Repointing Milton KeynesPropoint 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 Milton Keynes area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the most cost effective way of improving the condition and overall look of a building, it also forms an important part in the property conservation. Advantages of Brickwork repointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproof your outer walls.
- Refurbish the overall appearance of your home.
- Maintain or increase the overall value of your property.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) properties.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city homes.
- Improve Saleability
Our Milton Keynes Restorations Team
We have a veteran brickwork repointing and building restorations team for Milton Keynes. We supply brick repointing and other forms of property restoration services for big business buildings and residential properties in and around the Milton Keynes region.
Our professional Milton Keynes group of hand picked builders have the knowledge and commitment to the process of aged external building work. Our goal is always to restore a properties brick or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
The types of properties differ, so our team use expert building knowledge to select the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for every specific property.
Business Property Repointing in Milton Keynes
ProPoint UK offer highly rated pointing services for commercial properties in and around Milton Keynes. We repoint many kinds of commercial buildings including office buildings, small retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, hospitals and a variety of other commercially related premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Milton Keynes.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Milton Keynes
A large majority aged brick properties and walls in Milton Keynes were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is fundamental to the well-being of a old house or construction. A many Victorian properties may probably have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings can cause damage to the brickwork (this is also an integral aspect 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 Milton Keynes. Your property could need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again
You will evert expensive repair works that may be required if moisture gets in through cracks in the buildings pointing work and add real value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar, these joints appear on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. Repointing may be required after the mortar has been lost because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay will result in damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to penetrate, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It’s essential that you know how to determine when you need to repoint. Checking your pointing is pretty easy. When checking the brickwork, a great guide to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into the joints between brickwork and see if the mortar breaks away. You should try this in different areas of both the back and front of the house.
About Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes (/ˌmɪltən ˈkiːnz/ ( listen) mil-tən-KEENZ), locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town[note 1] in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. It was formally designated as a new town on 23 January 1967, with the design brief to become a “city” in scale. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) north-west of London.
At designation, its 89 km2 (34 sq mi) area incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton, and Stony Stratford, along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between. It took its name from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the planned centre.