Repointing WiltshirePropoint 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 Wiltshire area.
Our Wiltshire Repointing and Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a veteran pointing and property restorations team for Wiltshire. We offer brickwork repointing and different types of property restoration services to commercial buildings and residential properties in and surrounding the Wiltshire region.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Wiltshire team of hand picked building experts have the knowledge and dedication for the practice of historic exteriors. The teams target is always to rebuild and restore your brick or stone exterior to its highest standard.
The types of properties vary, therefor the team use good building understanding to select the right materials and techniques suited for that individual property.
When will a house or building need Repointing?
It is crucial that you can pinpoint when it is time to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely easy. When checking the brickwork, a great way to go by is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also simply use your finger to test the pointing, simply dig a finger into a joint between bricks and see if the mortar comes away. Try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the home.
Business Property Repointing in Wiltshire
ProPoint UK provide both internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Wiltshire. We have repointed different types of commercial buildings like offices, large retail premises, shops, car showrooms, government buildings, hospitals and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial service we provide is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in and around Wiltshire.
How much does repointing cost in Wiltshire?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your property, repointing usually cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Wiltshire. Your property may require scaffolding, this may increase the overall price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. New repointing work will likely secure the property for 50-100 years, so you probably won’t have to do it again
With repointing you will likely avoid potentially expensive repairs that may be required if water gets in through cracks in the properties walls and increase the overall value to your house or business building.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old brick properties and walls in Wiltshire were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this building method is essential to the strength of a aged house or wall. For example, a many Victorian homes may likely have been built with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s essential that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement inherent in old homes can cause damage to the brickwork.
Other Restoration Services
We also provide different restoration services in Wiltshire. Like brick and stone cleaning and cracked wall repair. As well as repointing, we also work in the conservation of listed buildings, this service covers both residential and commercial buildings. Building materials we use are always selected to match the type and traditional practices of the original property work. We also try, where possible, to reuse reclaimed materials.
Wiltshire (/ˈwɪltʃər/ or /-tʃɪər/) is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles). It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.
Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is noted for being the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks, and as a training area for the British Army. The city of Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral. Important country houses open to the public include Longleat, near Warminster, and the National Trust’s Stourhead, near Mere.