Repointing HullPropoint 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 Hull area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will show between brickwork on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing will be needed after it is damaged due to age. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially resulting in serious property damage.
Our Hull Repointing and Restorations Team
We have a very professional repointing and building renovation team for Hull. We supply brickwork repointing and almost all types of building restoration services for both large business properties and residential houses within and surrounding the Hull area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Hull team of highly rated craftsmen have the knowledge and dedication to the practice of historic period facades. The teams target is always to rebuild and restore a buildings brick or stone wall facade to its greatest standard.
The types of buildings differ, so our team use genuine property understanding to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for that individual building.
When does a home or property need Repointing?
It’s essential that you know how to identify when you need to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is very simple. When checking the brickwork, a good 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, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint between bricks and seeing if any pointing breaks away. Try this test in multiple areas around the front and back of the house.
Commercial Building Repointing in Hull
We offer internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in Hull. We repoint all types of commercial buildings like offices, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large number of different commercially related premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we provide is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Hull.
How much does repointing cost in Hull?
Depending on the condition and size of your pointing, it usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Hull. Your property might require scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. However, repointing is well worth it. The pointing will likely last over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to repoint again
With repointing you will avoid expensive repairs that might be required if water gets in through damages in the buildings walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old red brick homes and walls in Hull were constructed using lime mortar and the need to keep this building method is crucial to the strength of a aged property or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes will likely have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old properties will likely result in property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Hull
As well as repointing, we provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Hull. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). All our cleaning work to stonework or brickwork needs to be carried out correctly, with suitable methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Every building project is different, that’s why our surveyors check the building thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for any project.
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