Repointing PeterboroughPropoint 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 Peterborough area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Pointing
Brickwork pointing is the most effective way of improving the condition and appearance of a building, and it also forms an important part in overall and ongoing building conservation. Advantages of Brick pointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your outer walls.
- Weatherproof your property.
- Restore the overall appearance of your home.
- Maintain or increase the value of your property.
- Conserve the original look of old (listed) properties.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city homes.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Peterborough Pointing Team
We have a veteran brickwork repointing and building renovation team for Peterborough. We offer brick wall repointing and other types of property restoration services for large commercial buildings and residential homes in and surrounding the Peterborough area.
Our specialist Peterborough team of hired building experts have a real understanding and dedication for the process of historic period facades. Our aim is always to rebuild and restore your brick or stone exterior to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings vary, so our team use brilliant building understanding to choose the correct materials and techniques suitable for each specific building.
Business Property Repointing in Peterborough
We offer highly rated repointing services for commercial properties in Peterborough. We repoint many types of business properties including office buildings, large retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, banks and a variety of different commercial properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in Peterborough.
Lime Mortar Repointing Peterborough
Many aged brick buildings and walls in Peterborough were originally built with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is essential to the well-being of these aged house or construction. A many Victorian properties will probably have been built with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian homes will likely cause damage to bricks (this is also an integral part of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, it should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Peterborough. You may need scaffolding and other access, this can add to the price. However, it’s well worth it. New pointing should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t need to do it again in your lifetime!
You will likely evert expensive repair works that would be needed if moisture enters through damages in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible outer face of mortar, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. Repointing will be required after the mortar has been lost due to age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay can cause voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to enter, potentially causing serious property damage and dangerous damp.
When will a house or building need Repointing?
It’s important that you have the knowledge to identify when it is time to repoint your property. The identifying process is extremely simple. When examining your brick, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. You should try this in several areas of both the back and front of the house.
Peterborough (/ˈpiːtərˌbrə, -bərəˌ -ˌbʌrə/ ( listen)) is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. Historically part of Northamptonshire, it is 73.6 miles (118.4 km) north of London, on the River Nene which flows into the North Sea 30 miles (48 km) to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh.
The local topography is flat and in some places lies below sea level, for example in the Fens that lie to the east of Peterborough. Human settlement in the area began before the Bronze Age, as can be seen at the Flag Fen archaeological site to the east of the current city centre, also with evidence of Roman occupation. The Anglo-Saxon period saw the establishment of a monastery, Medeshamstede, which later became Peterborough Cathedral.