Repointing LancashirePropoint 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 Lancashire area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outer face 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. Repointing is required after it has been lost because of age. After time, weathering and decay will result in damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially resulting in serious damage and dangerous damp.
Our Lancashire Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran repointing and property restorations team for Lancashire. ProPoint UK supply brickwork repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to both commercial buildings and residential properties in and around the Lancashire area.
Our professional Lancashire team of highly rated builders have the understanding and dedication for the process of historic period facades. The teams target is to rebuild and restore a buildings brick or stone facade to the best standard.
The types of buildings vary, therefor the team use expert construction understanding to select the right materials and craftsmanship suited for each individual property.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to pinpoint when it is time to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When checking your brickwork, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into the joints between bricks and see if the mortar breaks away. Try this test in different areas around the back and front of the property.
Business Building Repointing in Lancashire
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Lancashire. We have repointed many kinds of business properties like offices, large retail properties, shops, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a large number of other commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in Lancashire.
How much does repointing cost in Lancashire?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your external brickwork, repointing should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Lancashire. Your property may need scaffolding, this may increase the overall cost. However, it’s well worth it. New pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again
You will likely avoid expensive repair works that may be needed if moisture enters through voids in your pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick houses and walls in Lancashire were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the strength of these old house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian properties may probably have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian properties can result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Lancashire
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Lancashire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stone or brick needs to be done correctly, with suitable methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Every property project is different, that’s why our experts assess the property thoroughly and discuss the most suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Lancashire (/ˈlæŋkəʃər/, /ˈlæŋkəʃɪər/ or, locally, [ˈɫaŋkɪʃə(ɻ)]; archaically the County Palatine of Lancaster; abbreviated Lancs.) is a non-metropolitan ceremonial county in north west England. The county town is Lancaster although the county’s administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire are known as Lancastrians.
The history of Lancashire begins with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book of 1086, some of its lands were treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay between the Ribble and Mersey, Inter Ripam et Mersam, was included in the returns for Cheshire. When its boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire.