Repointing HaltonPropoint 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 Halton area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible external area of mortar, they appear on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the restoration of the outer face of mortar. This might be required after the mortar is damaged because of age. Over time, weathering and general decay can result in damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing serious property damage.
Our Halton Restorations Team
We have a very professional brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Halton. We offer brick repointing and almost all types of property restoration services for both commercial buildings and residential homes within and surrounding the Halton region.
Our professional Halton group of hand picked builders have a real understanding and dedication for the process of aged period facades. The teams goal is always to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone wall facade to the greatest standard.
The types of buildings differ, so the team use brilliant construction understanding to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suited for every specific 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 home or building need Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when you need to repoint your property. The process is pretty easy. When examining the brickwork, a good way to check 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 filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into the joints between brickwork and see if the pointing comes away. You should try this in multiple areas around the front and back of the home.
Business Building Repointing in Halton
ProPoint UK offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Halton. We have repointed different kinds of commercial properties including offices, large retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Halton.
How much does repointing cost in Halton?
Depending on the condition and size of your external brickwork, it usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Halton. You could require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t need to do it again
With repointing you will avoid expensive repair works that may be needed if water gets in through voids in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old brick properties and walls in Halton were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is crucial to the health of these old property or wall. A large number of Victorian properties may probably have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian buildings can result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Halton
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Halton. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stone or brickwork needs to be done correctly, with correct methods to ensure that no damage is caused. Each building project is different, this is why our experts assess the structure thoroughly and choose a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
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