Repointing Cannock

Cannock Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Cannock Staffordshire (WS11): All houses in Cannock require a bit of maintenance every once in awhile. Buildings in Cannock are hit by all sorts of weather, pollution and other damaging factors that may affect the state of the cement or mortar between the bricks, and if you discover indications of this you may need to call in a reliable repointing specialist. It's essential to keep your brickwork in excellent condition to keep your house watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to hire a brick repointing expert in Cannock.

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It must always be remembered that any home is only as strong as the mortar and bricks which hold it together. The mortar has to be sound, without any gaps or holes to be able to stop any water or draughts from finding a route into your home. How do you know when your home in Cannock needs repointing?

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In essence, you must inspect your exterior walls and check for any damage. If you are able to see an issue then you have an issue. It may be better to consult a specialist to inspect hard to reach places like chimney stacks or under eaves, but in most houses you ought to be able to spot any indications of degradation pretty easily.

You also have to think about the issues of safety that crumbling or defective mortar joints could potentially cause. The structural integrity of any Cannock house is only as reliable as its bricks and mortar. Any weak spots in the structural integrity can make a building unstable with major implications and risk to life.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over the years and are the root cause of problems with your mortar joints they may have to be removed and replaced. A reputable Cannock repointing company will replace any damaged bricks before continuing with the mortar repointing to ensure the best possible finish to your home.

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If the exterior walls of your Cannock home have been rendered or painted in past times you could see areas that are discoloured or prone to damp. If you start to see cracks, flaking or bubbling of the paint or render it could point to more severe damage beneath the surface. To avoid the degradation spreading and leading to more serious issues as time goes on, it is a good idea to seek the advice of a repointing specialist who can figure out the root cause of the problem. By employing a reputable and qualified repointing specialist you will keep the exterior walls of your house in the best condition possible.


Repointing is a lengthy process and can entail working up high, depending on your property type. A visual inspection is the initial step in the process and will assess the magnitude of remedial work that is needed on your home. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing specialist can give you a price quote for the level of work that is needed on your unsound brickwork. Remember to always get two or three quotes and don't always assume cheapest is best.

If you have out-of-reach areas of your house that couldn't be checked out during the first on-site survey, a further inspection with long ladders and perhaps scaffolding might be needed. A quote after the follow-up survey could even be higher thanks to issues identified by this more comprehensive inspection. If your property in Cannock is over 60 years old and has never undergone repointing then it's quite likely to require extra work compared to a more modern dwelling.

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A reliable repointing contractor or company in Cannock will discuss any problems found with your brickwork and explore the most effective options for restorative action before starting any actual physical work. It's quite possible your repointing specialist will need a scaffold in order to have a safe working platform while working on your home. As soon as the scaffolding is up a protective sheet will be secured to the outside of it. This helps to prevent any property damage and minimise the injury risk to everyone in the vicinity of the work.

Any exterior wires, such as TV or satellite cables, will be detached from the walls and pipework may be adjusted or removed to enable easier access to the brickwork behind. This is only temporary and they'll be replaced back in their proper position once all repointing work has been accomplished.

To allow the repointing contractors to get to the mortar and bricks of your external walls, any pebble-dash, rendering or paint will now have to be removed before work can start. When this has been done the bricks can be meticulously sanded and cleaned to establish a uniform surface to work on.

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To help you pick out the style of repointing finish to your walls, a good Cannock repointing contractor will be willing to demonstrate the different pointing designs (Weather Struck, Flush, Tuck or Recessed), by the creation of a test section on your brickwork. This enables you to see how each would look on your home and highlight the different colours and styles that are available.

Now the messy work begins as the old, damaged mortar is taken out by raking and scraping out the joints. This can be quite a laborious process where any dust, debris and old mortar must be painstakingly cleaned away to produce a decent bonding surface for the new mortar. Any window and door openings will be paid extra care by the repointers to avoid any disturbances of the frames or having excess mortar applied which can cause issues with their closing and opening.

To avoid the fresh mortar drying out too fast, the walls will be damped down before any new pointing begins. This keeps the mortar flexible and enables it to dry out at a gentler pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weakened joint. When it is sufficiently dry the time has come to clean any excess mortar and smears from the adjacent brickwork. The repointers will work on the brickwork in sections, cleaning each one in turn before starting on a new patch.

It's possible that as the repointers are doing their work they might find crumbling brickwork that needs replacing, or maybe problems with a chimney or faulty lead flashing, and a professional company will be in a position to undertake such repair work as they go along.

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Any render, paint or other wall covering you require will be applied once all remedial work has been completed. After the cables and pipes are placed back in place, scaffolding will be removed and all waste and debris disposed of.

An experienced Cannock repointing and bricklaying company will provide you with a solution that will last as long as sixty years. They should also offer you a warranty for their work and be backed by professional qualifications and certifications in the building industry.

Such accreditations might include: the Federation of Master Builders, the National Federation of Building Contractors and the National House Building Council, while qualifications might range between Diplomas, NVQ's and City & Guilds from construction industry specialists like the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). Moreover, each and every member of the repointing team who carries out work on your home should be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme to verify they have the appropriate skills and training to be part of the project.

Repointing work can be carried out in Cannock and also nearby in: Great Wyrley, Broomhill, Four Crosses, Green Heath, Hednesford, Littleworth, Wimblebury, Chadsmoor, Heath Hayes, Bridgtown, Wedges Mill, Stoney Lea, Burntwood, Calf Heath, Huntington, Pillaton, Four Ashes, together with these postcodes WS11 4RH, WS11 4BE, WS11 4NL, WS11 5QJ, WS11 5HY, WS11 4PS, WS11 5QN, WS11 4PY, WS11 5BH, WS11 5LA. Locally based Cannock repointing specialists will most likely have the phone code 01543 and the postcode WS11. Verifying this will confirm you access local repointing. Cannock home and business owners can benefit from these and countless other building related services.

