Repointing LeicestershirePropoint 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 Leicestershire area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar, the mortar will appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. Repointing is usually required after it has been lost because of age. Over time, weather damage and decay will result in damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially resulting in significant damage and dangerous damp.
Our Leicestershire Repointing Team
We have an experienced brickwork repointing and property restorations team for Leicestershire. ProPoint UK supply brickwork repointing and different types of building restoration services to big business premises and residential properties in and around the Leicestershire region.
ProPoint UK’s professional Leicestershire team of hired craftsmen have a real knowledge and dedication for the practice of aged period facades. The teams goal is always to rebuild and restore your brick or stone wall exterior to the best standard.
The types of buildings differ, so our restoration team use their brilliant construction understanding to choose the right traditional materials and craftsmanship suited for each specific property.
When will a home or property require Repointing?
It’s important that you can determine when you need to repoint. The identifying process is pretty simple. When checking your brick, a great guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar 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 can also simply use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints between brickwork and seeing if the mortar comes away. Try this in several areas around the front and back of the property.
Business Building Repointing in Leicestershire
ProPoint UK offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Leicestershire. We repoint many types of commercial properties like offices, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a large number of different commercially related premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Leicestershire.
How much does repointing cost in Leicestershire?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your property, repointing should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Leicestershire. You could need scaffolding and other access, this may add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will evert potentially expensive repair works that might be needed if water enters through damages in your walls and increase the overall value to your home or business building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick homes and walls in Leicestershire were originally built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is fundamental to the well-being of a old house or construction. For example, a many Victorian buildings will probably have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in old buildings will likely result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Leicestershire
As well as repointing, we offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Leicestershire. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brickwork must be done correctly, with correct methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Every building project is different, this is why our surveyors check the property thoroughly and decide on a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Leicestershire (/ˈlɛstərʃər/ ( listen) or /ˈlɛstərʃɪər/; abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with most of Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5).
Leicestershire takes its name from the City of Leicester (unitary authority) located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county (non-metropolitan county plus the City of Leicester) has a total population of just over 1 million (2016 est.); more than half of which (c. 50%–65%) lives in ‘Greater Leicester’ (Leicester’s built-up area).