Repointing West BerkshirePropoint 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 West Berkshire area.
Our West Berkshire Pointing Team
We have an experienced brickwork pointing and property restorations team for West Berkshire. We provide brickwork repointing and other forms of building restoration services to commercial premises and residential properties within and surrounding the West Berkshire area.
Our specialist West Berkshire group of employed building experts have the knowledge and dedication for the practice of historic period facades. The teams goal is to rebuild and restore your brickwork or stone exterior to its highest standard.
The types of properties differ, so our team use their good construction knowledge to select the right traditional materials and techniques suitable for every specific building.
When does a house or property require Repointing?
It is crucial that you know how to determine when it is time to repoint your property. The identifying process is very simple. When reviewing the wall, a great guide 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 gap, you’ll probably require repointing. You should also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig a finger into a joint between bricks and see if the mortar comes away. You should try this test in several areas around the front and back of the property.
Business Property Repointing in West Berkshire
We offer both internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in and around West Berkshire. We have repointed many kinds of commercial properties like office buildings, small retail properties, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, schools and a large number of different commercial properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in West Berkshire.
What is the cost of repointing in West Berkshire?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the property, it should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in West Berkshire. You may require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The repointing work will likely last 50-100 years, so you won’t have to do it again
You will evert expensive repair works that might be required if water gets in through cracks in your pointing work and add real value to your house or business property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority aged brick houses and walls in West Berkshire were constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is essential to the well-being of a aged property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian properties will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older properties can cause damage to the brickwork.
Other Restoration Services
We also provide different restoration services in West Berkshire. Such as brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. As well as repointing, we also specialise in the restoration of listed buildings, this service covers both residential and commercial buildings. Building materials used are precisely chosen to closely match the quality and traditional practices of the old building. We also attempt, where possible, to reuse reclaimed materials.
About West Berkshire
West Berkshire is a local government district in the ceremonial county of Royal Berkshire, England, located almost equidistantly between Bristol and London. Its administrative town is Newbury and it is governed by the West Berkshire Council unitary authority.