Repointing North 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 Lincolnshire area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outside face of mortar, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the replacement of pointing. This will be needed after the mortar has been lost due to age. After time, weather damage and decay will result in voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to come in, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our North Lincolnshire Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional brickwork pointing and property restorations team for North Lincolnshire. ProPoint UK supply brick wall repointing and other forms of property restoration services to large business properties and residential houses within and surrounding the North Lincolnshire area.
Our professional North Lincolnshire team of hand picked building experts have a real knowledge and commitment to the practice of historic external building work. The teams target is always to restore your brick or stone wall facade to the best standard.
The types of buildings vary, so our restoration team use their genuine property understanding to select the right materials and techniques suited for that 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 building need Repointing?
It is important that you have the knowledge to identify when you need to repoint. Checking you mortar is very simple. When checking the brick, a great guide to go by 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, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into a joint in the bricks and seeing if any mortar comes away. You should try this in different areas around the front and back of the house.
Business Building Repointing in North Lincolnshire
ProPoint UK provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in North Lincolnshire. We repoint different kinds of business buildings like offices, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a large number of different commercial premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around North Lincolnshire.
How much does repointing cost in North Lincolnshire?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your brickwork, it usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in North Lincolnshire. You may require scaffolding, this can add to the price. However, repointing is well worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will evert expensive repairs that may be required if moisture enters through voids in the buildings walls and add real value to your house or commercial property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old brick homes and walls in North Lincolnshire were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is imperative to the strength of these aged property or wall. For example, a many Victorian properties will probably have been built with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in older homes will likely result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in North Lincolnshire
As well as repointing, we provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around North Lincolnshire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brick needs to be done properly, using the right methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is caused. Every building exterior is different, this is why our surveyors check the property thoroughly and discuss the most suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
About North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. The population of the Unitary Authority at the 2011 census was 167,446. For ceremonial purposes it is part of Lincolnshire. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.
North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition in 1996 of Humberside County Council, on 1 April 1996 four unitary authorities replaced Humberside, these being North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire on the southbank of the river Humber and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank