Repointing MedwayPropoint 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 Medway area.
The Advantages of Brick Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the most effective way of improving the condition and appearance of a house, it is an important part in the overall property maintenance. Benefits of Brick repointing include:
- Improve the structural integrity of your property.
- Weatherproofing the outer walls.
- Improve the overall appearance of the home.
- Maintain or increase the value of the property.
- Maintaining the original character of older (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve Saleability
Our Medway Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained pointing and property restorations team for Medway. We offer brickwork repointing and almost all forms of property restoration services to both business premises and residential properties within and surrounding the Medway region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Medway group of hand picked building experts have a real understanding and dedication to the process of aged period facades. The teams target is always to rebuild and restore a buildings brick or stone exterior to the best standard.
The types of properties vary, therefor our team use their genuine property understanding to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for each particular property.
Business Property Repointing in Medway
We offer highly recommended pointing services for commercial buildings in and around Medway. We repoint many types of business properties like office buildings, large retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of other commercial properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in Medway.
Lime Mortar Repointing Medway
Some aged red brick properties and walls in Medway were built with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is crucial to the strength of these aged house or wall. A large number of Victorian buildings may likely have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old homes will likely cause damage and cracks (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, repointing should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Medway. Your property could require scaffolding, this can add to the cost. However, repointing is worth it. The pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again in your lifetime!
You will avoid expensive repairs that may be needed if water enters through voids in the properties walls and add real value to your home or commercial property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, the mortar will appear on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing will be needed after the mortar has been damaged because of age. Over time, weathering and general decay can result in damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a house or property require Repointing?
It’s crucial that you know how to identify when it is time to repoint. Checking your pointing is extremely easy. When reviewing your brick, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also use your finger to test the mortar, try digging your finger into a joint in the brickwork and see if the pointing breaks away. Try this test in different areas around the front and back of the house.
Medway is a conurbation and unitary authority in Kent in the region of South East England. It had a population in 2014 of 274,015. The unitary authority was formed in 1998 when the City of Rochester-upon-Medway amalgamated with Gillingham Borough Council and part of Kent County Council to form Medway Council, a unitary authority independent of Kent County Council.
Over half of the unitary authority area is rural in nature. Because of its strategic location by the major crossing of the River Medway, it has made a wide and significant contribution to Kent, and to England, dating back thousands of years, as evident in the siting of Watling Street by the Romans and by the Norman Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral (the second oldest in Britain) and the Chatham naval dockyard and its associated defences.