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What is Tuckpointing? Tuck pointing is a procedure for repointing old and dilapidated brick or stonework where the mortar is unstable and crumbling. The cosmetic appearance of walls can be accentuated with this technique, giving the illusion that they are in much better condition than they actually are, and giving the impression of perfectly-formed brickwork.

All of the crumbling, old mortar is removed and this is replaced with a new coloured mortar which is close to the colour of the stone or brick from which the wall is constructed. A thin contrasting line of lighter mortar is then applied to give the perception that the joints are even and neat, where in fact the joints are actually irregular in width.

Once done, tuck-pointing can be quite impressive, and can substantially improve the visual appearance of a wall without the requirement for disruptive refurbishments, especially when observed from afar. You can also get tuckpointing in Great Wyrley, Broomhill, Four Crosses, Green Heath, Hednesford, Littleworth, Wimblebury, Chadsmoor, Heath Hayes, Bridgtown, Wedges Mill, Stoney Lea, Burntwood, Calf Heath, Huntington, Pillaton, Four Ashes, and and of course in Cannock itself.

Cannock Repointing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Cannock repointing specialist including brick joint repointing, repointing of brickwork, the repointing of gable ends, the re-pointing of brick joints, ribbon repointing Cannock, bucket handle pointing, brick conservation, stone pointing and repointing Cannock, the replacement of damaged brickwork Cannock, strap pointing and re-pointing Cannock, repointing services, house pointing, masonry repairs Cannock, lime mortar re-pointing Cannock, repairs to cracks in brickwork Cannock, stone restoration Cannock, weather struck pointing and repointing Cannock, mortar raking Cannock, stone wall repointing, repointing quotations Cannock, the repointing of patios, the repointing of mortar joints, brickwork joint raking, cheap re-pointing Cannock, and repointing scaffolds. These are just a selection of the duties that are conducted by experts in brick repointing. Cannock professionals will inform you of their full range of services.

Family and Friends

It is widely known that householders are more likely to pay attention to an endorsement from a member of their family or a friend. So, if you have family or friends who've recently had repointing done, and were pleased with the result you could ask if they are willing to recommend them. Word of mouth is typically viewed as much better than reviews or commercial advertising, as it gives a better idea of quality, and comes directly from the mouth of somebody that you trust. It is still wise to obtain at least two or three quotes from different companies locally, even if someone you know has recommended a particular repointing service.

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There's likely to be a fair amount of waste produced when you are doing any type of home refurbishments or garden makeovers in Cannock. Different quantities of waste will be created by repointing work, depending on your individual circumstances. It might be the case that waste removal is referred to in your quotation, because some tradespeople are quite happy to remove waste as an integral part of the project. Ensure that you ascertain this, as you may well be stuck with doing your own waste removal.

If you are like most folks in Cannock, you will hire a skip to dispose of this waste. No matter what amount of rubbish you've got, there'll be an appropriate skip size on offer. As a rough guide, 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 generally take something like 1 - 1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Also find: Wedges Mill repointing, Four Crosses repointing, Hednesford repointing, Littleworth repointing, Green Heath repointing, Great Wyrley repointing, Stoney Lea repointing, Chadsmoor repointing, Broomhill repointing, Four Ashes repointing, Pillaton repointing, Calf Heath repointing, Heath Hayes repointing, Bridgtown repointing, Huntington repointing, Burntwood repointing, Wimblebury repointing services and more. All these towns and villages are covered by experts in repointing. Cannock home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Other Tradespeople in Cannock: Whenever you're thinking about doing improvements to your property in Cannock, Staffordshire, there's every chance you'll need a number of tradesmen over the course of the project, and whilst you might currently be looking for a local Cannock repointing specialist, you might also be interested in the services of a flooring specialist in Cannock, a plasterer in Cannock, a building contractor in Cannock, SKIP HIRE in Cannock, a stonemason in Cannock, brickwork cleaning in Cannock, a loft conversion specialist in Cannock, a roofer in Cannock, a bricklayer in Cannock, waste removal in Cannock, a window fitter in Cannock, patio cleaners in Cannock, a carpenter in Cannock, a tiler in Cannock, a scaffolder in Cannock, and more.

Repointing Around Cannock: Households in Stoney Croft, Ansty Drive, Badger Close, Downes Way, Anglia Road, Shoal Hill Close, Appledore Close, Chatsworth Drive, Banbury Road, Tranter Crescent, Bilberry Bank, Chase Walk, Surrey Close, Broomhill Close, Cedar Close, The Glade, Butts Lane, Coppermill Close, St Lukes Close, Breeze Avenue, St Pauls Close, Dartmouth Avenue, St Patrick Close, Spruce Road, Dove Hollow, Brampton Drive, Bentley Brook Lane, Taplow Place, Trafalgar Close, have needed repointing services recently. Brickwork repointing was also done in the following Cannock area postcodes: WS11 4RH, WS11 4BE, WS11 4NL, WS11 5QJ, WS11 5HY, WS11 4PS, WS11 5QN, WS11 4PY, WS11 5BH, WS11 5LA. Work was achieved in these places by experts in repointing. Cannock home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of high quality and dependable repointing services on every occasion.

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(This repointing Cannock page was written by Stephen Locke 16-05-2022)