. The teams aim is always to restore a homes brick or stone wall facade to the greatest standard.
The types of buildings differ, so our team use their genuine property knowledge to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suitable for that particular property.
When will a house or property require Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely easy. When checking the brickwork, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into the joints in the brickwork and seeing if the pointing comes away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Greater Manchester
ProPoint UK provide internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Greater Manchester. We have repointed different kinds of commercial properties including offices, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, hospitals and a variety of different commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial properties in Greater Manchester.
What is the cost of repointing in Greater Manchester?
Based on the condition and size of your external brickwork, repointing usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Greater Manchester. You could need scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. New pointing should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to do it again
You will likely evert expensive repair works that might be required if water penetrates through damages in your walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Some old red brick buildings and walls in Greater Manchester were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is essential to the well-being of these old property or wall. A many Victorian buildings will probably have been built with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings can cause damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Greater Manchester
As well as repointing, we offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Greater Manchester. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stonework or brick needs to be carried out properly, using suitable methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is caused. Each property project is different, that’s why our surveyors assess the building thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
About Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972; and designated a City Region on 1 April 2011.
Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles (1,277 km2), which roughly covers the territory of the Greater Manchester Built-up Area, the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). There is a mix of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but land use is mostly urban — the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre of the cotton industry. It has a focused central business district, formed by Manchester city centre and the adjoining parts of Salford and Trafford, but Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs.