Repointing West MidlandsPropoint 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 Midlands area.
The Benefits of Brickwork Repointing
Brickwork pointing is the most effective way of improving the structural condition and appearance of a building structure, and it also forms an very important part in overall and ongoing building conservation. Advantages of Brickwork pointing include:
- Strengthen the structural integrity of your walls.
- Weatherproofing the outer walls.
- Refurbish the overall appearance of your building.
- Raise the value of the property.
- Maintaining the original look of older (listed) properties.
- Protect against pollution damage, for inner city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Our West Midlands Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a very professional repointing and property restorations team for West Midlands. We offer brickwork repointing and other types of building restoration services to both large commercial properties and residential properties within and around the West Midlands region.
Our pro West Midlands group of hired building experts have the understanding and dedication to the process of old external building work. Our target is always to rebuild and restore a homes brick or stone exterior to its greatest standard.
The types of buildings differ, so our team use genuine construction knowledge to choose the right traditional materials and techniques suitable for every particular building.
Commercial Property Repointing in West Midlands
We offer quality repointing services for commercial properties in and around West Midlands. We repoint many kinds of business buildings including office buildings, large retail premises, shops, warehouses, government buildings, hospitals and a large number of other commercial properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we offer is faster, cleaner and comes with a stronger pointing solution for commercial properties in West Midlands.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing West Midlands
Some aged brick homes and walls in West Midlands were constructed with lime mortar and the need to keep this trend is crucial to the strength of a old property or construction. For example, a large number of Victorian buildings may probably have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old Victorian buildings will likely cause damage to bricks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your external brickwork, repointing should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in West Midlands. Your property could need scaffolding, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t require to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will avoid potentially expensive repairs that may be needed if moisture gets in through damages in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your home or business building.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outer face of mortar joints, these joints appear between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (a.k.a Pointing Up) is the replacement of pointing. Repointing will be needed after it is damaged because of age. After time, weathering and decay will cause voids in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing serious property damage.
When will a house or property need Repointing?
It is crucial that you can identify when it is time to repoint your property. The process is extremely simple. When checking the brickwork, a good way to check is to measure the depth 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 can also use your finger to test the mortar, simply dig your finger into a joint between bricks and seeing if the mortar breaks away. You should try this in multiple areas around the front and back of the property.
About West Midlands
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