Repointing Crediton

Crediton Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Crediton Devon (EX17): All houses in Crediton require a bit of maintenance every now and then. If the brickwork on your Crediton home looks a bit shabby with mortar crumbling or missing, you will want to act quickly to stop the situation from deteriorating. It's essential to keep your brickwork in good condition to keep your house watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to engage a brick repointing expert in Crediton.

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It should be remembered that any building is only as sturdy as the bricks and mortar that hold it together. To keep a home dry and warm the mortar needs to be in sufficiently good condition to stop any draughts and damp from forcing its way in through holes or gaps. But how can you tell precisely when you need to do repointing your brickwork in Crediton?

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Essentially, you need to have a close look at the state of the mortar and bricks of your outside walls. Repointing is typically required if you can visually identify a problem area. In areas such as on chimneys or under eaves it might be necessary for a professional to check, but you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical warning signs of deterioration.

Defective mortar does not only look horrible, it can lead to questions of safety too. The overall strength of your Crediton home relies on the condition of the bricks and mortar, and badly damaged areas can adversely have an impact on this. If this is compromised, the framework can become unstable, which when it comes to chimneys or higher buildings, can cause significant damage as well as a risk to life.

It might be that missing or crumbling mortar has been caused by damaged brickwork. An experienced Crediton repointing contractor will replace any defective brickwork before continuing with the mortar repointing to ensure the best possible finish to your property.

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It may be the case that in past times your Crediton home's external brick walls have been plasterered over or painted. If you begin to discover cracks, bubbling or flaking of the render or paint it could indicate more extensive damage underneath. The only way to figure out an issue of this kind is by employing a repointing and brickwork specialist who will find the main cause behind the mortar damage. Any respected repointing expert in Crediton will be glad to perform a service like this and keep your house safe and looking good.

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Repointing is a time consuming process and may involve working at considerable height, subject to the style of your property. The very first thing that a repointing specialist will do is a visual inspection to ascertain the severity of the damage to your brickwork. This will allow them to give you a quotation for the repointing work. Don't assume all repointing contractors in Crediton provide the same standard of service and the cheapest price quote might not necessarily be the best option.

A further site survey might be necessary as soon as you accept a quotation and may involve the use of ladders, or perhaps even a scaffold, to access hard to reach areas of your property. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey might expose more issues that might increase the original quotation. If you've got an older house in Crediton which is more than sixty years old, it is far more likely to need repair work on repointing than a more modern property.

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As soon as the problems have been confirmed then work can begin. Even single storey buildings and bungalows may require some kind of scaffold to establish a safe platform for your repointing specialists. A form of protective sheeting or shielding should then be attached to the outside of the scaffolding. This is to avoid any damage to property and minimise any risk of injury to people in the immediate working area.

All pipes, conduits and cables which are fixed to the wall may be loosened or removed to allow access to the brickwork behind them. As soon as the project has been finished and all repointing work carried out these these will be fixed back in place.

If your brickwork has previously been pebble-dashed, painted or rendered, these coatings will now have to be removed to allow the repointing contractors to press on with the restoration work. After removal of any coverings all of the bricks can be sanded and cleaned to give the repointing team a uniform wall surface to work on.

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If you have not yet decided on a style of finish (Recessed, Weather Struck, Tuck or Flush pointing), or you would like to see how the various different pointing options appear on your home, a reputable Crediton repointing specialist will be able to produce a test section on your brickwork. This helps you see how each would look on your brickwork and showcase the different styles and colours on offer.

The next phase is to take out the old mortar by raking and scraping out the joints. This is a laborious procedure where any debris, dust and old mortar must be carefully cleaned out to provide a good bonding surface for the new mortar. The repointing team will be especially cautious around windows, doors and openings where movement in the brickwork or an over application of mortar can cause difficulties in closing and opening them.

To avoid the fresh mortar drying out too fast, the brickwork will be dampened before any new pointing is started. This helps create a solid joint by keeping the mortar flexible and avoiding cracks. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the bricks can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar is properly dry. A wire brush will be used to clean the areas that have been finished before starting on the next portion of the wall needing work.

If any lead flashing work, brick replacement or chimney repairs needs doing by the repointing company during the work, now's the time that these jobs will be carried out.

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After the walls have been cleaned for one final time, to get a uniform visual appearance, any re-painting or rendering of the finished wall surfaces can be done. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables have been put back in placethe scaffold will be removed and all debris and waste disposed of.

The repointing of your house by a skilled Crediton specialist will mean that you won't need to worry about your exterior brickwork for 50 to 60 years. Guarantees should be forthcoming for the repointing work and they should be affiliated with with providers and manufacturers from the building industry giving cover for substandard materials.

