Repointing HertfordshirePropoint 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 Hertfordshire area.
The Advantages of Brick Repointing
Brick pointing is the best way of restoring the structural condition and appearance of a building structure, it forms an very important part in the overall property preservation. Advantages of Brickwork pointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the outer walls.
- Refurbish the appearance of your home.
- Maintain or increase the value of the home.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Repair pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Hertfordshire Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced pointing and property renovation team for Hertfordshire. We supply brick wall repointing and other forms of building restoration services for big business buildings and residential properties in and surrounding the Hertfordshire area.
Our pro Hertfordshire team of hand picked craftsmen have the understanding and commitment for the practice of aged exteriors. The teams goal is to recover a properties brickwork or stone wall facade to the best standard.
The types of buildings differ, therefor the team use good construction knowledge to select the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for each specific building.
Commercial Building Repointing in Hertfordshire
ProPoint UK provide highly recommended repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Hertfordshire. We repoint many kinds of commercial buildings including office buildings, large retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large variety of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Hertfordshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Hertfordshire
Some old red brick properties and walls in Hertfordshire were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is crucial to the health of a old house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian buildings will probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old homes will likely cause damage and cracks (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Based on the current condition and size of your pointing, repointing usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Hertfordshire. You might need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid potentially expensive repairs that might be required if water gets in through cracks in your walls and add real value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar, they show between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of pointing. Repointing will be needed after the mortar is damaged due to age. After time, weather damage and decay can result in damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will let water to penetrate, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a house or building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can identify when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is very easy. When examining your brick, a great guide to check 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, it’s time to get repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the mortar, try digging your finger into the joints in the bricks and see if any pointing comes away. Try this in multiple areas of both the front and back of the house.
Hertfordshire (/ˈhɑːrtfərdʃɪər/ ( listen)[n 1]; often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England region.
In 2013, the county had a population of 1,140,700 living in an area of 634 square miles (1,640 km2). Four towns have between 50,000 and 100,000 residents: Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford and St Albans. Hertford, once the main market town for the medieval agricultural county, derives its name from a hart (stag) and a ford, used as the components of the county’s coat of arms and flag. Elevations are high for the region in the north and west. These reach over 240m in the western projection around Tring which is in the Chilterns. The county’s borders are approximately the watersheds of the Colne and Lea; both flowing to the south; each accompanied by a canal. Hertfordshire’s undeveloped land is mainly agricultural and much is protected by green belt.