Repointing RutlandPropoint 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 Rutland area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will show between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. This will be required after it has been damaged due to age. After time, weather damage and decay can cause voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially resulting in significant damage and dangerous damp.
Our Rutland Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted pointing and building renovation team for Rutland. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and almost all forms of property restoration services for commercial buildings and residential homes within and around the Rutland region.
Our professional Rutland group of employed craftsmen have the knowledge and dedication for the process of old exteriors. The teams target is always to recover a homes brickwork or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
Types of buildings differ, so our team use their expert property understanding to select the correct traditional materials and techniques suitable for that specific building.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It’s essential that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when you need to repoint. The process is pretty easy. When checking your brick, a good way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar 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 use your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into the joints in the brickwork and see if any mortar breaks away. Try this test in several areas around the back and front of the property.
Business Property Repointing in Rutland
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Rutland. We have repointed many kinds of business buildings including office buildings, small retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, banks and a large variety of different commercial premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Rutland.
What is the cost of repointing in Rutland?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your external brickwork, repointing should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Rutland. Your property could require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall price. However, repointing is well worth it. New pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t need to do it again
You will evert expensive repairs that may be needed if water gets in through damages in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick houses and walls in Rutland were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is essential to the well-being of a aged property or construction. A many Victorian properties will likely have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings can result in damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Rutland
As well as repointing, we provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Rutland. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brickwork must be done correctly, using the right methods to ensure that no damage is done. Each property exterior is different, that’s why our surveyors assess the building thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for any project.
Coordinates: 52°39′N 0°38′W / 52.650°N 0.633°W / 52.650; -0.633
Rutland /ˈrʌtlənd/ is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.