Repointing Burton Latimer

Burton Latimer Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Burton Latimer Northamptonshire (NN15): All homes and buildings in Burton Latimer require a bit of maintenance every now and then. If the bricks on your Burton Latimer house look decidedly shabby with missing or crumbling mortar, you'll want to act fast to prevent the condition from getting worse. If it is essential to renovate or repair your defective brickwork, an established brick repointing contractor in Burton Latimer can provide a cost effective solution.

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The soundness of any property is only as strong as its mortar and bricks. If the mortar is in a poor condition with gaps, holes or crumbling areas, then damp or draughts can enter your property and cause many issues with structure and its interior. How do you know when your house in Burton Latimer needs repointing?

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It's merely a case of checking your brickwork visually. If you are able to see an issue then you've got an issue. It may be better to use a specialist to inspect hard to reach and remote places like under eaves or on chimneys, however in the majority of houses you should be able to see any signs of degradation quite easily.

You've also got to think about the issues of safety that cracked or crumbling mortar could potentially cause. Mortar is the binding agent that holds the structure and shape together in any Burton Latimer home, and if badly damaged can impact on the whole integrity of a building. If this is impaired, the framework can become unsound, which when it comes to chimneys or taller buildings, can cause severe damage as well as a risk to life.

If you're restoring an older building or your mortar has been neglected for years, you may also need to repair brickwork that's been weakened or damaged. A reliable brick repointing specialist in Burton Latimer will be able to identify any sections that require possible replacement and offer a service to refurbish the brickwork while doing the repointing.

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It could be the case that in the past your Burton Latimer home's external brick walls were painted or plastered over. If you start to detect flaking, bubbling or cracks of the render or paint it could all point to more serious damage underneath. To avoid the damage spreading and leading to more serious issues as time goes on, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a professional repointing contractor who can investigate the root cause of the problem. A competent repointing specialist in Burton Latimer will easily achieve this and help to keep your home in the best condition possible.

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It can take quite a while to repoint a building and, depending on the layout of your property, can also entail working up high. The very first thing a repointing specialist will perform is a visual inspection to assess the damage and requirements to your house. A survey is the only way in which a repointing company can give you an itemised quote for the volume of work that's required on your damaged brickwork. You should obtain more than one estimate and don't always assume cheapest is best.

A further site survey might be required when you accept a quote and might include the use of extending ladders, or possibly even scaffolding, to get to out-of-reach sections of your home. It may be that this more in depth survey may uncover more problems that may increase the initial quotation. If you have an older house in Burton Latimer which is over sixty years old, it's more likely to need restorative work on repointing than a more contemporary property.

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A trustworthy repointing contractor in Burton Latimer will discuss any problems found with your brickwork and agree the best options for repair before starting any work. It is likely that your repointing specialist will need a scaffold in order to have a sturdy platform while working on your home. An arrangement of protective shielding or sheeting will then be secured to the exterior of the scaffolding. This shielding should prevent any debris or mortar dust from damaging your home, or nearby properties, and also adds an extra layer of safety to prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

Pipework and cables may have to be removed or adjusted to permit access to the walls behind them. On completion of the project all pipes and cables will be placed back in their appropriate locations.

If your home has previously been rendered, pebble-dashed or painted, these coverings will now be removed to enable the repointing contractors to start the restoration work. Once this has been done the brickwork is thoroughly sanded and cleaned to establish a uniform surface for work to begin.

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To help you decide on the ideal form of pointing for your walls, a decent Burton Latimer repointing specialist will be willing to demonstrate the various different pointing styles (Recessed, Weather Struck, Flush or Tuck), by creating a test panel on your wall. This small test panel will allow you to visualise how each technique compares to each other and also which one suits the style of your home best.

The next phase is to take out the mortar by raking and scraping out the joints. This is a time consuming process and involves the chipping or grinding away of old mortar and brushing away all the loose debris and dust to provide a good platform for the application of new mortar. Any door and window openings will be paid extra care by the repointing team to avoid any excess applications of mortar or distortion of the frames which could cause issues with their opening and closing.

Before any fresh mortar is applied, the brickwork will be dampened to stop it from drying out too quickly. This helps produce a strong joint by maintaining the flexilibility of the mortar and preventing cracks. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar is properly dry. A wire brush will be used to clean the wall areas which have been completed before starting on the next part of the wall needing work.

It's quite possible that as the repointers are doing their work they could find cracked brickwork that needs replacing, or maybe problems with faulty lead flashing or a chimney stack, and a professional company will be able to undertake such repair work as they progress.

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After cleaning the walls for a final time, to get a uniform appearance, any rendering or painting of the finished wall surface can take place. The cables and pipes will be re-attached and the final stage of the repointing project will be to take down the scaffolding and work platforms and dispose of all building waste and debris.

A professional Burton Latimer repointing and bricklaying specialist will provide a restoration that will be good for another sixty years. All restoration work should be provided with a guarantee of at least twelve months and have construction and building industry certifications.

