Repointing Tyne and WearPropoint 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 Tyne and Wear area.
What Is Repointing?
“Pointing” describes the visible external area of mortar joints, these joints appear between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) is the replacement of pointing. Repointing might be required after the mortar has been damaged because of age. After time, weathering and decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially causing significant damage.
Our Tyne and Wear Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional brickwork repointing and property renovation team for Tyne and Wear. We provide brick repointing and different types of property restoration services for both large commercial premises and residential properties in and around the Tyne and Wear region.
Our pro Tyne and Wear group of hired craftsmen have a real knowledge and commitment for the process of historic external building work. Our aim is to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone wall facade to its highest standard.
Types of properties differ, therefor the team use brilliant building understanding to select the correct traditional materials and craftsmanship suited for that specific building.
“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 property need Repointing?
It’s important that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint. The identifying process is extremely easy. When checking the brickwork, a good way to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. As soon as the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar filling, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the pointing, try digging a finger into a joint in the brickwork and see if any mortar breaks away. Try this in multiple areas around the front and back of the home.
Commercial Building Repointing in Tyne and Wear
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in Tyne and Wear. We repoint all types of commercial properties including office buildings, small retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, banks and a large number of other commercial properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in Tyne and Wear.
How much does repointing cost in Tyne and Wear?
Based on the condition and quality and size of your pointing, repointing usually cost between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Tyne and Wear. You could require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. However, repointing is well worth it. The pointing will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you won’t require to repoint again
You will avoid potentially expensive repair works that would be required if water gets in through voids in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your house or commercial property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old red brick properties and walls in Tyne and Wear were built using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the well-being of these aged property or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes will probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. It is essential that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in old properties can cause damage to bricks.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Tyne and Wear
As well as repointing, we also provide a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Tyne and Wear. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stone or brickwork needs to be carried out properly, with correct methods to ensure that no damage is done. Every building exterior is different, that’s why our surveyors assess the structure thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for any project.
About Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear ( /ˌtaɪn ən ˈwɪər/) is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and City of Sunderland. It is bounded on the east by the North Sea, and has borders with Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.
Prior to the 1974 reforms, the territory now covered by the county of Tyne and Wear straddled the border between the counties of Northumberland and Durham, the border being marked by the river Tyne; that territory also included five county boroughs.