Repointing MiddlesbroughPropoint 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 Middlesbrough area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar joints, these joints show on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This may be needed after the mortar has been damaged because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and decay will cause damages in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in significant property damage.
Our Middlesbrough Repointing Team
We have a trusted brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Middlesbrough. We provide brickwork repointing and other forms of building restoration services for commercial buildings and residential properties in and surrounding the Middlesbrough area.
Our professional Middlesbrough group of hand picked builders have a real understanding and commitment to the process of aged period facades. The teams target is always to recover a homes brick or stone wall exterior to its best standard.
The types of properties differ, so the team use brilliant property understanding to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for each individual property.
When will a home or building require Repointing?
It’s important that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is very easy. 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 gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint in the brickwork and see if the mortar comes away. Try this in multiple areas around the back and front of the home.
Commercial Property Repointing in Middlesbrough
We provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Middlesbrough. We have repointed many types of commercial buildings like offices, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in Middlesbrough.
What is the cost of repointing in Middlesbrough?
Based on the condition and size of your external brickwork, it usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Middlesbrough. You may need scaffolding, this can add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it. New repointing work should last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again
With repointing you will avoid potentially expensive repairs that may be required if water penetrates through voids in your walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many aged brick properties and walls in Middlesbrough were originally constructed with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is imperative to the health of these aged house or construction. A many Victorian properties may probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential 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 Middlesbrough
As well as repointing, we offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Middlesbrough. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stonework or brick must be carried out correctly, with correct methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is done. Each property project is different, that’s why our experts check the building thoroughly and decide on the most suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Middlesbrough (/ˈmɪdəlzbrə/ ( listen) MID-əlz-brə) is a large industrial town on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, north-east England, founded in 1830. The local council, a unitary authority, is Middlesbrough Borough Council. The 2011 Census recorded the borough’s total resident population as 138,400 and the wider urban settlement with a population of 174,700 technically making Middlesbrough the largest urban subdivsion in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough is part of the larger built-up area of Teesside which had an overall population of 376,333 at the 2011 Census.
Middlesbrough became a county borough within the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1889. In 1968, the borough was merged with a number of others to form the County Borough of Teesside, which was absorbed in 1974 by the county of Cleveland. In 1996, Cleveland was abolished, and Middlesbrough Borough Council became a unitary authority within North Yorkshire. RGs Erimus (“We shall be” in Latin) was chosen as Middlesbrough’s motto in 1830. It recalls Fuimus (“We have been”) the motto of the Norman/Scottish Bruce family, who were lords of Cleveland in the Middle Ages. The town’s coat of arms is an azure lion, from the arms of the Bruce family, a star, from the arms of Captain James Cook, and two ships, representing shipbuilding and maritime trade.