Repointing SuffolkPropoint 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 Suffolk area.
The Advantages of Brick Pointing
Brickwork pointing is the best way of improving the structural condition and appearance of a building, and it forms an essential part in overall and ongoing property conservation. Benefits of Brick pointing include:
- Strengthen the constructural integrity of your walls.
- Weatherproof your walls.
- Restore the appearance of the building.
- Maintain or increase the value of your building.
- Maintaining the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Suffolk Repointing Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Suffolk. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and different types of property restoration services for both big commercial premises and residential homes in and around the Suffolk region.
Our specialist Suffolk group of hired building experts have the understanding and commitment to the process of old period facades. The teams goal is to restore a homes brick or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
The types of properties vary, therefor our team use their brilliant construction knowledge to select the correct materials and craftsmanship suited for every individual property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Suffolk
We provide highly rated pointing services for commercial properties in and around Suffolk. We repoint different types of commercial properties like office buildings, small retail properties, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large number of other commercially related premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Suffolk.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Suffolk
A large majority old brick buildings and walls in Suffolk were originally built with lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is fundamental to the strength of these aged house or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes may likely have been built with lime mortar, and not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement common in old buildings will likely result in damage and cracks (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and size of the external brickwork, repointing should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Suffolk. You may need scaffolding, this can add to the cost. However, it’s well worth it. The repointing work should last over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to do it again
You will evert potentially expensive repair works that would be required if moisture penetrates through cracks in your walls and add real value to your home or commercial property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will show between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the replacement of the outer face of mortar. Repointing will be required after it has been damaged due to age. After time, weathering and general decay can cause voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially resulting in significant property damage.
When will a home or building need Repointing?
It’s crucial that you know how to identify when you need to repoint your property. The identifying process is very simple. When reviewing your brick, a good way to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into the joints between bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. You should try this in different areas of both the front and back of the house.
Suffolk (/ˈsʌfək/) is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.
The county is low-lying with very few hills, and is largely arable land with the wetlands of the Broads in the north. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.