Repointing NottinghamPropoint 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 Nottingham area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar joints, these joints show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This might be needed after it is lost because of age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in significant property damage.
Our Nottingham Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional pointing and property restorations team for Nottingham. We provide brick repointing and almost all forms of building restoration services to business properties and residential homes in and around the Nottingham area.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Nottingham team of hired craftsmen have a real knowledge and dedication to the practice of aged external building work. Our target is always to rebuild and restore a properties brickwork or stone facade to the best standard.
Types of buildings differ, so our team use their expert property understanding to select the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for each specific 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 will a house or building need Repointing?
It’s essential that you can identify when it is time to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When reviewing the brick, a great guide to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint between bricks and see if any mortar comes away. Try this in multiple areas around the back and front of the house.
Commercial Property Repointing in Nottingham
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Nottingham. We repoint many kinds of commercial properties including offices, small retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of other commercial buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in Nottingham.
How much does repointing cost in Nottingham?
Depending on the current condition and size of the property, repointing should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Nottingham. Your property may require scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. However, repointing is worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t require to do it again
You will likely avoid potentially expensive repair works that might be needed if water enters through voids in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or business building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Some aged brick houses and walls in Nottingham were built with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is crucial to the strength of a aged property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes will probably have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian homes can result in property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Nottingham
As well as repointing, we also provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Nottingham. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brick needs to be done correctly, with correct methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Each property project is different, this is why our surveyors check the building thoroughly and choose a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Nottingham (/ˈnɒtɪŋəm/ ( listen) NOT-ing-əm) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, in the East Midlands.
Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2011, visitors spent over £1.5 billion—the thirteenth-highest amount in England’s 111 statistical territories.