Repointing South YorkshirePropoint 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 South Yorkshire area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible external area of mortar joints, these joints show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing may be required after it has been lost due to age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay will cause damages in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to penetrate, potentially causing serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our South Yorkshire Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional pointing and property restorations team for South Yorkshire. We provide brick repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to both commercial premises and residential properties in and surrounding the South Yorkshire region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist South Yorkshire team of hired craftsmen have a real knowledge and dedication for the practice of historic exteriors. Our target is to rebuild and restore a properties brickwork or stone facade to the greatest standard.
Types of buildings vary, therefor our team use their genuine construction understanding to pick the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suitable for every individual building.
When does a house or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you have the knowledge to identify when you need to repoint your property. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When checking the 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 simply use your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into a joint between bricks and seeing if any mortar comes away. You should try this in different areas of both the back and front of the home.
Commercial Property Repointing in South Yorkshire
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around South Yorkshire. We repoint many kinds of business properties like office buildings, large retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government buildings, hospitals and a large variety of different commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around South Yorkshire.
What is the cost of repointing in South Yorkshire?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your brickwork, it usually cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in South Yorkshire. Your property may need scaffolding, this can add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. New repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t have to do it again
With repointing you will avoid potentially expensive repairs that might be required if moisture gets in through damages in the buildings walls and increase the overall value to your home or business property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old red brick properties and walls in South Yorkshire were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is essential to the well-being of a old house or construction. For example, a many Victorian buildings will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in older properties will likely cause damage and cracks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in South Yorkshire
As well as repointing, we also offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around South Yorkshire. 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 work to stone or brickwork needs to be carried out correctly, using the right methods to make sure that no damage is done. Every property project is different, that’s why our experts check the building thoroughly and decide on a suitable cleaning methods for any project.
About South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. It has an area of 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi) and consists of four metropolitan boroughs, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972 with Barnsley as its county town.
Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire to the west and south-west, West Yorkshire to the north-west, North Yorkshire to the north, the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north-east, Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south-east. The Sheffield Urban Area is the tenth most populous conurbation in the UK, and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county’s population living within it. South Yorkshire lies within the Sheffield City Region with Barnsley also being within the Leeds City Region, reflecting its geographical position midway between Yorkshire’s two largest cities.