Repointing Telford and WrekinPropoint 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 Telford and Wrekin area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork repointing is the most effective way of restoring the condition and overall look of a house, this forms an essential part in the building preservation. Advantages of Brickwork repointing include:
- Maintain the structural integrity of your property.
- Weatherproof your property.
- Improve the overall appearance of your building.
- Maintain or increase the value of the home.
- Conserve the original character of old (listed) properties.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city buildings.
- Improve chances of selling
Our Telford and Wrekin Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran brickwork pointing and building renovation team for Telford and Wrekin. We supply brick repointing and different forms of building restoration services for business premises and residential properties within and around the Telford and Wrekin region.
Our pro Telford and Wrekin group of highly rated building experts have the knowledge and commitment to the process of historic period facades. Our aim is to recover a homes brick or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
The types of properties vary, so our restoration team use good construction understanding to choose the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for each individual property.
Commercial Building Repointing in Telford and Wrekin
ProPoint UK offer highly recommended repointing services for commercial properties in and around Telford and Wrekin. We repoint different kinds of commercial buildings like offices, large retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large variety of different commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Telford and Wrekin.
Lime Mortar Repointing Telford and Wrekin
Many aged red brick buildings and walls in Telford and Wrekin were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this building method is crucial to the health of these aged property or wall. For example, a large number of Victorian properties may likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repointing. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old homes will likely result in property damage (this is also an integral aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the brickwork, it usually cost somewhere between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Telford and Wrekin. You could require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. However, it’s worth it. The pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t require to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely evert potentially expensive repairs that may be required if moisture penetrates through cracks in your walls and increase the overall value to your home or commercial building.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar, they show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) refers to the replacement of pointing. This will be required after the mortar is damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and general decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. This will let water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage and dangerous damp.
When does a house or building need Repointing?
It’s essential that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is very easy. When reviewing the brickwork, a good guide to go by 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, you’ll probably require repointing. You should also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into the joints between bricks and seeing if any pointing breaks away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the house.
About Telford and Wrekin
Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. The district was created in 1974 as The Wrekin, then a non-metropolitan district of Shropshire. In 1998 the district became a unitary authority and was renamed Telford and Wrekin. It remains part of the Shropshire ceremonial county and shares institutions such as the Fire and Rescue Service and Community Health with the rest of Shropshire.
The borough’s major settlement is Telford, a new town designated in the 1960s incorporating the existing towns of Dawley, Madeley, Oakengates and Wellington. The next largest population centre is Newport, a market town to the north of Telford.