Repointing StaffordshirePropoint 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 Staffordshire area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Pointing
Brickwork repointing is the best way of improving the structural condition and physical appearance of a house, it is an essential part in overall and ongoing property maintenance. Benefits of Brick repointing include:
- Maintain the constructural integrity of your outer walls.
- Weatherproof your outer walls.
- Restore the appearance of the property.
- Raise the overall value of the building.
- Conserve the original character of older (listed) properties.
- Repair pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve Saleability
Our Staffordshire Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Staffordshire. ProPoint UK provide brick repointing and almost all types of building restoration services to both big business premises and residential houses in and surrounding the Staffordshire region.
Our specialist Staffordshire team of hired builders have a real understanding and commitment to the process of aged period facades. Our target is to rebuild and restore a homes brick or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
Types of properties vary, therefor our team use their expert construction understanding to pick the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for that individual property.
Business Property Repointing in Staffordshire
We offer highly recommended repointing services for commercial properties in and around Staffordshire. We repoint all kinds of commercial properties including offices, large retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large variety of different commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Staffordshire.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Staffordshire
A large majority aged red brick homes and walls in Staffordshire were originally constructed using lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is crucial to the health of a aged house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian homes will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old properties can result in damage and cracks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Depending on the condition and size of your brickwork, repointing usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Staffordshire. You could require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall cost. However, it’s worth it. The pointing should secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t need to do it again
With repointing you will evert potentially expensive repairs that would be needed if water gets in through damages in the properties pointing work and add real value to your home or commercial property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar, these joints appear 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 needed after it is damaged due to age and weathering. After time, weather damage and general decay will result in damages in the joints between the masonry. This will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage and dangerous damp.
When will a house or building require Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can identify when it is time to repoint. Checking you mortar is extremely easy. When checking your brick, a great way to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into a joint in the brickwork and see if the pointing breaks away. You should try this test in different areas of both the front and back of the home.
Staffordshire (/ˈstæfərdʃɪər/ or /ˈstæfərdʃər/; abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It adjoins Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
The largest city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority. Lichfield also has city status, although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city. Major towns include Stafford (the county town), Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, and Tamworth. Smaller towns include Stone, Uttoxeter, Rugeley, Eccleshall, Penkridge and large villages Wombourne, Kinver, Tutbury and Stretton. Cannock Chase AONB is within the county as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District national park.