Repointing NottinghamshirePropoint 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 Nottinghamshire area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best value way of improving the structural condition and overall look of a building, this forms an important part in the overall building conservation. Benefits of Brickwork repointing include:
- Maintain the structural integrity of your walls.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your outer walls.
- Refurbish the appearance of your property.
- Increase the value of your property.
- Maintaining the original character of old (listed) buildings.
- Repair pollution damage, for city homes.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Nottinghamshire Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Nottinghamshire. We provide brick repointing and other forms of building restoration services to both big commercial properties and residential houses in and surrounding the Nottinghamshire region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Nottinghamshire group of hand picked building experts have the understanding and dedication for the practice of old period facades. The teams target is to recover a buildings brickwork or stone facade to its highest standard.
The types of properties vary, therefor our team use expert property knowledge to pick the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for that specific property.
Business Property Repointing in Nottinghamshire
ProPoint UK offer highly recommended pointing services for commercial properties in and around Nottinghamshire. We repoint many kinds of commercial properties like offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, hospitals and a large 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 more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in Nottinghamshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Nottinghamshire
Some aged red brick properties and walls in Nottinghamshire were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is crucial to the strength of these aged property or construction. A large number of Victorian buildings will probably have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. It is essential that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in older buildings can cause property damage (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Nottinghamshire. Your property could need scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall price. However, repointing is worth it. New repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid potentially expensive repairs that might be needed if water gets in through cracks in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your home or business building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar, the mortar will show between brickwork on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. This is required after it has been lost because of age. Over time, weather damage and decay can result in voids in the joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a home or property require Repointing?
It is essential that you know how to determine when it is time to repoint. Checking your pointing is very easy. When checking your wall, a great way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, it’s time to get repointing. You should also use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into the joints between bricks and see if the mortar comes away. Try this test in several areas around the back and front of the house.
Nottinghamshire (pronounced /ˈnɒtɪŋəmʃər/ or /ˈnɒtɪŋəmˌʃɪər/; abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.