Repointing LutonPropoint 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 Luton area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork repointing is the most effective way of improving the condition and overall look of a property, and it forms an essential part in a building preservation. Advantages of Brickwork repointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the property.
- Improve the overall appearance of the property.
- Raise the overall value of the building.
- Maintaining the original character of old (listed) properties.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Luton Pointing Team
We have an experienced pointing and building restorations team for Luton. ProPoint UK provide brick wall repointing and almost all forms of building restoration services for big business buildings and residential homes within and surrounding the Luton area.
Our specialist Luton team of highly rated craftsmen have the understanding and commitment to the practice of aged external building work. The teams goal is to restore a properties brickwork or stone wall facade to its best standard.
Types of buildings vary, therefor our restoration team use expert construction knowledge to select the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for each specific building.
Business Building Repointing in Luton
ProPoint UK provide quality repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Luton. We have repointed many types of commercial properties including offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial properties in Luton.
Lime Mortar Repointing Luton
A large majority aged red brick buildings and walls in Luton were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is fundamental to the health of a aged house or wall. A many Victorian buildings will probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old buildings will likely cause damage and cracks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the current condition and size of your property, it usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Luton. You could require scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall price. However, repointing is well worth it. New repointing work should last 50-100 years, so you won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid expensive repair works that may be needed if water gets in through damages in your walls and add real value to your home or business building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of pointing. This is usually required after the mortar has been damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and decay will cause voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage.
When does a house or building require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to determine when you need to repoint. The process is very simple. When examining your brickwork, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, it’s time to get repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into a joint in the bricks and see if the mortar breaks away. Try this in multiple areas around the front and back of the home.
Luton (/ˈluːtən/ ( listen) LOOT-ən) is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, 20 miles (30 km) east of Aylesbury, 14 miles (20 km) west of Stevenage, 30 miles (50 km) northwest of London, and 22 miles (40 km) southeast of Milton Keynes.
London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of Britain’s major airports. The University of Bedfordshire is also based in the town.