Repointing MerseysidePropoint 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 Merseyside area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, they appear between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of pointing. This might be needed after the mortar is damaged due to age. After time, weathering and general decay will cause damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to come in, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
Our Merseyside Repointing and Restorations Team
We have a trusted brickwork pointing and building renovation team for Merseyside. We offer brick repointing and other types of building restoration services to large commercial premises and residential homes in and around the Merseyside region.
ProPoint UK’s pro Merseyside group of hired craftsmen have the knowledge and dedication for the practice of aged exteriors. The teams goal is always to restore a homes brickwork or stone exterior to the highest standard.
Types of buildings differ, therefor our restoration team use their brilliant construction understanding to pick the correct materials and techniques suited for every particular building.
“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 require Repointing?
It is important that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. The process is extremely simple. When checking your brick, a great guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into the joints between bricks and see if any mortar breaks away. Try this in multiple areas around the front and back of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Merseyside
We offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Merseyside. We have repointed different types of business buildings like office buildings, small retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large number of different commercial properties. 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 buildings in and around Merseyside.
What is the cost of repointing in Merseyside?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Merseyside. Your property might need scaffolding, this may add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is well worth it. New pointing should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
You will likely evert potentially expensive repair works that would be required if moisture enters through voids in the buildings walls and add real value to your house or business building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged red brick houses and walls in Merseyside were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is crucial to the strength of a aged property or wall. A large number of Victorian properties will likely have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old buildings can cause property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Merseyside
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Merseyside. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brickwork needs to be carried out properly, using the right methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is done. Each property project is different, that’s why our surveyors check the property thoroughly and choose a suitable cleaning methods for use on that project.
Merseyside (/ˈmɜːrzisaɪd/) is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1.38 million. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary, and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool. Merseyside, which was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, takes its name from the River Mersey.
Merseyside spans 249 square miles (645 km2) of land which border Lancashire (to the north-east), Greater Manchester (to the east), Cheshire (to the south and south-east) and the Irish Sea to the west. North Wales is across the Dee Estuary. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Merseyside, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban. It has a focused central business district, formed by Liverpool City Centre, but Merseyside is also a polycentric county with five metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs. The Liverpool Urban Area is the fifth most populous conurbation in England, and dominates the geographic centre of the county, while the smaller Birkenhead Urban Area dominates the Wirral Peninsula in the south.