Repointing NorthamptonshirePropoint 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 Northamptonshire area.
The Advantages of Brick Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the best way of restoring the condition and overall look of a building structure, and it is an important part in the building preservation. Benefits of Brick pointing include:
- Strengthen the constructural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the walls.
- Restore the overall appearance of the home.
- Increase the overall value of your home.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for inner city homes.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Northamptonshire Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted repointing and property renovation team for Northamptonshire. ProPoint UK supply brick repointing and different forms of property restoration services for both commercial properties and residential houses in and around the Northamptonshire area.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Northamptonshire team of employed building experts have the knowledge and commitment for the practice of historic exteriors. The teams goal is always to recover a buildings brickwork or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
Types of buildings vary, so the team use their expert building understanding to choose the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for that specific property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Northamptonshire
We offer highly rated repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Northamptonshire. We have repointed many types of commercial buildings including offices, large retail properties, shops, car showrooms, government offices, hospitals and a variety of other commercial buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in Northamptonshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Northamptonshire
Some old red brick properties and walls in Northamptonshire were built with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is fundamental to the health of a old property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian properties will probably have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old properties will likely cause damage to the brickwork (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, repointing usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Northamptonshire. You might need scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall price. However, repointing is well worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to do it again in your lifetime!
You will likely evert potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if water enters through cracks in your walls and add real value to your house or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar, these joints show between brickwork on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This might be required after it is lost because of age. After time, weathering and decay will result in damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage.
When does a house or building need Repointing?
It’s essential that you can determine when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is extremely simple. When checking the wall, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint in the bricks and seeing if any mortar comes away. Try this test in several areas of both the front and back of the home.
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Northamptonshire (/nɔːrˈθæmptənʃər/ or /nɔːrθˈhæmptənʃɪər/; abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015 it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils. It is known as “The Rose of the Shires”.