Repointing ReadingPropoint 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 Reading area.
The Benefits of Brick Repointing
Brickwork repointing is the greatest way of improving the condition and overall look of a house, this forms an very important part in overall and ongoing building conservation. Benefits of Brickwork repointing include:
- Improve the structural integrity of your outer walls.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your property.
- Refurbish the overall appearance of your property.
- Raise the overall value of the building.
- Maintaining the original character of old (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Reading Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a fully trained repointing and property renovation team for Reading. We provide brick repointing and different types of building restoration services to large business premises and residential houses in and surrounding the Reading region.
ProPoint UK’s professional Reading group of highly rated building experts have the knowledge and dedication for the practice of historic period facades. The teams goal is to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone wall exterior to the highest standard.
The types of buildings differ, so our restoration team use their brilliant building understanding to pick the right materials and techniques suited for each particular property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Reading
ProPoint UK offer highly recommended pointing services for commercial buildings in and around Reading. We repoint many kinds of commercial buildings including office buildings, small retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, hospitals and a variety of other commercially related properties. 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 constructions in and around Reading.
Lime Mortar Repointing Reading
Many aged brick buildings and walls in Reading were originally built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is crucial to the strength of a aged property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian homes will likely result in property damage (this is also an integral aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Reading. Your property could need scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t need to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will evert potentially expensive repair works that may be needed if moisture enters through voids in the buildings pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or business property.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. This might be needed after it is damaged due to age. After time, weathering and decay will result in voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to enter, potentially resulting in serious damage and dangerous damp.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It is crucial that you have the knowledge to determine when you need to repoint. The process is pretty simple. When checking your brickwork, a good way to go by 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 probably require repointing. You should also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints in the brickwork and seeing if the pointing comes away. You should try this test in multiple areas around the back and front of the home.
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