Repointing Bideford

Bideford Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Bideford Devon (EX39): No matter how old your home or business premises in Bideford is, there comes a moment when a bit of maintenance is necessary. If the bricks on your Bideford home look decidedly shabby with mortar crumbling or missing, you will need to act quickly to stop the situation from getting even worse. A competent brick repointing contractor in Bideford will provide an effective solution to repair your brickwork and ensure that it stays watertight.

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It is the mortar and bricks that make a structure sturdy and secure against the weather. The mortar has to be sound, without any holes or gaps to be able to stop any draughts and moisture from finding a path into your property. But how do you know precisely when you need to repoint your property in Bideford?

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It's simply a case of visually checking your brickwork. Repointing is usually required if you can visually identify some problem areas. In areas such as on chimney stacks or under eaves it might be necessary for a professional to check, but you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of degradation.

You've also got to think about the safety issues that cracked or crumbling mortar joints can cause. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Bideford property and is the "glue" that holds the structure and shape together. In taller structures and properties with chimneys, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have severe implications with regards to property damage and risk of harm.

If bricks have been damaged or weakened over the years and are the main cause of problems with your mortar they may need to be replaced. A professional Bideford repointing contractor will repair any defective bricks before continuing with the mortar repointing to achieve a perfect finish to your home.

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Quite a few Bideford properties in past times have had their exterior walls painted or rendered with plaster to help shield the brickwork. If there are indications of bubbling, flaking or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it could suggest issues with the bricks or mortar permitting damp to seep into the walls. The only reliable way to investigate a problem of this type is by employing a reputable brickwork and repointing company who will find the main cause behind the mortar damage. By using a reputable and qualified bricklayer or repointing specialist you will keep the exterior walls of your property in the best possible condition.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN BIDEFORD?

Repointing can be a lengthy process and may entail working at height, depending on the layout of your property. A visual inspection is the initial step in the process and will ascertain the scope of the remedial work that is needed on your brickwork. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing contractor can offer you a price quote for the amount of work needed on your damaged brickwork. Remember to always obtain two or three price quotes and don't always assume cheapest is best.

A further site survey could be necessary as soon as you accept a quotation and might involve the use of extending ladders, or perhaps even a scaffold, to get to out-of-reach sections of your property. A quotation after the follow-up survey could be higher thanks to problems found during this more meticulous inspection. If your home in Bideford is over sixty years old and has never undergone repointing then it's very likely to need extra work when compared with a more current dwelling.

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A reliable repointing company in Bideford will discuss any issues found with your house and agree the best options for repair before commencing any actual work. Even bungalows and single storey buildings may require some kind of scaffold to establish a secure working platform for your repointing team to work from. Once this has been erected then a method of protective sheet will be secured in position. This shielding should prevent any mortar dust or other debris from harming your house, or neighbours properties, and is also a safety measure to help prevent injuries to passers-by.

Pipework and wires may need to be adjusted or removed to permit easier access to the walls behind them. Once the project has been completed and all remedial action carried out these cables and pipes will be fixed back in place.

If your building is painted, rendered or pebble-dashed, these will now be removed to allow the repointers to begin the restoration work. The brickwork behind these coverings will be sanded and cleaned to ensure a uniform finish for your exterior walls.

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To help you decide on the ideal style of pointing for your walls, a trustworthy Bideford repointing specialist will be willing to show the different pointing designs (Weather Struck, Tuck, Flush or Recessed), by creating a test section on your wall. This should help you to get an idea of the finished result and make certain you're satisfied in respect of colour and style.

Now the messy work will begin as the old, crumbling mortar is taken out by raking and scraping out the brick joints. This is a very time consuming stage and involves the grinding or chipping away of old mortar and brushing out any loose debris and dust to provide a nice, clean surface onto which to apply the new mortar. Any windows and doors will be given extra attention by the repointers to prevent any excess applications of mortar or disturbances of the frames which can cause problems in their closing and opening.

So that the new mortar doesn't dry out too fast, the brickwork will be damped down before any new pointing commences. This keeps the mortar flexible and allows it to dry out at a slower pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weak joint. When it is sufficiently dry the time has come to clean any excess mortar and smears from the adjacent bricks. A wire brush will be used to clean the areas which have been finished before moving on to the next portion of the wall needing work.

During this stage the need for any chimney repairs, brick replacement or lead flashing work will be completed by your contractor.

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Any rendering, paint or other wall covering that you need will be put back as soon as all remedial work has been completed. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables have been put back in place the scaffolding will be dismantled and all of the waste and debris is taken away from the site.

The repointing of your house by an experienced Bideford specialist will mean that you'll not have to worry about your external brickwork for another fifty years or more. Warranties should be provided for the repointing work and they should have an affiliation with manufacturers and providers from the construction industry giving cover for defective materials.

If a company has qualifications or accreditations from associations such as the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), you can be certain that you're dealing with an experienced and qualified business. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is a requirement for anybody working in the building industry and they must be prepared to produce their CSCS card at any time to verify their aptitude be working on your property.


Repointing work can be done in Bideford and also in nearby places like: Tapeley, Weare Gifford, East-the-Water, Monkleigh, Appledore, Westleigh, Barnstaple, Fairy Cross, Westward Ho!, Northam, Eastleigh, Handy Cross, Instow, Abbotsham, Littleham, Landcross, as well as in these postcodes EX39 2HU, EX39 2AU, EX39 3AB, EX39 3AJ, EX39 2AA, EX39 2LU, EX39 2PL, EX39 2LB, EX39 2DE, EX39 3AZ. Local Bideford repointing services will likely have the dialling code 01237 and the postcode EX39. Checking this out will make sure that you are accessing local repointing. Bideford homeowners will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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Devon Repointing Enquiries

The latest Devon repointing job postings: Amelia-Grace Tate and Soren Tate recently enquired about repointing and pebble-dashing a detached house in Morchard Bishop, Devon. Codie Clifford and Esmee Clifford recently enquired about the possibility of repointing an end of terrace house in Combe Martin. Tudor Oates and Jaya Oates recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a brick garden wall in Lamerton, Devon. Viktoria and Nicolas Walters recently enquired about the possibility of rebedding and repointing a roof on a terraced house in South Molton. Ted Smallwood recently asked for a quotation for repointing a four bedroom detached house in Bradworthy. Jana and Abraham French recently enquired about repointing a crazy paved patio in Fremington, Devon. Mr and Mrs Obrien recently asked for a quote for repairing and repointing a chimney on a detached house in Dunkeswell. Lucca Alcock recently enquired about repointing a brick bungalow in Mary Tavy, Devon.

Bideford Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Bideford

There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Bideford repointing specialist including the repointing of brick joints, crack repairs to brickwork Bideford, masonry restoration Bideford, brickwork joint raking, house pointing and repointing Bideford, stone strengthening, repointing services, repointing of brickwork Bideford, damaged brickwork replacement Bideford, pointing paving, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints Bideford, tuck pointing, brickwork paint removal, industrial repointing in Bideford, weather struck pointing and re-pointing, mortar raking, cracked brickwork repairs Bideford, chimney repointing Bideford, lintel replacement, brickwork joints raking and repointing Bideford, stone cleaning Bideford, brickwork restoration Bideford, the repointing and pointing of brickwork Bideford, pebble-dash removal, bucket handle repointing, brick & mortar tinting, strap re-pointing, repointing stone walls Bideford, and repointing scaffolding. These are just a handful of the tasks that are carried out by local experts in repointing. Bideford companies will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Littleham repointing, Eastleigh repointing, Fairy Cross repointing, Landcross repointing, Appledore repointing, Westleigh repointing, Weare Gifford repointing, Northam repointing, East-the-Water repointing, Tapeley repointing, Abbotsham repointing, Westward Ho! repointing, Barnstaple repointing, Monkleigh repointing, Handy Cross repointing, Instow repointing services and more. All these locations are serviced by experts in repointing. Bideford property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Bideford: Repointing services were recently requested by folks living in Coach Drive, Pynes Lane, Brennacott Road, College Green, Chingswell Street, Meddon Street, Grenville Estate Crescent, Meadowville Road, Park Lane, Queen Street, Moreton Park Road, Willet Street, North View Avenue, Warren View, Dursley Way, Pill Road, Restarick Close, Grenville Street, Love Lane, Old Town, Newbridge Close, Little Meadow Way, Chubb Road, Shamwickshire Close, Stucley Road, Union Close, Willow Grove, Honey Close and these Bideford postcodes: EX39 2HU, EX39 2AU, EX39 3AB, EX39 3AJ, EX39 2AA, EX39 2LU, EX39 2PL, EX39 2LB, EX39 2DE, EX39 3AZ. Work was achieved in these areas by experts in repointing. Bideford homeowners benefited from high quality and dependable repointing services on each occasion.

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