Repointing Outer LondonPropoint 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 Outer London area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the most effective way of restoring the structural condition and appearance of a building, and it is an essential part in a property conservation. Benefits of Brickwork repointing include:
- Strengthen the constructural integrity of your outer walls.
- Weatherproof your walls.
- Restore the overall appearance of the building.
- Maintain or increase the value of the building.
- Maintaining the original look of old (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Outer London Restorations Team
We have a trusted pointing and building restorations team for Outer London. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and other types of property restoration services for big commercial buildings and residential properties in and surrounding the Outer London region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Outer London group of hand picked craftsmen have a real knowledge and dedication to the process of old external building work. Our target is always to restore your brickwork or stone facade to the best standard.
Types of properties differ, so the team use their good building knowledge to pick the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for every individual building.
Commercial Property Repointing in Outer London
ProPoint UK offer highly recommended pointing services for commercial buildings in and around Outer London. We have repointed many kinds of commercial buildings including offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large number of other commercially related buildings. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Outer London.
Lime Mortar Repointing Outer London
A large majority old brick buildings and walls in Outer London were originally built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is fundamental to the well-being of these aged property or wall. For example, a large number of Victorian properties will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in old buildings can cause damage to bricks (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the current condition and size of the external brickwork, repointing usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Outer London. You could require scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. However, repointing is worth it. New pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid potentially expensive repair works that might be required if moisture gets in through cracks in the properties pointing work and add real value to your home or business building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar, these joints show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the replacement of pointing. This is needed after the mortar has been lost because of age. After time, weather damage and general decay can result in damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It’s important that you have the knowledge to identify when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is pretty simple. When checking your 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, it’s time to get repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into the joints in the bricks and see if the mortar comes away. You should try this in several areas around the back and front of the home.
About Outer London
Outer London is the name for the group of London Boroughs that form a ring around Inner London. Together the inner and outer boroughs form London, the capital city of the United Kingdom.
These were areas that were not part of the County of London and became formally part of Greater London in 1965. An exception is North Woolwich, which was in the County of London but was transferred to Newham in 1965.