Repointing Melton Mowbray Leicestershire (LE13): No matter how old your property in Melton Mowbray is, there comes a time when a little maintenance is required. If you have come to realise that the mortar between the bricks on your Melton Mowbray house is cracking or crumbling, you'll need professional help to stop the issue from getting worse. A reliable brick repointing specialist in Melton Mowbray will offer a cost effective solution to repair your brickwork and ensure that it stays watertight.
It is the bricks and mortar that make a structure sturdy and secure against the weather. The mortar must be sound, and free of gaps or holes to be able to stop any moisture or draughts from finding a way into your home. How do you know when your home in Melton Mowbray needs to be repointed?
In essence, you must examine your external walls and check for any visible damage. Repointing is usually needed if you can visually identify some problem areas. Most of the time you will be able to see quite clearly any physical signs of degradation, but in sections that are remote or hidden, such as chimney stacks or under eaves; you might need to call on the services of a professional to assist you.
You also have to think about the questions of safety that crumbling or damaged mortar can cause. Mortar is the binding agent that holds the structure and shape together in any Melton Mowbray home, and when badly damaged can have an impact on the stability of a structure. Any weak spots in the structural integrity can render a dwelling unstable with severe consequences and perhaps even a risk to life.
If bricks have been damaged or weakened over the years and are the reason for problems with your mortar joints they may have to be removed and replaced. A competent Melton Mowbray repointing specialist will repair any defective bricks before continuing with the mortar repointing to achieve the perfect finish to your house.
If the exterior walls of your Melton Mowbray home have been plasterered over or painted in the past you could notice areas that are prone to damp or discoloured. If you start to discover bubbling, cracks or flaking of the paint or render it could indicate more extensive damage beneath the surface. To avoid the damage spreading and triggering more serious issues at a later date, it is advisable to seek the advice of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can investigate the root cause of the issue. A decent repointing company in Melton Mowbray will easily achieve this and help keep your house in the best possible condition.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN MELTON MOWBRAY?
It can take quite a while to repoint a whole house and, depending on the layout of your home, can also entail working at height. The first thing that a repointing company will perform is a visual survey to evaluate the severity of the damage to your brickwork. This inspection will allow them to give you a price quote for the necessary work. It is always much better to get quotations from different repointing companies in Melton Mowbray and study the levels of service offered between them.
It might be that during the initial site survey there were some parts of your house that were hard to reach or inaccessible and in such cases a second, more comprehensive survey could be needed. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey may expose more problems that could increase the original quote. The older your building, the more chance that it is going to need repointing, and this is particularly so for those houses in Melton Mowbray over sixty years old.
Reparation work can start once the trouble spots have been detected and agreed with the owner of the property. Most properties will need to have scaffolding erected to provide a sturdy platform from which to do the repointing. Once this has been put up then some sort of protective sheet will be secured in place. This could be polythene sheeting to collect any dust and debris that's generated during the repairs.
Cables and pipework may need to be removed or adjusted to enable ease of access to the brickwork behind them. This is of course only temporary and they will be put back in their original position once all work has been completed.
If your home is pebble-dashed, painted or rendered, these coatings will now have to be removed to allow the repointing contractors to get on with the restoration work. When this has been done the brickwork can be diligently sanded and cleaned to provide an even surface for work to begin.
To help you pick out the kind of repointing finish to your walls, a reliable Melton Mowbray repointing company will be glad to show the various pointing styles (Flush, Recessed, Weather Struck or Tuck), by the creation of a test panel on your brickwork. This should allow you to visualise the finished result and ensure your satisfaction with the finished product with regard to style and colour.
Now the dusty work will begin as the old, damaged mortar is taken out by raking and cleaning out the brick joints. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming as the joints need to be cleaned of any old mortar, debris and dust so as to end up with a sound bonding surface for the application of new mortar. Any window and door openings will be given extra attention by the repointers to prevent any excess applications of mortar or distortions of the frames which can lead to problems with their closing and opening.
Before any fresh mortar is administered, the brickwork will be damped down to prevent it from drying out too quickly. This delayed drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can lead to a weaker joint. During the application of the mortar there'll be smears and some excess mortar on the adjacent brickwork which can look untidy, however this can be removed once it's dried out. The team will work on the walls in small sections, cleaning each one as they go along before starting on a new patch.
During this stage the need for any brick replacement, lead flashing work or chimney repairs will be carried out by the contractor.
After the brickwork has been cleaned for a final time, to achieve a uniform appearance, any plaster rendering or painting of the completed wall surface can be done. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables have been put back into positionthe scaffold will be taken down and all of the debris and waste is taken away from the site.
Your brickwork repointing should be good for 50-60 years providing it is accomplished by a qualified and reputable repointing company in Melton Mowbray. They should also offer you a guarantee to their work and be supported by professional qualifications and certifications in the building and construction industry.