Suitable accreditations could take various forms, however those that stand out in the repointing industry are: the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), with qualifications from industry front-runners like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now a requirement for anybody working in the construction industry and they must be able to produce their CSCS card when asked to demonstrate their ability be working on site.


Repointing work can be done in Crediton and also in nearby places like: Newton St Cyres, Morchard Bishop, Stoke Canon, Sandford, Gunstone, Creedy Bridge, Copplestone, Shobrooke, Thorveton, Poughill, Downes Mill, Yeoford, Whitestone, Tedburn St Mary, together with these postcodes EX17 1EL, EX17 1BY, EX17 1EU, EX17 2EH, EX17 2HA, EX17 2BT, EX17 2DF, EX17 2AW, EX17 3AT, EX17 2AR. Local Crediton repointing specialists will most likely have the phone code 01363 and the postcode EX17. Checking this can make certain that you access locally based repointing. Crediton home and business owners can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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Crediton Repointing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Crediton repointing specialist including pebble-dash removal Crediton, brickwork joint raking and repair, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints Crediton, commercial repointing in Crediton, crack repairs to brickwork, stone pointing, stone cleaning, masonry restoration, brickwork and masonry decorating Crediton, the repointing of patios, stone strengthening Crediton, brickwork joint raking Crediton, the repointing and pointing of brickwork Crediton, re-pointing crazy paving, lintel replacement, slab repointing Crediton, rubble masonry Crediton, mortar raking Crediton, fireplace restoration Crediton, house repointing, brickwork repointing, tuck pointing Crediton, mortar rake grinding, stone wall repointing Crediton, the repointing of brick joints, crack injection, repointing services, ribbon pointing and repointing Crediton, and scaffolding hire. These are just an example of the duties that are accomplished by experts in brick repointing. Crediton specialists will inform you of their whole range of services.

Repointing Enquiries Devon

Repointing Enquiries Devon

Recent Devon repointing projects: Alissa Charles and Heath Charles recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a 4 bedroom detached house in Shebbear. Connor and Khadija Hall recently requested an estimate for repointing the exterior walls of bungalow in Bratton Fleming. Ameera Goodman and Hughie Goodman recently asked for a quote for repointing an old stone cottage in Copplestone, Devon. Aliyah and Jackson Sheppard recently asked for a quote for repointing a semi-detached property in Ermington, Devon. Jasmine and Maximus Maloney recently requested a quote for repointing a terraced house in Combe Martin, Devon. Rafferty and Roisin Rodrigues recently requested an estimate for repointing and re-rendering a detached house in Beer, Devon. Iman and Callen Millington recently requested a price quote for repointing a stone garden wall in Ugborough, Devon. Spencer Gray recently enquired about the possibility of repairing and repointing a chimney on a terraced house in Newton Abbot, Devon.

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Also find: Whitestone repointing, Newton St Cyres repointing, Thorveton repointing, Tedburn St Mary repointing, Copplestone repointing, Sandford repointing, Stoke Canon repointing, Poughill repointing, Morchard Bishop repointing, Gunstone repointing, Shobrooke repointing, Yeoford repointing, Downes Mill repointing, Creedy Bridge repointing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are serviced by specialists in repointing. Crediton householders can get repointing price quotes by going here.

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Other Tradespeople in Crediton: Any time you are considering doing improvements to your home or garden in Crediton, Devon, there's a fair chance that you'll need various different tradesmen during the project, and while you may currently be searching for a local Crediton repointing specialist, you may also require the services of SKIP HIRE in Crediton, a plumber in Crediton, a carpenter in Crediton, a roofer in Crediton, a plasterer in Crediton, a window fitter in Crediton, waste removal in Crediton, a stonemason in Crediton, a building contractor in Crediton, brickwork cleaning in Crediton, a flooring specialist in Crediton, a loft conversion specialist in Crediton, scaffolding in Crediton, a bricklayer in Crediton, jet washing in Crediton, and more.

Repointing Around Crediton: Repointing work has recently been done in these Crediton areas and roads - Enfield Close, Marsh Road, Westwood Close, Newcombes, Jocelyn Mead, Kirton Drive, Southfield Drive, Lennard Road, Orchard Court, Waresfoot Drive, Peoples Park Road, Penton Rise, Commercial Road, Alexandra Way, Primrose Way, Barnfield Close, Penton Close, Barnfield, Albert Road, Creedy Road, Hawthorn Road, St Boniface Road, Alexandra Close, Old Tiverton Road, Beech Park, as well as the following local Crediton postcodes: EX17 1EL, EX17 1BY, EX17 1EU, EX17 2EH, EX17 2HA, EX17 2BT, EX17 2DF, EX17 2AW, EX17 3AT, EX17 2AR. Work was undertaken in these areas by experts in repointing. Crediton home and property owners received high quality and competent repointing services on each occasion.

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(This repointing Crediton page was updated by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)