If a company has accreditation or qualifications from bodies such as the National House Building Council (NHBC), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), you can be confident you're dealing with an experienced and qualified business. Each individual who does work on repointing your home is also required to be signed up to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be willing to prove their ability and skills by producing their CSCS card.


Repointing work can be carried out in Burton Latimer and also nearby in: Isham, Irthlingborough, Finedon, Pytchley, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Woodford, Thrapston, Ringstead, Great Addington, Orlingbury, Cranford, Little Harrowden, Little Addinton, and in these postcodes NN15 5TF, NN15 5PN, NN15 5GA, NN15 5SB, NN15 5FE, NN15 5WJ, NN15 5PU, NN15 5ST, NN15 5TS, NN15 5QR. Locally based Burton Latimer repointing services will most likely have the dialling code 01536 and the postcode NN15. Verifying this will confirm you are accessing local repointing. Burton Latimer property owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other building related 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 Burton Latimer. 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.

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.

The integrity of the roof protects your biggest investment from damages resulting from weather in Burton Latimer. Checking and repointing roof before cracks allow water to penetrate into the house are simple ways to save money.

Tuck Pointing Burton Latimer

What is Tuck Pointing? Tuck pointing is a procedure for repointing old and battered brickwork where the mortar joints are unstable and crumbling. It's objective is to enhance the aesthetic look of walls, giving the illusion that they are in perfect condition and in far better condition than they actually are.

Firstly, the old, crumbling mortar is raked out, and this is then replaced with a new coloured mortar which closely matches the colour of the wall. Then to give the appearance that the joints are neat and even, where in fact the joints are actually irregular in width, a narrow contrasting strip of mortar is "tucked" in.

Avoiding the requirement for any major refurbishments, tuck-pointing can vastly enhance the overall appearance of a wall, and can be really impressive, especially when viewed from a distance. (Tags: Tuckpointing Mortar Joints Burton Latimer, Tuckpointing Burton Latimer, Tuck-Pointing Burton Latimer).

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Burton Latimer repointing specialist including foundation repointing Burton Latimer, strap pointing and re-pointing, stone pointing and repointing, rubble masonry, porch repointing Burton Latimer, brick conservation Burton Latimer, brick joint renovation, crack injection Burton Latimer, fireplace restoration Burton Latimer, tile repointing Burton Latimer, stone wall repointing Burton Latimer, pointing and re-pointing paving Burton Latimer, bucket handle re-pointing Burton Latimer, repointing quotations, mortar rake grinding Burton Latimer, masonry repairs, mortar raking Burton Latimer, pointing mortar joints Burton Latimer, weather struck pointing Burton Latimer, garden wall repointing Burton Latimer, residential repointing, stone strengthening Burton Latimer, lintel replacement, valley repointing Burton Latimer, patch repointing Burton Latimer, house repointing Burton Latimer, brickwork repointing Burton Latimer, restorations to damaged brickwork Burton Latimer, brickwork joint raking, bed joint reinforcement, pebbledash removal, the repointing of slabs Burton Latimer, crack stitching, lime mortar repointing Burton Latimer, and repointing scaffolding. These are just a few of the activities that are carried out by local experts in repointing. Burton Latimer providers will let you know their full range of services.

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You are likely to create quite a lot of waste whenever you're doing any type of home refurbishments or garden revamps in Burton Latimer. Your particular repointing work might produce very little waste, and there again it might produce a lot. While some tradespeople will be glad to take away any waste, some will leave it for you to deal with.

Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to get rid of this waste. Skips come in different sizes according to your requirements, and picking what kind of skip to hire is vital. Mini-skips accommodate approximately 2 yd³ of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate approximately 4 yd³ of rubbish, builders skips accommodate approximately 6 yd³ of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate approximately 20 yd³ of rubbish. Skip bags normally hold something like 1 - 1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Also find: Woodford repointing, Barton Seagrave repointing, Isham repointing, Pytchley repointing, Thrapston repointing, Orlingbury repointing, Irthlingborough repointing, Kettering repointing, Little Addinton repointing, Little Harrowden repointing, Great Addington repointing, Cranford repointing, Ringstead repointing, Finedon repointing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are catered for by experts in repointing. Burton Latimer home and business owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Burton Latimer: Some Burton Latimer roads and areas where repointing work has recently been undertaken - Villa Gardens, Orbit Mews, Copse Close, Isebrook Court, Acorn Park, Duke Street, Pioneer Avenue, Alexandra Street, Meeting Lane, York Close, Hawthorn Close, Severn Court, Hollywood Road, Sandpiper Close, William Street, Churchill Way, Preston Court, Mallard Drive, Hillcrest Avenue, Queensway, Riverview, Barley Drive, Rye Close, as well as the following local Burton Latimer postcodes: NN15 5TF, NN15 5PN, NN15 5GA, NN15 5SB, NN15 5FE, NN15 5WJ, NN15 5PU, NN15 5ST, NN15 5TS, NN15 5QR. These areas recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Burton Latimer property owners received high quality and reliable repointing services on every occasion.

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(This repointing Burton Latimer article was updated by S Locke 06-07-2022)