Repointing HartlepoolPropoint 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 Hartlepool area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar joints, they show between brickwork on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the restoration of the outer face of mortar. This will be required after the mortar has been damaged because of age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant property damage.
Our Hartlepool Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced brickwork repointing and property renovation team for Hartlepool. ProPoint UK provide brick wall repointing and different forms of building restoration services for both big commercial buildings and residential properties in and surrounding the Hartlepool region.
Our professional Hartlepool team of hired building experts have the knowledge and commitment to the practice of historic external building work. The teams goal is to restore a properties brickwork or stone exterior to its highest standard.
The types of properties vary, therefor our restoration team use their good building knowledge to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for each particular building.
When does a house or property require Repointing?
It’s crucial that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. Checking your pointing is extremely simple. When examining your brickwork, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. When 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 mortar, try digging your finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if any pointing breaks away. Try this test in several areas of both the front and back of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Hartlepool
We offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Hartlepool. We repoint many types of commercial buildings like offices, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a variety of different commercial premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Hartlepool.
How much does repointing cost in Hartlepool?
Based on the current condition and size of your pointing, repointing should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Hartlepool. You may need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the cost. However, it’s well worth it. The pointing should last 50-100 years, so you won’t have to repoint again
With repointing you will likely avoid potentially expensive repair works that might be required if water penetrates through voids in your pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Some aged red brick properties and walls in Hartlepool were built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is imperative to the strength of these old house or wall. For example, a large number of Victorian buildings will probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in old buildings will likely result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Hartlepool
As well as repointing, we also offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Hartlepool. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brickwork needs to be carried out properly, with suitable methods to ensure that no damage is done. Each property project is different, that’s why our experts assess the building thoroughly and choose a suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Hartlepool (/ˈhɑːrtlɪpuːl/) is a town in County Durham, England. The town lies on the North Sea coast, 7.5 miles (12 km) north of Middlesbrough and 17 miles (27 km) south of Sunderland. The town is governed as part of the Borough of Hartlepool, a unitary authority which also controls outlying villages such as Seaton Carew, Greatham and Elwick.
Hartlepool was founded in the 7th century AD, around the monastery of Hartlepool Abbey. The village grew in the Middle Ages and its harbour served as the official port of the County Palatine of Durham. After a railway link from the north was established from the South Durham coal fields, an additional link from the south, in 1835, together with a new port, resulted in further expansion, with the new town of West Hartlepool. Industrialisation and the start of a shipbuilding industry in the later part of the 19th century caused Hartlepool to be a target for the Imperial German Navy at the beginning of the First World War. A bombardment of 1,150 shells on 16 December 1914 resulted in the death of 117 people. A severe decline in heavy industries and shipbuilding following the Second World War caused periods of high unemployment until the 1990s when major investment projects and the redevelopment of the docks area into a marina saw a rise in the town’s prospects.