Repointing Isle of WightPropoint 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 Isle of Wight area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the best way of improving the structural condition and overall look of a building, it is an very important part in overall and ongoing property preservation. Advantages of Brick repointing include:
- Maintain the structural integrity of your brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the walls.
- Restore the overall appearance of your property.
- Increase the overall value of the building.
- Maintaining the original look of old (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for city homes.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Isle of Wight Pointing Team
We have a trusted pointing and property renovation team for Isle of Wight. We supply brick wall repointing and other forms of property restoration services to commercial properties and residential houses in and around the Isle of Wight region.
Our specialist Isle of Wight group of highly rated builders have the knowledge and dedication for the process of historic external building work. The teams target is to rebuild and restore a homes brickwork or stone facade to the greatest standard.
Types of properties differ, so our restoration team use good building knowledge to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suited for that particular building.
Business Property Repointing in Isle of Wight
We offer highly recommended repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Isle of Wight. We repoint different types of business properties like offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government offices, banks and a variety of different commercial premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in Isle of Wight.
Lime Mortar Repointing Isle of Wight
Many aged brick homes and walls in Isle of Wight were built with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is fundamental to the well-being of these aged house or wall. A many Victorian homes may probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely result in damage to bricks (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the current condition and size of the external brickwork, it should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Isle of Wight. Your property could require scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing will likely last over 50 years, so you won’t require to do it again
With repointing you will likely evert expensive repair works that might be needed if water penetrates through cracks in the properties walls and add real value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This is usually needed after the mortar is lost due to age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will allow water to enter, potentially resulting in significant damage.
When does a house or building need Repointing?
It’s essential that you have the knowledge to identify when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is very simple. When reviewing the brickwork, 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 filling, it’s time to get repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into the joints between brickwork and see if any mortar breaks away. You should try this in different areas around the back and front of the house.
About Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight /ˈaɪl əv ˈwaɪt/ (referred to informally as ‘IoW' or ‘The Island’) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, about 2 miles (3.2 km) off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines.
The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain’s space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.