Repointing SouthamptonPropoint 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 Southampton area.
Our Southampton Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Southampton. ProPoint UK provide brickwork repointing and other types of property restoration services to both big business premises and residential properties within and surrounding the Southampton region.
ProPoint UK’s professional Southampton group of employed building experts have a real understanding and dedication for the practice of aged period facades. The teams target is always to recover a properties brickwork or stone exterior to its best standard.
The types of properties differ, therefor our restoration team use brilliant construction knowledge to select the right materials and techniques suitable for every specific property.
When does a home or building require Repointing?
It’s essential that you have the knowledge to determine when it is time to repoint your property. The process is extremely easy. When reviewing your wall, 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 is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, it’s time to get repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint between brickwork and see if any mortar comes away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Southampton
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Southampton. We repoint all kinds of business buildings including office buildings, small retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government offices, schools and a large number of other commercial buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Southampton.
How much does repointing cost in Southampton?
Based on the condition and size of your property, repointing should cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Southampton. You could need scaffolding and other access, this may increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The pointing should last over 50 years, so you won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
You will evert expensive repair works that might be required if moisture enters through voids in your walls and increase the overall value to your house or business building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old brick properties and walls in Southampton were originally built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is essential to the well-being of a old house or wall. A large number of Victorian properties will probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian buildings can result in damage and cracks.
Other Restoration Services
We also supply different restoration services in Southampton. Such as brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. As well as repointing, we also work in the conservation of listed buildings, this applies to both residential and commercial constructions. Building materials used are always chosen to match up with the character and traditional practices of the original property work. We also attempt, where possible, to recycle and reuse reclaimed materials.
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