Repointing Chippenham Wiltshire (SN14): No matter how old your property in Chippenham is, there comes a moment when a bit of maintenance is necessary. If you've spotted that the mortar or cement between the brickwork on your Chippenham property is cracking or crumbling, you will need specialist assistance to prevent the issue from getting worse. A reliable brick repointing contractor in Chippenham will offer an effective solution to repair your brickwork and keep it watertight.
The construction of any house is only as strong as the mortar and bricks. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with gaps, holes or eroding sections, then draughts and damp can get into your dwelling and cause many problems to the integrity of the structure. How can you tell when your house in Chippenham needs to be repointed?
It's just a case of visually checking your brickwork. If you are able to spot an issue then you've got an issue. In most situations you will be able to see quite clearly any physical signs of degradation, but in sections that are out of reach, such as under eaves or on chimney stacks; you may need to call on the services of a professional to assist you.
It is not only the appearance that's in jeopardy if your home in Chippenham needs repointing, there are questions of safety to also consider. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Chippenham home and is the "glue" that holds the structure and shape together. In higher structures and houses with chimneys, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have serious consequences in respect to property damages and the risk of injury.
If bricks have been damaged or weakened over the years and are the root cause of problems with your mortar they may need to be removed and replaced. A professional brick repointing specialist in Chippenham will be able to identify any sections that need possible replacement and offer a service to renovate the brickwork at the same time as repointing.
Quite a few Chippenham homes in the past had their external walls painted or rendered with plaster to help shield the brickwork. Any bubbling, flaking or discolouration of render or paint could indicate damage to either mortar or bricks under the surface. An investigation of this issue, by a professional repointer is the only safe way to make certain the deterioration doesn't spread further and trigger structural challenges as time goes on. By employing a reputable and qualified bricklayer or repointing specialist you'll keep your exterior walls in the best possible condition.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN CHIPPENHAM?
It can take quite a while to repoint a whole house and, subject to your property, can also involve working up high. To enable a repointing contractor to accurately determine the restorative work required on your property they'll first need to carry out a visual survey. This survey will allow them to provide you with a quote for the the entire project. Do not assume that all repointing contractors in Chippenham offer the same standard of service and the lowest estimate may not invariably be the best option.
It may be that in the original site survey there were some sections of your house that were hard to reach or inaccessible and in this case a further, more comprehensive survey might be required. A price quote after the follow-up survey could even be higher owing to problems uncovered by this more detailed inspection. If you have an older home in Chippenham that's more than 60 years old, it's far more likely to require restorative work on repointing than a more contemporary structure.
Repointing work can start once the problem areas have been confirmed and agreed with the owner of the property. Even single storey buildings and bungalows might need some form of scaffolding to provide a secure platform for your repointing specialists. When this has been erected then some kind of protective shielding will be secured in place. This sheeting should prevent any debris or mortar dust from harming your home, or neighbours properties, and also offers a layer of safety to help prevent injuries to passers-by.
Pipework and cabling may need to be adjusted or removed to allow access to the walls behind them. When the project has been completed and all repointing work undertaken these pipes and cables will be put back in place.
If your property has previously been rendered, painted or pebble-dashed, these will now be removed to allow the repointing team to press on with the repair work. After the removal of any coverings all brickwork is sanded and cleaned, this gives the repointing team a uniform wall surface to work with.
A reliable Chippenham repointing company should be able to mock up a small test panel on your home to help you to decide on the various different mortar styles that are available, (Recessed, Tuck, Flush or Weather Struck pointing). This enables you to see how each would look on your brickwork and highlight the different colours and styles on offer.
The brick joints are now raked out to take away the old, crumbling mortar and clean the spaces between the bricks. This is a time consuming process and involves the chipping or grinding away of old mortar and brushing away any loose debris and dust to provide a clean surface for the application of new mortar. The repointers will be especially watchful around windows, doors and other openings where movement in the brickwork or an excess of mortar can result in difficulty in opening and closing them.
One thing that should be avoided is the new mortar drying out too rapidly, and this can be prevented by dampening down the walls. This keeps the mortar flexible and enables it to dry out at a gentler pace to prevent cracking, which can lead to a weak joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off once the mortar has dried out thoroughly. The walls will usually be divided into areas, and each one in turn will be pointed, allowed to dry, and then cleaned before the repointers move along to a new section.
It's quite possible that as the repointers are working they might find crumbling brickwork that needs replacing, or perhaps a problem with faulty lead flashing or a damaged chimney, and a professional company will be ideally placed to perform such repairs as they progress.
Any render, paint or other wall covering you require will be re-applied as soon as all repointing work has been concluded. The pipes and cables will be re-attached and the final phase of the repointing project will be to take down the scaffolding and dispose of all debris and building waste.
A reliable Chippenham repointing and bricklaying company will provide a service that will last at least 60 years. Warranties that are provided for the repointing should be affiliated with with providers and manufacturers from the building industry covering defective materials.
Suitable accreditations could take many forms, but those that are prominent in connection with repointing and bricklaying are: the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), with qualifications and certifications from industry front-runners like the Chartered Institute of Building. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now a requirement for everybody working in the building industry and they should be prepared to produce their CSCS card when asked to confirm their aptitude to be present on your home.
Chippenham Repointing Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Chippenham repointing specialist including repointing quotes in Chippenham, lime mortar re-pointing Chippenham, the replacement of damaged brickwork Chippenham, bucket handle pointing and repointing, industrial repointing, ribbon pointing and re-pointing Chippenham, the lime pointing of brick joints Chippenham, repointing of garden walls, weather struck re-pointing, the re-pointing of brick joints, strap repointing, mortar raking, house pointing and re-pointing Chippenham, repointing stone walls Chippenham, mortar rake grinding Chippenham, pointing and repointing mortar joints Chippenham, repairs to stone walls, the repointing and pointing of brickwork, the repointing of patios Chippenham, and lots more.
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Other Tradespeople in Chippenham
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