Repointing NorfolkPropoint 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 Norfolk area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the most effective way of restoring the condition and physical appearance of a house, and it is an essential part in a property preservation. Advantages of Brick pointing include:
- Improve the structural integrity of your outer walls.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your walls.
- Improve the appearance of your building.
- Increase the overall value of your building.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city homes.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Norfolk Repointing and Restorations Team
We have a veteran brickwork repointing and building restorations team for Norfolk. ProPoint UK provide brickwork repointing and almost all forms of property restoration services to both big commercial premises and residential homes in and around the Norfolk region.
Our specialist Norfolk group of hand picked building experts have a real knowledge and commitment to the process of aged exteriors. Our aim is to restore your brick or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
Types of properties vary, so our team use good property knowledge to pick the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for each specific building.
Commercial Property Repointing in Norfolk
We provide highly recommended repointing services for commercial properties in Norfolk. We have repointed different kinds of business properties like office buildings, small retail properties, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a large number of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial properties in and around Norfolk.
Lime Mortar Repointing Norfolk
Many old red brick houses and walls in Norfolk were originally constructed using lime mortar and the need to keep this building method is essential to the well-being of these old property or wall. For example, a many Victorian properties may probably have been constructed with lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older properties will likely result in damage and cracks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your external brickwork, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Norfolk. You may require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is well worth it. New pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repairs that may be needed if water enters through damages in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar joints, they show on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) describes the replacement of pointing. Repointing might be needed after the mortar has been damaged due to age. Over time, weather damage and general decay can cause voids in the joints between the masonry. This will let water to penetrate, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It’s important that you can determine when it is time to repoint. Checking you mortar is pretty easy. When checking the brickwork, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, it’s time to get repointing. You should also use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into the joints between bricks and seeing if any mortar breaks away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the house.
Norfolk (/ˈnɔːrfək/) is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and, to the north-west, The Wash. The county town is Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km²). Of the county’s population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King’s Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).
The Broads is a network of rivers and lakes in the east of the county, extending south into Suffolk. The area is not a National Park although it is marketed as such. It has similar status to a national park, and is protected by the Broads Authority.