Repointing Redcar and ClevelandPropoint 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 Redcar and Cleveland area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar joints, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. This is required after it has been lost because of age and weathering. After time, weather damage and general decay will cause voids in the joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to penetrate, potentially resulting in significant damage.
Our Redcar and Cleveland Restorations Team
We have a fully trained brickwork repointing and building renovation team for Redcar and Cleveland. ProPoint UK provide brick repointing and almost all forms of property restoration services to both business premises and residential homes within and around the Redcar and Cleveland area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Redcar and Cleveland group of employed building experts have the knowledge and dedication for the process of aged external building work. Our target is always to restore a homes brick or stone facade to the best standard.
Types of properties differ, therefor the team use their expert property understanding to pick the right materials and techniques suitable for every specific building.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you can identify when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is very simple. When checking the brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into a joint in the bricks and seeing if any pointing breaks away. Try this test in different areas around the front and back of the property.
Business Property Repointing in Redcar and Cleveland
ProPoint UK provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Redcar and Cleveland. We repoint all types of commercial buildings like offices, large retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a variety of different commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial service we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Redcar and Cleveland.
How much does repointing cost in Redcar and Cleveland?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the pointing, repointing should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Redcar and Cleveland. You could need scaffolding, this may increase the overall cost. However, it’s well worth it. The repointing work will likely last over 50 years, so you won’t need to do it again
With repointing you will avoid expensive repair works that would be required if water penetrates through voids in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many aged red brick properties and walls in Redcar and Cleveland were built with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is essential to the well-being of these aged house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes may likely have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. It is essential that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in older properties will likely result in damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Redcar and Cleveland
As well as repointing, we provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Redcar and Cleveland. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). All our cleaning to stonework or brickwork needs to be carried out properly, using suitable methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Each building project is different, this is why our experts assess the structure thoroughly and discuss the most suitable cleaning methods for that project.
About Redcar and Cleveland
The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority area of North Yorkshire in the North East of England, consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Eston, Skelton and Loftus. It had a resident population of 135,200 in 2011. It is represented in Parliament by Anna Turley (Labour) for the Redcar constituency and by Simon Clarke (Conservative Party) for the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. The borough is a member of the Tees Valley city region.
The borough borders the districts of Scarborough and Hambleton, and the unitary authority areas of Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.