Repointing Blyth Northumberland (NE24): All houses in Blyth will at some point in time require a bit maintenance. If the bricks on your Blyth house look decidedly shabby with mortar missing or crumbling, you will need to act quickly to stop the condition from getting worse. A professional brick repointing contractor in Blyth will provide an efficient solution to repoint your brickwork and keep it watertight.
The soundness of any house is only as good as the bricks and mortar. To keep a house warm and dry the mortar needs to be in sufficiently good condition to stop any moisture or draughts from forcing their way in through gaps or holes. It's easy to determine when you may need to do some repointing?
It's just a matter of visually checking your brickwork. If you are able to spot an issue then you have an issue. In sections such as on chimneys or under eaves it may be necessary for a professional to check, however in most cases you should be able to see for yourself the physical warning signs of degradation.
You also have to think about the safety issues that crumbling or cracked mortar joints can cause. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Blyth home and is the "glue" that holds the structure and shape together. In houses with chimneys and higher structures, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have severe implications in respect to property damage and risk of harm.
If bricks have been damaged or weakened over time and are the root cause of the problems with your mortar they may need to be replaced. Any damaged brickwork identified during the survey by the repointing contractor will be repaired or replaced before any repointing is attempted.
If the external walls of your Blyth home have been painted or plastered over in the past you might see areas that are discoloured or prone to damp. If there are signs of bubbling, peeling or other degradation to rendered and painted brickwork, it may suggest problems with the mortar or bricks permitting moisture to seep into the walls. An investigation of this problem, by a repointing specialist is the only way to ensure the damage doesn't spread more widely and lead to structural issues as time goes on. Any respected repointing expert in Blyth will be able to perform this service and keep your property safe, sound and looking fantastic.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN BLYTH?
Repointing takes time to accomplish successfully and will involve working up high in a lot of cases. The first thing that a repointing specialist will perform is a visual survey to evaluate the severity of the damage to your brickwork. This will allow them to offer you an itemised quote for repointing work. Don't assume that all repointing specialists in Blyth offer the same standard of service and the lowest quotation may not invariably be the best option.
It may be that in the original on-site survey there were some parts of your house that were inaccessible or hard to reach and in cases like this a second, more in depth survey might be necessary. This second, more stringent survey may reveal additional trouble spots that may raise the first quotation. If you've got an older house in Blyth that is more than 60 years old, it's far more likely to require repair work on repointing than a more modern structure.
Once any issues have been uncovered then work can commence. It is likely that your repointing contractor will need to put up a scaffold so as to have a stable working platform whilst doing the work on your property. Once the scaffolding is up a protective sheet will be secured to the outside of it. This may be polythene sheeting to trap any dirt and debris that's created during the repair work.
All pipes, conduits and cables which are mounted on the wall may be loosened or removed to allow access to the brickwork behind them. When the repointing work is completed all of these will be put back into their appropriate positions.
Any pebble-dash, rendering, paint or other coverings will now be removed carefully to allow the repointing contractors to access the bare walls and move along with their remedial work. The brickwork that's hiding behind such outer coverings will be cleaned and sanded to ensure a uniform finish for your exterior walls.
An experienced Blyth repointing company will be glad to knock up a test panel on your brickwork to help you decide on the various styles available for the mortar, (Tuck, Weather Struck, Recessed or Flush pointing). This allows you to see how each design will look on your home and demonstrate the different styles and colours that are available.
The next step is to take out the mortar in stages by raking and cleaning out the joints. This is quite a laborious procedure where the old mortar and any loose debris or dust must be painstakingly cleaned out to provide a decent bonding surface for the new mortar. Special care and attention is made around doors and windows as any movement in the brickwork may lead to issues with their closing and opening.
So that the new mortar does not dry out too rapidly, the brickwork will be dampened before the new pointing commences. This keeps the mortar flexible and enables it to dry out at a slower pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weaker joint. When it has dried sufficiently it's time to clean up any smears and excess mortar from the adjoining bricks. A wire brush is used to clean the areas that have been completed before starting on the next section of the wall needing work.
If any chimney repairs, brick replacement or lead flashing work needs to be done by the repointing company as part of the project, now's the time that these repairs will be carried out.
Any rendering, paint or other wall coverings you require will be re-applied once all the remedial repointing work has been completed. The final stage of the repointing project will entail all cables, pipes and other fittings mounted back into their rightful positions, work platforms and scaffolding disassembled and all waste removed from the site.
Your repointing and brick repair ought to last for another 50-60 years providing it's applied by a qualified and reputable repointing contractor in Blyth. Guarantees that are offered for the repointing should be affiliated with with providers and manufacturers from the construction industry giving cover for defective materials.
Suitable accreditations may take various forms, however the ones that stand out in the repointing industry are: the NHBC (National House-Building Council), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), with qualifications from building industry front-runners like the Chartered Institute of Building. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now compulsory for all workers in the building industry and they must be prepared to produce their CSCS card on request to prove their aptitude to work on your brickwork.
Repointing work can be carried out in Blyth and also nearby in: Cambois, Cowpen, Bebside, Choppington, Nelson Village, Newsham, New Hartley, West Sleekburn, Cramlington, Morpeth, Scotland Gate, and in these postcodes NE24 1HL, NE24 1NF, NE24 1DE, NE24 2HJ, NE24 1JJ, NE24 2AF, NE24 1EN, NE24 1EE, NE24 1NN, NE24 1LQ. Local Blyth repointing specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01670 and the postcode NE24.
Blyth Repointing Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Blyth repointing specialist including house pointing and re-pointing, brickwork joint raking Blyth, brick joint renovation, weather struck repointing, lime mortar re-pointing, the repointing and pointing of brickwork Blyth, strap pointing and re-pointing, patio repointing, re-mortaring of brick joints Blyth, bucket handle pointing and re-pointing, repointing paving, repointing crazy paving Blyth, the lime pointing of brick joints Blyth, mortar raking Blyth, pointing mortar joints Blyth, stone wall repointing, repairs to damaged brickwork, ribbon pointing and re-pointing, chimney repointing Blyth, and more.
Repointing Specialists Near Blyth
Also find: Cambois repointing, Choppington repointing, West Sleekburn repointing, Scotland Gate repointing, Nelson Village repointing, Newsham repointing, New Hartley repointing, Morpeth repointing, Cramlington repointing, Bebside repointing, Cowpen repointing, Northumberalnd repointing services and more.
Repointing Specialist Services Blyth
- Blyth Lime Mortar Repointing
- Blyth Patio Repointing
- Blyth Chimney Repointing
- Blyth Brick Joint Raking
- Blyth Repointing
- Blyth Roof Repointing
- Blyth Mortar Repointing
- Blyth Cheap Repointing
- Blyth Repointing Quotations
- Blyth Brick Wall Repointing
- Blyth House Repointing
- Blyth Raked Pointing
- Blyth Commercial Repointing
- Blyth Brick Repointing
Households in Bishopton Street, Swaledale Court, Ballast Hill, Thorp Close, Callerdale Road, Sweetbriar Way, Dunlin Drive, Coverdale Avenue, Thropton Court, Dewberry Close, Stephen Street, Brandon Close, The Pastures, Abbie Court, Sussex Street, Chamberlain Street, Alconbury Close, Delaval Gardens, Carrick Court, Bath Terrace, Dale Street, Avocet Close, Crawford Street, Twentysecond Avenue, Alwinton Close, Avondale Avenue, Druridge Crescent, Coomassie Road, have needed repointing services just recently. Brickwork repointing was also done in the following local Blyth postcodes: NE24 1HL, NE24 1NF, NE24 1DE, NE24 2HJ, NE24 1JJ, NE24 2AF, NE24 1EN, NE24 1EE, NE24 1NN, NE24 1LQ.
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More Northumberland repointing specialists: Ashington, Stakeford, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Cramlington, Wooler, Amble, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Morpeth, Blyth, Alnwick, Ponteland, London.
Repointing in NE24 area, telephone code 01670.