Repointing Stockton-on-TeesPropoint 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 Stockton-on-Tees area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar, these joints show on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing will be needed after the mortar has been damaged due to age and weathering. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to enter, potentially causing significant property damage.
Our Stockton-on-Tees Repointing and Restorations Team
We have a very professional brickwork pointing and building renovation team for Stockton-on-Tees. ProPoint UK supply brickwork repointing and almost all types of property restoration services for business buildings and residential homes within and around the Stockton-on-Tees area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Stockton-on-Tees team of employed building experts have a real knowledge and dedication to the process of old period facades. The teams target is to recover a properties brickwork or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
The types of properties differ, therefor our team use their genuine property understanding to pick the right traditional materials and craftsmanship suited for that individual property.
“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 building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you know how to identify when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is pretty simple. When examining the wall, 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 pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint between brickwork and seeing if the mortar breaks away. Try this in multiple areas of both the back and front of the property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Stockton-on-Tees
We offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in Stockton-on-Tees. We repoint different kinds of commercial properties like offices, small retail premises, shops, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large variety of different commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in Stockton-on-Tees.
How much does repointing cost in Stockton-on-Tees?
Based on the condition and size of your property, repointing should cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Stockton-on-Tees. You might need scaffolding, this may increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t have to repoint again
With repointing you will likely avoid potentially expensive repairs that would be needed if moisture penetrates through cracks in the buildings walls and add real value to your home or business property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many aged red brick properties and walls in Stockton-on-Tees were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is imperative to the well-being of these aged house or construction. A many Victorian buildings will probably have been built from lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old properties can result in damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Stockton-on-Tees
As well as repointing, we also provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Stockton-on-Tees. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brickwork needs to be done correctly, using suitable methods to ensure that no damage is done. Each building exterior is different, this is why our surveyors assess the structure thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
Stockton-on-Tees is a market town in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England. It is the major settlement in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. The town has population of 105,682, and the wider borough a population of 238,000, according to 2017 estimates.