Repointing PlymouthPropoint 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 Plymouth area.
Our Plymouth Pointing Team
We have a very professional brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Plymouth. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and different forms of property restoration services to both large business buildings and residential homes within and around the Plymouth region.
Our specialist Plymouth group of hired craftsmen have a real understanding and commitment for the process of aged external building work. Our goal is always to recover a homes brickwork or stone exterior to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings differ, therefor our team use their good construction knowledge to select the correct materials and techniques suited for each particular building.
When will a house or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you know how to determine when you need to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is pretty easy. When reviewing your brickwork, a good 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, you’ll need repointing. You should also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints between brickwork and see if the pointing breaks away. You should try this test in different areas around the front and back of the home.
Commercial Property Repointing in Plymouth
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in Plymouth. We repoint all kinds of business buildings including office buildings, small retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government offices, hospitals and a variety of other commercial properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Plymouth.
What is the cost of repointing in Plymouth?
Based on the condition and quality and size of the pointing, repointing usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Plymouth. Your property could need scaffolding, this can add to the cost. However, repointing is well worth it. New pointing should secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will likely evert potentially expensive repairs that may be needed if water penetrates through voids in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or business property.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old brick homes and walls in Plymouth were originally built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is fundamental to the health of a aged house or wall. A large number of Victorian homes may likely have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely result in damage to bricks.
Other Restoration Services
We also provide other restoration services in Plymouth. Like brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. We don’t just do repointing, we also work in the conservation of listed properties, this service applies to both domestic and commercial constructions. Building materials we use are specifically selected to match the quality and traditional practices of the original building. We also try our best to, if possible, to recycle and reuse reclaimed materials.
Plymouth (/ˈplɪməθ/ ( listen)) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London. It lies between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.
Plymouth’s early history extends to the Bronze Age, when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton founded in the ninth century, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War, the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.