Repointing Inner LondonPropoint 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 Inner London area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best way of improving the structural condition and physical appearance of a property, it is an important part in a property conservation. Advantages of Brick repointing include:
- Improve the constructural integrity of your brickwork.
- Weatherproof your property.
- Refurbish the appearance of your building.
- Increase the value of the property.
- Conserve the original character of old (listed) buildings.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city buildings.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Inner London Repointing and Restorations Team
We have an experienced brickwork repointing and property restorations team for Inner London. ProPoint UK supply brick repointing and other forms of property restoration services for commercial buildings and residential properties within and surrounding the Inner London region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Inner London team of highly rated builders have a real understanding and dedication to the process of aged external building work. The teams target is always to recover a homes brick or stone exterior to the best standard.
Types of buildings differ, so the team use expert building understanding to choose the correct materials and techniques suited for every specific property.
Business Building Repointing in Inner London
We provide quality pointing services for commercial properties in Inner London. We repoint different kinds of business properties including offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government buildings, hospitals and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Inner London.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Inner London
A large majority old brick homes and walls in Inner London were originally constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is essential to the well-being of a aged house or construction. A large number of Victorian buildings will probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older buildings can result in property damage (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your brickwork, repointing usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Inner London. Your property might require scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall cost. However, repointing is worth it. New pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will evert potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if water enters through damages in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial property.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar joints, these joints appear between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of pointing. This will be required after the mortar has been damaged because of age and weathering. After time, weathering and general decay will cause voids in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to enter, potentially causing significant damage.
When will a house or building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you know how to identify when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is very simple. When examining your brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into the joints in the brickwork and see if any pointing breaks away. Try this in several areas of both the front and back of the home.
About Inner London
Inner London is the name for the group of London boroughs which form the interior part of Greater London and are surrounded by Outer London. With its origins in the Bills of mortality, it became fixed as an area for statistics in 1847 and was used as an area of local government from 1855 to 1965 principally as the County of London or earlier as the Metropolitan Board of Works Area (metropolis). It now has two common definitions. The first is the statutory definition delineated in the London Government Act 1963, coming into force on 1 April 1965, comprising twelve Inner London boroughs and almost identical to the County of London that was abolished at the same time. The second is the current definition used by the Office for National Statistics comprising eleven of the statutory Inner London boroughs and two of the statutory Outer London boroughs, and the City of London.
Inner London is smaller than Outer London both in terms of population and area, but the density of population is more than double that of Outer London. Inner London is officially the wealthiest area in Europe with the most expensive street in Europe, GDP per capita is more than €80,000 while the UK GDP per capita is around €27,000. Many of the world’s wealthiest people live in Inner London, but there is also widespread poverty.Central London is located at the core of Inner London.