Repointing WarringtonPropoint 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 Warrington area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will show on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of the outer face of mortar. This is usually required after the mortar has been lost due to age. After time, weather damage and decay can cause damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage and dangerous damp.
Our Warrington Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have an experienced brickwork pointing and property restorations team for Warrington. We offer brickwork repointing and other types of building restoration services to both large business premises and residential homes in and around the Warrington region.
ProPoint UK’s pro Warrington team of hand picked builders have a real knowledge and dedication for the practice of old external building work. The teams target is to restore a homes brick or stone wall exterior to the greatest standard.
The types of properties differ, so our team use brilliant construction knowledge to pick the correct traditional materials and techniques suitable for each specific building.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you have the knowledge to determine when it is time to repoint your property. Checking you mortar is extremely easy. When reviewing your brick, a good guide to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll probably require repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if the mortar breaks away. Try this test in different areas around the back and front of the home.
Commercial Building Repointing in Warrington
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around Warrington. We repoint many types of commercial properties including office buildings, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, hospitals and a large number of other commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Warrington.
How much does repointing cost in Warrington?
Depending on the condition and size of your pointing, it usually cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Warrington. You may need scaffolding, this may add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The repointing work should last 50-100 years, so you probably won’t need to do it again in your lifetime!
You will avoid potentially expensive repairs that would be required if moisture penetrates through damages in the buildings walls and add real value to your house or business building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old brick buildings and walls in Warrington were originally built with lime mortar and the need to continue this trend is essential to the health of these aged property or construction. For example, a many Victorian properties will likely have been built from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian homes will likely result in property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Warrington
As well as repointing, we provide a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around Warrington. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stonework or brickwork needs to be done properly, with correct methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is done. Each property exterior is different, that’s why our surveyors assess the property thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for any project.
Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2016 was estimated at 208,800, more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town. Warrington is the largest town in the county of Cheshire.
Warrington was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time.