If a company has qualifications or accreditations from trade organisations like the Federation of Master Builders, the National House Building Council and the National Federation of Building Contractors, you can be confident you're dealing with a trustworthy and professional business. Every person who carries out work on repointing your home should additionally be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be able to demonstrate their skills and ability by showing an appropriate CSCS card.
Repointing work can be undertaken in Melton Mowbray and also in: Asfordby Hill, Eye Kettleby, Welby, Brentingby, Waltham on the Wolds, Burton Lazars, Great Dalby, Thorpe Arnold, Frisby on the Wreake, Scalford, Kirby Bellars, Holwell, Asfordby, together with these postcodes LE13 0FB, LE13 0NP, LE13 0LY, LE13 0PD, LE13 0LA, LE13 0BJ, LE13 0EG, LE13 0HW, LE13 0LN, LE13 0JG. Local Melton Mowbray repointing specialists will probably have the dialling code 01664 and the postcode LE13.
Leicestershire Repointing Specialists
In Leicestershire you'll also find: Scraptoft repointing specialists, Woodhouse brick repointing, Whetstone repointing services, Leicester Forest East repointing specialists, Birstall brickwork-repointing, Shepshed brick repointing, Kibworth repointing, Enderby repointing, Croft brickwork-repointing, Houghton on the Hill brickwork-repointing, Ashby de la Zouch repointing services, Syston brick repointing, Thurlaston brickwork-repointing, Billesdon repointing specialists, Higham on the Hill repointing services, Woodhouse brickwork-repointing, Harby repointing services, Long Clawson brickwork-repointing, Measham repointing services, Long Whatton repointing, Ratby repointing, Asfordby brickwork-repointing, Glenfields repointing services, Sileby repointing specialists, Great Glen repointing specialists, Cropston repointing, Bottesford repointing services, Breedon on the Hill repointing specialists, Coleorton brick repointing.
Melton Mowbray Repointing Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Melton Mowbray repointing specialist including ribbon repointing, strap pointing and repointing, stone wall repointing, repairs to cracks in brickwork Melton Mowbray, bucket handle pointing, re-pointing crazy paving, mortar joint repointing, damaged brickwork replacement, brickwork joint raking Melton Mowbray, brick joint renovation, repointing of chimney stacks Melton Mowbray, the repointing of patios Melton Mowbray, domestic repointing, pointing and repointing mortar joints Melton Mowbray, house pointing and re-pointing Melton Mowbray, repointing quotations, repointing services, pointing and repointing paving, garden wall repointing, and more.
Leicestershire Repointing Enquiries
Recent Leicestershire repointing requirements: Szymon Barber and Lilliana Barber recently requested a quote for repointing and re-rendering a bungalow in Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire. Charlotte Butcher recently enquired about repointing a 4 bedroom detached house in Worthington. Elisha Barnett and Alby Barnett recently requested a quote for repointing and pebble-dashing a semi-detached house in Bagworth, Leicestershire. Maia Webber recently requested an estimate for repointing the exterior walls of bungalow in Burton on the Wolds. Kajetan Atherton and Nyah Atherton recently asked for an estimate for repointing an old stone cottage in Measham. Lea Rowland and Evan Rowland recently enquired about repointing a semi-detached home in Groby, Leicestershire. Aiden and Juliette Dodd recently asked for a quote for rebedding and repointing a roof on a detached property in Bottesford. Mr and Mrs Jobson recently enquired about repointing a crazy paving patio in Scraptoft.
Repointing Specialists Near Melton Mowbray
Also: Brentingby repointing, Great Dalby repointing, Scalford repointing, Welby repointing, Waltham on the Wolds repointing, Thorpe Arnold repointing, Frisby on the Wreake repointing, Eye Kettleby repointing, Kirby Bellars repointing, Asfordby repointing, Asfordby Hill repointing, Burton Lazars repointing, Holwell and more.
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Around Melton Mowbray
In the last 12 months brickwork was professionally repointed in these Melton Mowbray streets: Ashby Road, Coopers Lane, Sycamore Close, Bradgate Lane, Cheapside, Burns Close, Soar Close, St Peters Walk, Towns Lane, Tennyson Way, Church Lea, Church Lane, Alvaston Road, South Close, South Street, St Johns Court, Sandy Lane, Buckminster Close, Swallows Drive, South View, Butt Lane, Bayswater Road, Coltfoot Way, Copley Close, Chadwell Close, Saltby Road, Charnwood Avenue, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE13 0FB, LE13 0NP, LE13 0LY, LE13 0PD, LE13 0LA, LE13 0BJ, LE13 0EG, LE13 0HW, LE13 0LN, LE13 0JG.
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Repointing in LE13 area, telephone code 01664.