Repointing West YorkshirePropoint 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 Yorkshire area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outer face of mortar joints, the mortar will appear between brickwork on the surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. Repointing might be needed after the mortar is damaged due to age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay will result in damages in the mortar joints between brickwork and stone. These voids will let water to come in, potentially resulting in significant damage.
Our West Yorkshire Restorations Team
We have an experienced pointing and property renovation team for West Yorkshire. ProPoint UK supply brick wall repointing and different forms of property restoration services for both large business premises and residential houses in and surrounding the West Yorkshire area.
Our pro West Yorkshire team of hired builders have a real knowledge and dedication to the process of historic period facades. The teams target is always to recover a properties brickwork or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
Types of properties differ, so our team use their good building understanding to pick the correct materials and techniques suitable for that individual building.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It is crucial that you know how to pinpoint when it is time to repoint. Checking you mortar is very simple. When checking the brick, a good way to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. As soon as the depth matches the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into a joint in the brickwork and seeing if the mortar breaks away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the back and front of the house.
Commercial Building Repointing in West Yorkshire
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around West Yorkshire. We have repointed different kinds of business properties like office buildings, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, banks and a variety of different commercially related properties. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in and around West Yorkshire.
How much does repointing cost in West Yorkshire?
Based on the condition and quality and size of the pointing, repointing should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in West Yorkshire. You might need scaffolding, this can increase the overall cost. It isn’t cheap, but repointing is worth it. The repointing work will likely secure the property for over 50 years, so you probably won’t have to repoint again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will likely avoid expensive repair works that may be required if moisture gets in through cracks in the buildings pointing work and add real value to your house or commercial building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick buildings and walls in West Yorkshire were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to continue this trend is imperative to the strength of these old house or wall. For example, a many Victorian buildings may likely have been built with lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement is not used in repointing. When cement is used, the movement inherent in older buildings can cause property damage.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in West Yorkshire
As well as repointing, we offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around West Yorkshire. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brick must be carried out properly, with correct methods to ensure that no irreversible damage is caused. Every property project is different, that’s why our experts check the structure thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for use on any project.
About West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It is an inland and in relative terms upland county having eastward-draining valleys while taking in moors of the Pennines and has a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.
West Yorkshire consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and shares borders with the counties of Derbyshire (briefly to the south), Greater Manchester (to the south-west), Lancashire (to the north-west), North Yorkshire (to the north and east) and South Yorkshire (to the south and south-east).