Repointing WorcestershirePropoint 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 Worcestershire area.
The Advantages of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best way of improving the structural condition and appearance of a house, it also forms an essential part in overall and ongoing property maintenance. Benefits of Brick repointing include:
- Improve the structural integrity of your brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the property.
- Improve the appearance of the home.
- Raise the overall value of the home.
- Maintaining the original look of older (listed) buildings.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city buildings.
- Improve properties saleability
Our Worcestershire Restorations Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted brickwork pointing and building restorations team for Worcestershire. ProPoint UK supply brick repointing and almost all forms of property restoration services to both big commercial premises and residential properties within and surrounding the Worcestershire area.
ProPoint UK’s specialist Worcestershire team of hired craftsmen have the understanding and dedication to the process of aged period facades. The teams target is always to restore a buildings brickwork or stone wall exterior to its greatest standard.
The types of buildings vary, so our team use genuine building knowledge to pick the right traditional materials and techniques suited for each particular property.
Commercial Property Repointing in Worcestershire
We provide quality repointing services for commercial properties in Worcestershire. We repoint all kinds of business buildings like offices, small retail properties, shops, warehouses, government offices, banks and a variety of different commercial buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing sevice we provide is quicker, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in and around Worcestershire.
Lime Mortar Repointing Worcestershire
Some old brick homes and walls in Worcestershire were originally constructed using lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is imperative to the strength of these aged property or wall. For example, a many Victorian homes will likely have been constructed with lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in older properties will likely result in property damage (this is also an important part of church and cathedral restoration)
How much does repointing cost?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of the brickwork, it should cost somewhere between £20-£40 per metre-squared in Worcestershire. You could need scaffolding and other access, this may add to the cost. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The repointing work should secure the property for over 50 years, so you won’t need to do it again
You will likely evert expensive repairs that may be needed if water gets in through damages in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your home or business property.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible external area of mortar joints, the mortar will appear on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) describes the replacement of pointing. This will be needed after it is lost because of age. Over time, weather damage and decay will cause damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will allow water to come in, potentially resulting in significant property damage and dangerous damp.
When does a house or property require Repointing?
It is crucial that you have the knowledge to identify when you need to repoint your property. Checking your pointing is pretty easy. When reviewing the brick, a great way to check is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth matches the height of the mortar filling, you’ll need repointing. You should also simply use your finger to test the mortar, try digging a finger into a joint in the bricks and see if any pointing comes away. Try this test in different areas around the back and front of the property.
Worcestershire (/ˈwʊstərʃər/ ( listen) WUUS-tər-shər, /-ʃɪər/ -sheer; written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England. Between 1974 and 1998, it was merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire as Hereford and Worcester.
The cathedral city of Worcester is the largest settlement and county town. Other major towns in the county include Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern, Redditch, and Stourport-on-Severn. The north-east of Worcestershire includes part of the industrial West Midlands; the rest of the county is largely rural. The county is divided into six administrive districts: Worcester, Redditch, Wychavon, Malvern Hills, Wyre Forest, and Bromsgrove.