Repointing LeicesterPropoint 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 Leicester area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, these joints appear on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This is usually required after it has been lost due to age. After time, weathering and general decay will cause voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in serious damage.
Our Leicester Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran pointing and building renovation team for Leicester. We supply brickwork repointing and other forms of building restoration services for both large commercial properties and residential homes in and around the Leicester area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Leicester team of hand picked craftsmen have the knowledge and commitment to the practice of aged exteriors. The teams target is to restore a properties brick or stone exterior to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings vary, so the team use their brilliant construction knowledge to select the correct traditional materials and techniques suitable for each particular building.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It’s important that you can determine when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is very simple. When examining the wall, a good way to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You should also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into the joints between brickwork and seeing if any pointing comes away. You should try this test in different areas of both the front and back of the house.
Commercial Property Repointing in Leicester
We offer internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Leicester. We have repointed all types of commercial properties like offices, small retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government offices, banks and a variety of different commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Leicester.
What is the cost of repointing in Leicester?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, repointing should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Leicester. You could need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is well worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if water enters through voids in your pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Some aged brick buildings and walls in Leicester were originally built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is essential to the well-being of these aged house or wall. For example, a many Victorian homes may 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 old Victorian properties can result in damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Leicester
As well as repointing, we offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Leicester. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stone or brickwork needs to be done properly, using suitable methods to make sure that no damage is caused. Every property project is different, that’s why our experts assess the building thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on that project.
Coordinates: 52°38′N 1°8′W / 52.633°N 1.133°W / 52.633; -1.133
Leicester (/ˈlɛstər/ ( listen) LESS-tər) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest.