Repointing Burley

Burley Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Burley West Yorkshire (LS4): Some fine day every building in the Burley area will need some maintenance and repair, whether it's a commercial property or a domestic home. If you've spotted that the mortar between the bricks on your Burley property is cracking or crumbling, you will need professional assistance to prevent the problem from deteriorating further. It is essential to keep the brickwork in excellent shape to keep your property watertight, and the most efficient solution is to hire the services of a brick repointing specialist in Burley.

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It has often been said that a house is only as strong as its mortar and bricks, and no truer word was ever spoken. To keep a home dry and warm the mortar has to be in sufficiently good condition to prevent any moisture or draughts from forcing their way in through gaps or holes. But how are you to know when your home needs repointing?

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Examine your external brick walls and look for any damage which is visible to the naked eye. Repointing is usually necessary if you are able to visually spot a problem area. In the vast majority of houses you shouldn't have too much of a problem spotting evidence of deterioration, although it may be necessary to consult an expert to examine those remote and hard to reach places such as under eaves or on chimney stacks.

It isn't just the appearance that is at risk if your property in Burley needs to be repointed, there are questions of safety to also consider. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Burley property and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. If this is weakened, the structure can become unstable, which with regards to chimney stacks or taller buildings, can cause serious damage and be a risk to life.

If you're upgrading an older Burley home, you may also need to restore any bricks that have been damaged or impaired over time. A local Burley brick repointing specialist will repair any defective bricks before continuing with the mortar repointing to ensure the perfect finish to your property.

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To help protect the brickwork, many houses in Burley had their external walls painted or rendered over. If you discover signs of flaking, bubbling or other degradation to painted or rendered brickwork, it might suggest issues with the bricks or mortar letting dampness to seep into the walls. The only safe way to make certain the degradation does not spread more widely and lead to structural complications down the road, is to get a brick repointing contractor to carry out an inspection. You can then have the peace of mind knowing that your exterior walls are in the best possible condition, and that the restoration work has been carried out by an expert.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN BURLEY?

Repointing takes a fair amount of time to complete correctly and will involve working at height in many cases. A visual inspection is the very first step in the process and will evaluate the extent of remedial work required on your house. A survey is the only way in which a repointing contractor can offer you a quote for the level of work that is needed on your brickwork. It is invariably safer to get 2 or 3 price quotes from different repointing contractors in Burley and study the levels of service that each of them offers.

It may be that during the original on-site survey there were some parts of your house that were hard to reach or inaccessible and in such cases a second, more in depth survey might be needed. It could be that this more detailed survey may uncover further problems that might cause the first estimate to increase. If your home in Burley is over 60 years old and has never undergone repointing then it is very likely to require extra work than a more current building.

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Reparation work can commence once any problem areas have been uncovered and discussed with the property owner. It is likely that your repointing specialist will need to put up a scaffold so as to have a sturdy platform while doing the work on your home. When this is up then some type of protective sheeting will be fixed in position. This is to avoid any property damage and minimise the injury risk to everyone in the vicinity of the scaffold.

All conduits, cables and pipes which are fixed to the wall may be loosened or removed to allow access to the brickwork behind them. Once the project has been completed and all remedial action undertaken these pipes and cables will be fixed back in position.

Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now need to be removed carefully to allow the repointers to access the brickwork and move along with their remedial work. After the removal of such coverings all the bricks can be sanded and cleaned, this gives the repointers a uniform wall surface to work with.

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If you have not chosen a a pointing style (Weather Struck, Flush, Tuck or Recessed pointing), or you want to see how the various pointing options look on your house, a reputable Burley repointing contractor will be able to produce a test section on your brickwork. This will help you get an idea of the finished result and ensure your satisfaction in respect of colour and style.

The joints in the brickwork are now vigorously raked out to take away the old, damaged mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming because the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, old mortar and dust so as to supply a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Any doors and windows will be given extra attention by the repointers to avoid any distortion of the frames or having excess mortar applied which can lead to problems with their closing and opening.

Once the joints are clean, the brickwork should be dampened to help prevent the new mortar from drying out too quickly and ultimately cracking. The delayed drying time helps to stop the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which can bring about a weaker joint. During the application of the mortar there will be smears and some excess mortar on the brickwork which looks sloppy, but this will be removed once it's dried out. A wire brush will be used to clean the areas which have been completed before starting on the next section of the wall requiring work.

If any brick replacement, lead flashing replacement or chimney repairs needs doing by the repointing company as part of the project, now's the time when these repairs will be undertaken.

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

The repointing of your house by a reputable Burley company will mean that you'll not have to deal with your external brickwork for another fifty years or more. They ought to also offer you a guarantee to their work and be backed by professional qualifications and accreditation in the building and construction industry.

If a building contractor has qualifications or accreditations from bodies like the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NHBC (National House-Building Council) and the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), you can be reassured that you're working with a respected and professional provider. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now mandatory for everyone working in the building industry and they should be willing to produce their CSCS card when asked to confirm their aptitude be working on site.

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Repointing work can be done in Burley and also in nearby places like: Gildersome, Hough End, Scott Hall, Wortley, Hyde Park, Moorside, Chapel Allerton, Meanwood, Weetwood, Bramley, Leeds, Headingley, Adel, Calverley, Kirkstall, Gamble Hill, Horsforth, Armley, and in these postcodes LS29 7JD, LS29 7JB, LS29 7JF, LS29 7LA, LS29 7SY, LS29 7LD, LS29 7JX, LS29 7RL, LS29 7DL, LS29 7DJ. Locally based Burley repointing specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 0113 and the postcode LS4. Checking this should make sure that you access local repointing. Burley property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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Roof tiles and mortar joints should be checked every other year at a minimum. Repointing simple mortar cracks can prevent leaking roofs and expensive reroofing jobs in Burley. Pay extra attention to ridge tiles since they are exposed to weathering from all sides and may exhibit cracks in the mortar joints before other tiles on the roof. If cracks are discovered in the mortar between ridge tiles, the options are repoint the joints or rebed the ridge tile.

If the cracks are small and the tile seems firmly bedded, repointing the mortar is an acceptable option. If the cracks in the mortar are as wide as the mortar joint and the ridge tile seems to have some movement, it is a better idea to rebed the whole tile instead of repointing. If you repoint a tile that is no longer firmly bedded, the repair will not last very long and the crack will quickly reoccur.

Unfortunately, sometimes a ridge tile needs to be rebedded instead of repointed which requires a little more work. Again, be sure to use all safety precautions while working on the roof. Use a hammer and chisel to remove the mortar as well as the ridge tile. Use the hammer and chisel to remove the mortar from the bed on the roof and mortar from the bottom of the ridge tile. Once the ridge tile is off, replacing the ridge iron is a good idea especially if there is any evidence of rust. Remove any organic matter such as moss or mold and use a fungicide to ensure the area is clean. Then soak the in water while mixing mortar. Mix a stiff mortar in a ratio of 3:1 (sharp sand: cement). Dampen the roof and tile as you work. Mortar each side of the ridge tile and use a trowel to lay a bed of mortar on the roof. Place on the mortar bed and press down. Remove any mortar that squishes out between joints. Ensure the joint gaps are filled and smooth joints with pointing trowel.

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Repointing Enquiries West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Repointing Enquiries

Recently posted West Yorkshire repointing enquiries: Kody Swann and Paris Swann recently asked for a price quote for repointing and pebble-dashing a terraced house in East Morton, West Yorkshire. Archie Potts and Ananya Potts recently requested a price quote for repointing a brick garden wall in Shepley. Louie and Serena Bamford recently asked for a quote for repointing an end of terrace house in Low Ackworth, West Yorkshire. Eloise Doyle recently enquired about repointing a semi-detached property in Cornholme. Hareem Wise and Kye Wise recently asked for a quote for repointing and re-rendering a bungalow in Lightcliffe. Mr and Mrs Hancock recently requested a quotation for repointing a chimney on a bungalow in Horbury. Mohamed Dennis in Pool in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire was looking for a house repointing specialist nearby. Harlow Stanford recently asked for an estimate for repairing and repointing a chimney on a bungalow in Newsome.

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When you're undertaking any type of garden makeovers or home improvements in Burley, you are very likely to generate quite a lot of waste. Different amounts of waste will result from repointing work, subject to your individual circumstances. You might have to make your own arrangements for waste removal, because some tradesmen don't include this in the quote.

Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to dispose of this waste. You'll need to choose the correct size of skip, since there are various different sizes on offer. Generally speaking mini-skips hold 2 yards of waste, midi-skips hold 4 yards of waste, builders skips hold 6 yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold 20 yards of waste. Skip bags generally hold 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Burley Repointing Tasks

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There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Burley repointing specialist including pebbledash removal Burley, brick joint repointing, damaged brickwork repairs Burley, repointing paving, stone cleaning Burley, repointing of garden walls, porch repointing Burley, brickwork repointing Burley, brick & mortar tinting Burley, re-mortaring of brick joints Burley, bed joint reinforcement, stone strengthening Burley, renovations to damaged brickwork, ridge tile repointing Burley, stone pointing and repointing, repointing crazy paving Burley, patch repointing Burley, facade restoration Burley, house pointing, brick repointing Burley, repointing estimates Burley, brickwork repointing, brickwork pointing and repointing, mortar raking, weather struck repointing, rubble masonry, tuck pointing, bucket handle repointing, paint removal from brickwork, damaged brickwork replacement, chimney repointing Burley, tile repointing Burley, gable end repointing Burley, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just a small portion of the activities that are undertaken by those specialising in repointing. Burley specialists will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Adel repointing services, Headingley repointing services, Calverley repointing services, Scott Hall repointing services, Bramley repointing services, Kirkstall repointing services, Chapel Allerton repointing services, Meanwood repointing services, Hough End repointing services, Weetwood repointing services, Leeds repointing services, Armley repointing services, Wortley repointing services, Horsforth repointing services, Gildersome repointing services, Gamble Hill repointing services, Hyde Park repointing services, Moorside repointing services and more. All these locations are catered for by experts in repointing. Burley home and property owners can get repointing quotations by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Burley: Repointing services have recently been required in these Burley streets and roads - Rose Bank, Clarence Place, Norwood Close, Elm Grove, Iron Row, Greenhow Park, Beckside Close, Oak Avenue, Otley Road, Conisborough Close, Moss Brook Court, Norwood Avenue, Heather Rise, Lawn Avenue, Willow Tree Gardens, Great Pasture, Victoria Road, Long Meadows, Eastfield Lane, Holme Grove, Bradford Road, Oak Close, North Parade, Hasley Road, Albert Simmons Way, Midge Hall Close, St. Philips Way, as well as the following Burley area postcodes: LS29 7JD, LS29 7JB, LS29 7JF, LS29 7LA, LS29 7SY, LS29 7LD, LS29 7JX, LS29 7RL, LS29 7DL, LS29 7DJ. Work was undertaken in these places by experts in repointing. Burley home and business owners were given dependable and top quality repointing services in every case.

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