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Repointing Christchurch Dorset (BH23): All homes and buildings in Christchurch will at some point require a bit maintenance. If you have spotted that the cement or mortar between the bricks on your Christchurch home is crumbling or cracking, you need professional help to stop the issue from getting worse. If it is essential to renovate or repair your crumbling brickwork, a reputable brick repointing contractor in Christchurch will offer a high quality resolution.

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The soundness of any building is only as good as its mortar and bricks. To keep a home warm and dry the mortar has to be in good enough condition to stop any draughts and damp from forcing its way in through gaps or holes. It's fairly easy to figure out when you may need repointing?

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Simply put, you must examine your outside walls and check for any damage. If you are able to see a problem then you have a problem. In sections such as on chimney stacks or under eaves it might be necessary for a professional to check, but you ought to be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical warning signs of degradation.

You also have to consider the issues of safety that cracked or eroding mortar could potentially cause. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Christchurch house and is the "glue" that holds the shape and structure together. If this is compromised, the framework can become unsound, which when it comes to taller buildings or chimney stacks, can cause serious damage and risk to life.

It could be that crumbling or missing mortar is the result of damaged bricks. Any defective bricks found during the inspection by the company will be replaced or repaired before any mortar repointing is completed.

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It may be a situation where in past times your Christchurch home's external brick walls were painted or plastered over. If you begin to discover bubbling, flaking or cracks of the render or paint it could all point to more serious damage underneath. To avoid the damage spreading and causing more serious problems as time goes on, it is wise to seek the assistance of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can ascertain the root cause of the problem. Any dependable repointing expert in Christchurch will be capable of performing a service like this and make sure that your house is safe, sound and looking wonderful.


It takes time to repoint a building and, depending on the design of your property, can also entail working at considerable height. A visual survey is the first step in the process and will evaluate the magnitude of the remedial work required on your brickwork. This will enable them to offer you an itemised quote for repair and renovation. It is invariably safer to get 2 or 3 quotes from different repointing specialists in Christchurch and examine the standard of service offered between them.

A further site survey might be needed once you accept a quote and could include the use of extending ladders, or perhaps even scaffolding, to get to hard to reach sections of your property. A price quote after the second survey could be higher owing to issues identified during this more meticulous inspection. If your house in Christchurch is over 60 years old and has never been repointed then it's quite likely to require additional work when compared with a more up-to-date building.

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As soon as any issues have been identified then reparation work can begin. Most buildings will need a scaffold to establish a stable working platform from which to do the repointing. As soon as this is up then a method of protective sheet will be secured in position. This protective sheeting should prevent any mortar dust or other debris from damaging your home, or neighbouring properties, and also offers a layer of safety to help prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

Any exterior cables, such as satellite or TV, will be removed from the walls and pipework will be adjusted or removed to allow easy access to the brickwork behind. Once the project has been finished and all remedial action carried out these these will be fixed back in position.

Any pebble-dash, paint, rendering or other coverings will now be carefully removed to allow the repointing team to access the bare walls and move along with their repair work. After removal of such coverings all of the bricks can be sanded and cleaned to give the repointing team a consistent wall surface to work with.

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If you haven't settled upon a finishing style (Tuck, Weather Struck, Flush or Recessed pointing), or you want to see how the various pointing methods appear on your home, a competent Christchurch repointing company will be happy to produce a test section on your brickwork. This helps you see how each will look on your home and highlight the different colours and styles that are available.

The next phase is to remove the mortar in stages by raking and scraping out the joints in the brickwork. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming as the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, dust and old mortar so as to finish up with a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Special attention and care is taken around doors and windows because any movement in the brickwork may lead to issues with their opening and closing.

Something that must be avoided is the new mortar drying out too quickly, and this can be averted by dampening down the brickwork. The slower drying time stops the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which can lead to a weakened joint. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the brickwork can be cleaned away as soon as the mortar has dried out thoroughly. The walls will be divided into areas, and each will be repointed, allowed to dry, and then cleaned off before the team get on with a new section.

If any chimney repairs, brick replacement or lead flashing replacement needs to be done by the repointing company as part of the project, now is the time that these jobs will be undertaken.

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Any render, paint or other wall covering that you require will be applied once all repointing work has been finished. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables are placed back into position the scaffolding will be dismantled and all of the debris and waste is taken away from the site.

Repointing your house using a reputable Christchurch specialist should mean that you need not worry yourself about your external brickwork for 50 to 60 years. All repointing work should be provided with a satisfaction warranty of at least twelve months and have the backing of affiliations from the construction and building industry.

Such accreditation might include the likes of: the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), while qualifications can range from Diplomas, City & Guilds and NVQ's from industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Every person who carries out work on repointing your home is also required to be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be able to demonstrate their skills and ability by producing their CSCS card.

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