Repointing ThurrockPropoint 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 Thurrock area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Pointing
Brick repointing is the best value way of restoring the structural condition and overall look of a property, this forms an very important part in the property conservation. Benefits of Brick repointing include:
- Repair the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the property.
- Refurbish the overall appearance of the building.
- Maintain or increase the value of the building.
- Maintaining the original character of older (listed) buildings.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city homes.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Thurrock Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional repointing and building restorations team for Thurrock. ProPoint UK offer brickwork repointing and other forms of building restoration services to big commercial premises and residential properties within and around the Thurrock area.
Our pro Thurrock team of employed builders have a real knowledge and dedication to the process of historic period facades. Our target is to rebuild and restore a properties brick or stone wall facade to its best standard.
Types of buildings differ, therefor our restoration team use expert construction knowledge to select the correct traditional materials and techniques suited for each individual building.
Commercial Property Repointing in Thurrock
ProPoint UK provide quality repointing services for commercial properties in Thurrock. We repoint all types of business buildings including offices, large retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government buildings, schools and a large variety of different commercial premises. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is faster, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial constructions in and around Thurrock.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing Thurrock
Many aged red brick houses and walls in Thurrock were constructed with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is fundamental to the well-being of these aged house or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian buildings may likely have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is essential that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian homes will likely cause damage to the brickwork (this is also an integral part of church and cathedral restoration)
What is the cost of repointing?
Based on the condition and size of your property, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Thurrock. You might require scaffolding and other access, this can increase the overall price. However, it’s well worth it. The pointing will likely last 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely evert expensive repairs that might be needed if moisture penetrates through voids in your pointing work and add real value to your home or business property.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” is the visible external area of mortar, these joints appear on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing will be required after it is damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay can result in voids in the mortar joints between the masonry. These voids will let water to enter, potentially causing significant damage.
When does a home or building need Repointing?
It is crucial that you have the knowledge to pinpoint when you need to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When checking the brickwork, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You can also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into a joint in the brickwork and see if the pointing comes away. You should try this in several areas around the back and front of the home.
Thurrock /ˈθʌrək/ is a unitary authority area with borough status in the English ceremonial county of Essex. It is part of the London commuter belt and an area of regeneration within the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone. The local authority is Thurrock Council.