Repointing HerefordshirePropoint 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 Herefordshire area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the most cost effective way of improving the structural condition and appearance of a building, and it is an essential part in overall and ongoing property maintenance. Benefits of Brickwork pointing include:
- Strengthen the constructural integrity of your brickwork.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your outer walls.
- Restore the appearance of the property.
- Increase the overall value of your building.
- Conserve the original look of older (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Herefordshire Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted repointing and property renovation team for Herefordshire. We supply brick repointing and other forms of building restoration services to business premises and residential homes in and around the Herefordshire area.
Our pro Herefordshire team of highly rated builders have a real knowledge and dedication for the process of old exteriors. Our aim is always to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone wall facade to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings vary, therefor our restoration team use their genuine construction knowledge to pick the right materials and craftsmanship suited for every particular property.
Business Property Repointing in Herefordshire
ProPoint UK offer quality repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Herefordshire. We have repointed different types of commercial buildings including offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Herefordshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Herefordshire
Many aged brick properties and walls in Herefordshire were built with lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is fundamental to the strength of these aged house or construction. A many Victorian buildings will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old buildings will likely cause damage to bricks (this is also an integral aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Based on the condition and size of your brickwork, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Herefordshire. Your property could require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. However, repointing is worth it. The pointing should secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to repoint again
With repointing you will avoid expensive repairs that might be required if water enters through voids in your walls and add real value to your house or business building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible external area of mortar joints, the mortar will show between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) describes the restoration of pointing. This is needed after the mortar is damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay will cause voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to come in, potentially resulting in significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a home or building require Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to identify when it is time to repoint. The identifying process is extremely simple. When checking your brick, a good way to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into the joints between brickwork and seeing if the mortar breaks away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the property.
Herefordshire (/ˈhɛrɪfərdʃər/) is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It borders Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and Wales to the west (the Welsh counties next to Herefordshire are Monmouthshire and Powys).
Hereford is a cathedral city and is the county town; with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England, with a population density of 82/km² (212/sq mi). The land use is mostly agricultural and the county is well known for its fruit and cider production, and the Hereford cattle breed.