Repointing YorkPropoint 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 York area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” describes the visible outside face of mortar joints, these joints appear on the outside surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) is the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing is usually needed after the mortar has been lost due to age and weathering. Over time, weather damage and decay will result in voids in the joints between brickwork and stone. This will allow water to enter, potentially resulting in serious property damage and dangerous damp.
Our York Repointing and Restorations Team
We have an experienced brickwork repointing and property renovation team for York. ProPoint UK supply brick wall repointing and different forms of property restoration services to big commercial properties and residential properties in and surrounding the York region.
Our professional York team of highly rated craftsmen have a real understanding and commitment for the process of old external building work. Our goal is to recover a homes brick or stone wall exterior to the greatest standard.
The types of properties vary, so the team use their brilliant building understanding to pick the correct materials and techniques suited for each individual property.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When will a house or property require Repointing?
It’s crucial that you can pinpoint when you need to repoint. Identifying if you need repointing is extremely simple. When checking your wall, a great guide to check is to measure the depth against the height of the mortar gap. 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 pointing, try digging your finger into the joints in the brickwork and seeing if the pointing breaks away. You should try this test in multiple areas of both the front and back of the house.
Business Property Repointing in York
We offer internal and external repointing services for commercial properties in York. We repoint all kinds of commercial properties including office buildings, large retail premises, shopfronts, warehouses, government offices, hospitals and a large variety of other commercially related buildings. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is faster, cleaner and comes with a more durable pointing solution for commercial buildings in York.
What is the cost of repointing in York?
Based on the current condition and size of the pointing, it should cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in York. Your property could require scaffolding, this may add to the price. It isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. The pointing should last 50-100 years, so you won’t need to do it again
With repointing you will evert expensive repairs that might be required if moisture penetrates through damages in the buildings pointing work and add real value to your home or commercial property.
Old Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old brick buildings and walls in York were originally constructed using lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is crucial to the health of these aged house or construction. For example, a many Victorian buildings will likely have been constructed from lime mortar, and not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in older buildings will likely cause damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in York
As well as repointing, we also offer a specialist chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning service in and around York. We use listed building and heritage approved methods, including sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (no harmful chemicals). Any cleaning to stonework or brick must be carried out correctly, using suitable methods to make sure that no damage is done. Each property exterior is different, this is why our surveyors check the structure thoroughly and choose the most suitable cleaning methods for that project.
York (/ˈjɔːrk/ ( listen)) is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions.
The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.