Repointing North East LincolnshirePropoint 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 North East Lincolnshire area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar, they show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. This is usually needed after the mortar has been damaged because of age and weathering. After time, weather damage and decay can result in voids in the joints between the masonry. This will let water to penetrate, potentially causing serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our North East Lincolnshire Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained brickwork pointing and property renovation team for North East Lincolnshire. ProPoint UK offer brick wall repointing and almost all types of building restoration services for large commercial premises and residential properties in and around the North East Lincolnshire region.
Our pro North East Lincolnshire group of highly rated builders have a real knowledge and commitment for the practice of old period facades. Our goal is always to rebuild and restore a homes brick or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
Types of properties vary, therefor our team use expert building understanding to choose the correct materials and techniques suited for that individual property.
“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 building require Repointing?
It’s important that you can identify when you need to repoint. The identifying process is pretty simple. When examining your brickwork, a great way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You should also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into the joints between bricks and see if any mortar breaks away. You should try this test in different areas around the front and back of the property.
Commercial Property Repointing in North East Lincolnshire
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around North East Lincolnshire. We repoint many kinds of business buildings including offices, small retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of other commercially related premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around North East Lincolnshire.
What is the cost of repointing in North East Lincolnshire?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, it usually cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in North East Lincolnshire. You may need scaffolding, this may add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing should last over 50 years, so you won’t require to do it again
You will likely evert potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if moisture enters through cracks in your pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Some old brick buildings and walls in North East Lincolnshire were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the strength of a old house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes will likely have been built with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian homes will likely cause damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in North East Lincolnshire
As well as repointing, we also offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around North East Lincolnshire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stonework or brickwork needs to be carried out properly, with correct methods to make sure that no damage is done. Each property exterior is different, this is why our experts assess the structure thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for use on that project.
About North East Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, bordering the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire and the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. The population of the Unitary Authority at the 2011 Census was 159,616. These three administrative units make up the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire.