Repointing Bellshill

Bellshill Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Bellshill Scotland (ML4): Regardless of what age your house is in Bellshill, there will come a point when a bit of maintenance is required. Properties in Bellshill are hit by all sorts of weather, pollution and other damaging factors which can affect the state of the cement or mortar between the bricks, and should you notice indications of this you may need to bring in a reputable repointing company. It is essential to keep your brickwork in good condition to keep your home watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to engage a brick repointing specialist in Bellshill.

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The construction of any home is only as good as its mortar and bricks. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with holes, gaps or eroding areas, then draughts and dampness can enter your dwelling and cause many problems to the integrity of the structure. Is it quite easy to establish when you might need repointing?

Repointing Bellshill Scotland (ML4)

It's simply a case of visually checking your brickwork. Repointing is typically required if you can visually identify some problem areas. It might be necessary to consult a specialist to inspect hard to reach sections such as under eaves or on chimneys, however in the majority of homes you ought to be able to see any signs of degradation quite easily.

Crumbling mortar does not only look terrible, it can lead to questions of safety too. Mortar is the "glue" that binds everything together in any Bellshill home, and when badly damaged can impact on the whole integrity of a building. In taller structures and houses with chimney stacks, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have severe consequences with regards to property damages and risk of injury.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over time and are the main cause of the problems with your mortar joints they might have to be replaced. Any defective bricks found during the survey by the repointing contractor will be replaced or repaired before any mortar repointing takes place.

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If the exterior walls of your Bellshill home have been plasterered over or painted in the past you may notice areas that are prone to damp or discoloured. Any discolouration, flaking or bubbling of paint or plaster could signify damage to either bricks or mortar under the surface. The only way to investigate a problem of this kind is by employing a reputable brickwork and repointing contractor who'll find the root cause of the damage. Through the use of a qualified and reputable repointing contractor you'll keep your exterior walls in the best condition possible.


Repointing takes quite a bit of time to complete correctly and will entail working at height in many cases. A visual inspection is the first step in this process and will evaluate the magnitude of the remedial work that's required on your house. This inspection will allow them to provide you with a quote for the work required and the labour costs. Don't assume that all repointing specialists in Bellshill offer the same level of service and the cheapest quote might not necessarily be the best option.

It may be that in the original site survey there were some areas of your home that were hard to reach or inaccessible and in this instance a second, more in depth survey could be necessary. A price quote after the second survey may be higher due to issues found in this more in depth inspection. The older the structure is, the more likely it is to need repointing, and this is especially true for those properties in Bellshill that are over 60 years old.

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Reparation work can begin as soon as any problem areas have been uncovered and discussed with the owner of the property. It's quite possible your repointing team will need a scaffold so as to have a safe platform while doing the work on your property. As soon as this has been put up then a method of protective sheet will be fixed in place. This is to prevent any damage to property and minimise any risk of injury to people in the vicinity of the work.

Pipework and cables will need to be adjusted or removed to enable easy access to the walls behind them. On completion of the project all of these will be put back in their appropriate locations.

Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now have to be carefully removed to allow the repointing team to gain access to the brickwork and start their repair work. After the removal of these coverings all the bricks can be cleaned and sanded, this gives the repointing team a standardised surface to work on.

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To help you choose the ideal style of pointing for your walls, a decent Bellshill repointing contractor will be able to demonstrate the various different pointing designs (Weather Struck, Flush, Recessed or Tuck), by creating a test panel on your brickwork. This will help you to visualise the final result and make sure you're satisfied with the finished product with regard to style and colour.

The brick joints are now thoroughly raked out to remove the old, damaged mortar and clean the gaps between the bricks. This is an extremely time consuming process and involves the grinding or chipping away of old mortar and brushing away any dust and loose debris to provide a good platform onto which to apply the new mortar. Special care and attention is taken around windows and doors since any movement in the brickwork could result in issues with their opening and closing.

Before any fresh mortar is applied, the brickwork will be damped down to stop it from setting too rapidly. This slower drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can create a compromised joint. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the bricks can be cleaned off once the mortar is thoroughly dry. The walls will be divided into areas, and each will be repointed, left to dry, and then cleaned off before the team move on to the next section of wall.

If any chimney repairs, lead flashing replacement or brick replacement is found to be needed by the repointing company during the work, now is the time when these repairs will be carried out.

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Any rendering, paint or other wall coverings that you require will be applied once all of the remedial work has been completed. After the cables and pipes have been put back into place the scaffolding will be taken down and all of the waste and debris is taken away from the site.

Repointing your house using a competent Bellshill company will mean you won't need to worry about your exterior brickwork for 50 to 60 years. All work should be provided with a warranty of at least twelve months and have building industry credentials.

Suitable accreditations may take various forms, however those that are prominent in the repointing industry are: the National House Building Council (NHBC), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), with qualifications from industry forerunners like the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). Additionally, every person on the repointing team who works on your property should be a holder of a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) to demonstrate that they have the appropriate training and skills to be part of the project.

Repointing work can be carried out in Bellshill and also in nearby places like: Coatbridge, Viewpark, Bothwell, Chapelhall, Cleland, Holytown, Motherwell, Calderbank, Hamilton, Newhouse, Blantyre, Fallside, New Stevenston, Uddingston, Carfin, Forgewood, together with these postcodes ML4 1HQ, ML1 3XD, ML4 1DT, ML1 4JE, ML4 1AY, ML4 1NZ, ML4 1LE, ML1 4HZ, ML1 4UJ, G71 6JT. Local Bellshill repointing services will probably have the postcode ML4 and the phone code Dialling code 01698. Checking this should guarantee you are accessing locally based repointing. Bellshill householders are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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Tuckpointing Bellshill

Where brickwork is old or battered, tuck pointing is a procedure for repointing unstable and crumbling mortar. To give the impression that they are in perfect condition, it is a technique which is employed to cosmetically improve the appearance of walls.

Firstly, the crumbling, old mortar is raked out, and this is then replaced with a new colour-matched mortar mixture which replicates the colour of the wall. A narrow contrasting strip of (usually lighter) mortar is then inserted to make it appear like the joints are neat and tidy, where in fact the joints are actually wide and irregular.

The results of tuck-pointing can be quite striking, in particular when viewed from a distance, and can dramatically enhance the overall appearance of a wall without the need for major work. (Tags: Tuckpointing Bellshill, Tuckpointing Mortar Bellshill, Tuck Pointing Bellshill).

Bellshill Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Bellshill

There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Bellshill repointing specialist including mortar raking, pebbledash removal Bellshill, rubble masonry, repointing price quotes Bellshill, bucket handle pointing, house re-pointing, strap pointing and re-pointing Bellshill, weather struck repointing, fireplace restoration, brick & mortar tinting, re-pointing mortar joints Bellshill, commercial repointing, pointing and repointing crazy paving Bellshill, brick conservation, lintel replacement, the replacement of damaged brickwork, the repointing of patios, slab repointing Bellshill, bed joint reinforcement, stone pointing and repointing, brick paint removal, lime mortar pointing, crack injection, stone wall repointing Bellshill, stone strengthening Bellshill, chimney repairs, pointing paving, stone cleaning, and repointing scaffolds. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are handled by local experts in repointing. Bellshill specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of services.

Skip Hire Bellshill

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With most garden revamps or home refurbishments in Bellshill, quite a bit of waste will be generated, and therefore you'll need to make allowances for this during the planning stage. For your repointing work, varying levels of waste will be created, subject to your individual circumstances, and the size of your project. Now some tradespeople will be happy to take away this waste for you, and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way, while others will just leave you to deal with it on your own.

Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most trouble-free ways to dispose of this waste. Coming in a wide variety of different sizes, skips can be hired to suit the quantity of waste that you are likely to generate. Skips can be hired in the following styles: skip bags (1-1.5 yds), mini-skips (2-3 yds), midi-skips (4-5 yds), builders skips (6-8 yds), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 yds).

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Family & Friends

Endorsements from family and friends are regarded as the most reliable resource when it comes to choosing tradesmen and services, therefore if you know someone who has had repointing done recently you can ask for their advice. Word of mouth recommendations are preferred over any other kind of review or endorsement by around 80% of people in Bellshill, so when the chance presents itself, you should capitalize on this fact. You should prepare a list of at least 2 or 3 contractors and obtain an estimate from each one.


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Also find: Holytown repointing, Calderbank repointing, Motherwell repointing, Hamilton repointing, Blantyre repointing, Carfin repointing, Uddingston repointing, New Stevenston repointing, Coatbridge repointing, Cleland repointing, Forgewood repointing, Fallside repointing, Viewpark repointing, Newhouse repointing, Chapelhall repointing, Bothwell repointing services and more. The majority of these locations are covered by specialists in repointing. Bellshill residents can get repointing estimates by going here.

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Repointing Services in Bellshill Scotland (Dialling code	01698)
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Repointing Around Bellshill: Repointing services were recently needed by householders living in Gordon Place, Brandon Gate, Golf Place, Strachan Street, Ella Gardens, Unitas Road, Belvidere Crescent, Crossgates, Dean Street, Viewfield Road, McCourt Gardens, Knivysbridge Place, Greenend View, Sinclair Grove, Raeburn Walk, Wilkie Loan, Community Place, Southend Place, Gladstone Street, Merlin Avenue, McCallum Gardens, Ettrick Avenue, Dickson Path, Butler Wynd, Russell Street, Rosewood Avenue, Lesley Quadrant, Queens Crescent, Rowanden Avenue and these Bellshill postcodes: ML4 1HQ, ML1 3XD, ML4 1DT, ML1 4JE, ML4 1AY, ML4 1NZ, ML4 1LE, ML1 4HZ, ML1 4UJ, G71 6JT. These locations recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Bellshill property owners benefited from dependable and professional repointing services on every occasion.

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Other Tradespeople in Bellshill: When you are having repointing work done on your property in Bellshill, Scotland you might also need to find some other craftsmen and services such as a stonemason in Bellshill, a plasterer in Bellshill, a carpenter in Bellshill, SKIP HIRE in Bellshill, patio cleaners in Bellshill, a window fitter in Bellshill, a tiler in Bellshill, waste removal in Bellshill, brickwork cleaning in Bellshill, a roofer in Bellshill, scaffolding in Bellshill, a building contractor in Bellshill, a bricklayer in Bellshill, a handyman in Bellshill, a conversion specialist in Bellshill, and more.

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(This repointing Bellshill page was written by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)