Repointing ShropshirePropoint 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 Shropshire area.
The Benefits of Brick Pointing
Brickwork pointing is the best way of restoring the condition and physical appearance of a property, and it forms an very important part in a building preservation. Advantages of Brickwork pointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your property.
- Ensure weatherproofing in your outer walls.
- Restore the appearance of the home.
- Increase the value of your building.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) properties.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Shropshire Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted repointing and building restorations team for Shropshire. ProPoint UK offer brick wall repointing and different forms of building restoration services for big commercial buildings and residential houses in and around the Shropshire area.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Shropshire team of highly rated builders have a real understanding and dedication to the practice of aged external building work. Our aim is always to recover a properties brick or stone wall facade to its best standard.
Types of buildings differ, so our team use brilliant property knowledge to choose the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for that individual building.
Business Building Repointing in Shropshire
We provide quality pointing services for commercial buildings in Shropshire. We repoint different types of business properties like offices, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government offices, banks and a large number of other commercial premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in and around Shropshire.
Lime Mortar Repointing Shropshire
A large majority aged brick houses and walls in Shropshire were constructed using lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is fundamental to the health of a aged house or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes will likely have been built from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in old buildings will likely cause property damage (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and quality and size of the pointing, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Shropshire. You might need scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. However, repointing is worth it. The repointing work should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repairs that might be needed if moisture enters through damages in the buildings pointing work and add real value to your home or business property.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” refers to the visible external area of mortar joints, the mortar will show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the restoration of pointing. This may be needed after the mortar has been lost due to age. After time, weathering and general decay can result in voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will let water to enter, potentially resulting in significant damage.
When will a house or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you can determine when you need to repoint. Checking you mortar is pretty easy. When checking your wall, a great guide to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into the joints in the brickwork and seeing if any pointing breaks away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the property.
Shropshire (/ˈʃrɒpʃər/ or /ˈʃrɒpʃɪər/; alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian /səˈloʊpjən/) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Powys and Wrexham in Wales to the west and north-west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.
The county’s population and economy is centred on five towns: the county town of Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically important and close to the centre of the county;Telford, a new town in the east which was constructed around a number of older towns, most notably Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, which is today the most populous; and Oswestry in the north-west, Bridgnorth just to the south of Telford, and Ludlow in the south. The county has many market towns, including Whitchurch in the north, Newport north-east of Telford and Market Drayton in the north-east of the county.