Repointing North YorkshirePropoint 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 Yorkshire area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outside face of mortar joints, these joints appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) describes the restoration of pointing. This will be needed after the mortar is damaged because of age. Over time, weathering and decay can result in voids in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in serious damage.
Our North Yorkshire Repointing Team
We have a veteran brickwork repointing and property restorations team for North Yorkshire. We supply brickwork repointing and almost all forms of building restoration services for both business buildings and residential properties in and around the North Yorkshire area.
Our professional North Yorkshire team of hired building experts have the understanding and dedication for the practice of historic period facades. Our goal is always to recover a buildings brick or stone facade to the best standard.
The types of properties differ, so our team use their expert property understanding to choose the right traditional materials and techniques suitable for every individual property.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It is important that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is pretty easy. When examining the wall, a great way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar 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 can also try using your finger to test the mortar, try digging your finger into a joint between brickwork and see if the mortar comes away. Try this in multiple areas of both the back and front of the property.
Commercial Property Repointing in North Yorkshire
ProPoint UK offer internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in North Yorkshire. We repoint all types of commercial properties like offices, large retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large number of other commercial buildings. 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 buildings in North Yorkshire.
How much does repointing cost in North Yorkshire?
Depending on the condition and size of your external brickwork, it usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in North Yorkshire. You may need scaffolding, this can add to the price. However, it’s worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t need to repoint again
You will likely evert potentially expensive repair works that might be needed if water enters through voids in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick buildings and walls in North Yorkshire were built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the strength of these aged property or construction. A many Victorian homes will 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 inherent in older properties can result in damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in North Yorkshire
As well as repointing, we also offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around North Yorkshire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). All our cleaning work to stonework or brickwork must be done correctly, with the right methods to make sure that no irreversible damage is done. Every property exterior is different, this is why our surveyors assess the property thoroughly and decide on the most suitable cleaning methods for use on that project.
About North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county (or shire county) and larger ceremonial county in England. It is located primarily in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber but partly in the region of North East England.
Created by the Local Government Act 1972, it covers an area of 8,654 square kilometres (3,341 sq mi), making it the largest county in England. The majority of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors lie within North Yorkshire’s boundaries, and around 40% of the county is covered by National Parks. The largest towns are York (153,717), Middlesbrough (138,400), Harrogate (73,576) and Scarborough (61,749); the county town, Northallerton, has a population of 16,832.