Repointing LincolnshirePropoint 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 Lincolnshire area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, they appear between brickwork on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing might be required after it is lost due to age. After time, weathering and general decay can result in damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will let water to come in, potentially causing significant damage.
Our Lincolnshire Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional brickwork pointing and building renovation team for Lincolnshire. ProPoint UK supply brickwork repointing and different types of building restoration services to big commercial buildings and residential houses in and surrounding the Lincolnshire area.
ProPoint UK’s pro Lincolnshire team of highly rated craftsmen have the knowledge and commitment for the practice of old period facades. Our goal is always to recover your brickwork or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
The types of properties differ, therefor our team use brilliant building knowledge to select the right traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for that particular property.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When does a home or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you can identify when it is time to repoint. The identifying process is very easy. When reviewing the wall, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. 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 mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints in the bricks and see if the pointing comes away. You should try this in multiple areas around the back and front of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Lincolnshire
ProPoint UK offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Lincolnshire. We repoint many kinds of business buildings including offices, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercial premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in and around Lincolnshire.
How much does repointing cost in Lincolnshire?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Lincolnshire. Your property might require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it. The repointing work should last 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
You will likely avoid expensive repair works that might be needed if water penetrates through voids in the properties pointing work and add real value to your home or commercial building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Some old brick properties and walls in Lincolnshire were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is imperative to the strength of a aged property or construction. For example, a many Victorian buildings will likely have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in old properties will likely result in property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Lincolnshire
As well as repointing, we provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Lincolnshire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brickwork must be done properly, with the right methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is done. Every building exterior is different, this is why our surveyors assess the structure thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Coordinates: 53°4′N 0°11′W / 53.067°N 0.183°W / 53.067; -0.183
Lincolnshire (/ˈlɪŋkənʃər/ or /-ʃɪər/; abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk to the south east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the northwest, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north. It also borders Northamptonshire in the south for just 20 yards (18 m), England’s shortest county boundary. The county town is Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters.