Repointing East Grinstead

East Grinstead Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing East Grinstead West Sussex (RH19): All properties in East Grinstead will at some point require a bit maintenance. If you've come to realise that the cement or mortar between the brickwork on your East Grinstead property is crumbling or cracking, you need professional assistance to stop the issue from deteriorating further. A reputable brick repointing contractor in East Grinstead will provide an efficient solution to repair your brickwork and guarantee that it stays watertight.

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It should be remembered that any structure is only as strong as the bricks and mortar which hold it together. If the mortar is in a bad condition with holes, gaps or crumbling areas, then damp or draughts can enter your home and cause many issues with the structure's integrity. But how do you know precisely when you need to repoint your house in East Grinstead?

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Inspect your external walls and look for any obvious damage that can be seen with the naked eye. If a short inspection such as this uncovers some obvious problems, then you've definitely got an issue. You should be able to see for yourself in most cases the external signs of degradation, but in places like under eaves or on chimneys it may be preferable to get an expert to check for you.

Damaged mortar doesn't only look horrible, it can cause questions of safety as well. Mortar is the binding agent that holds everything together in any East Grinstead property, and if badly damaged can impact on the overall integrity of a structure. In houses with chimney stacks and taller structures, any weakness in the framework of the building can have severe implications in respect to property damages and the risk of injury.

It may be that missing or eroding mortar has been caused by damaged bricks. An experienced East Grinstead repointing specialist will repair any deteriorating brickwork before continuing with the mortar repointing to achieve a perfect finish to your house.

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It might be the case that in past times your East Grinstead property's exterior brick walls have been painted or rendered. Any cracks, bubbling or peeling of plaster or paint could indicate damage to either mortar or bricks beneath the surface. An inspection of this problem, by a professional repointer is the only practical way to make sure the damage does not spread further and trigger structural challenges in the future. A competent repointing specialist in East Grinstead will easily achieve this and help to keep your property in the best condition possible.


Repointing can be a time consuming process and may entail working at considerable height, subject to the layout of your property. A visual survey is the very first step in this process and will determine the extent of remedial work that is needed on your home. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing company can supply a quotation for the volume of work that's required on your brickwork. It is invariably best to get two or three price quotes from different repointing specialists in East Grinstead and examine the standard of service that each of them offers.

It could be that during the initial site survey there were some parts of your home that were inaccessible or out-of-reach and in this instance a second, more detailed survey could be needed. This second, more stringent survey could uncover different trouble spots that might impact on the original estimate. The older the building is, the more likely it will be necessary to repoint the mortar, and this is particularly true for those homes in East Grinstead which are in excess of sixty years old.

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Work can start as soon as the trouble spots have been identified and agreed with the property owner. Even bungalows and single storey buildings may require some type of scaffold to provide a secure platform for your repointing team to work from. A form of protective sheeting or shielding should then be attached to the exterior of the scaffold. This may take the form of plastic sheeting to trap any dust and debris that's created during the process.

Any external wires, such as TV or satellite cables, will be unfastened from the walls and any pipework may be removed or adjusted to enable easy access to the brickwork behind. When the project has been completed and all repointing work undertaken these cables and pipes will be fixed back in position.

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

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If you've not yet settled upon a finishing style (Flush, Tuck, Weather Struck or Recessed pointing), or you wish to see how the different pointing options look on your home, a professional East Grinstead repointing contractor will be willing to mock up a test panel on your property. This pointing test panel will allow you to visualise how each method compares to each other and also which matches the style of your property best.

The joints in the brickwork are now raked out to take away the old, damaged 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 out all the loose debris and dust to provide a nice, clean surface for the application of new mortar. Any windows and doors will be given extra attention by the repointing team to prevent any excess applications of mortar or distortions of the frames which can cause issues with their opening and closing.

Something that must be avoided is the rapid drying out of the new mortar, and this can be averted by dampening down the brickwork. This helps establish a strong joint by maintaining the flexilibility of the mortar and stopping cracks. When it has dried sufficiently it's time to clean any smears and excess mortar from the adjacent brickwork. A wire brush can be used to clean the wall areas that have been completed before starting on the next section of the wall requiring work.

If any brick replacement, lead flashing work or chimney repairs needs to be done by the repointing company during the work, now is the time that these tasks will be carried out.

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Any paint, rendering or other wall covering that you need will be re-applied once all remedial repointing work has been completed. The cables and pipes will be re-positioned and the final stage of the repointing project will be to disassemble the scaffold and remove all building waste and debris from the site.

A reputable East Grinstead repointing and brick repair company will provide a restoration that will last as long as 60 years. Guarantees that are provided for the repointing should have an affiliation with providers and manufacturers from the building industry giving cover for substandard materials.

Suitable accreditations could take many forms, but the ones that stand out in connection with this type of work are: the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), with certifications and qualifications from industry front-runners like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Each person who carries out work on your repointing project should also be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be willing to demonstrate their ability and skills by showing their CSCS card.

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It is not just in East Grinstead where you can access repointing companies - neighbouring places like: Newchapel, Felbridge, Sunnyside, St Hill Green, Blackwell, Cowden, Upper Hartfield, Brockhurst, Felcourt, Ashurstwood, Kingscote, Crawley Down, Rowfant, Turners Hill can generally also be covered. If a repointing contractor has the telephone code 01342 and the postcode RH19, you can be fairly certain that they come from somewhere in East Grinstead area. You will need to confirm this if you favour using a local specialist in repointing. East Grinstead residents have plenty of options when they are searching for repointing services.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local East Grinstead repointing specialist including repointing stone walls East Grinstead, strap pointing and repointing East Grinstead, chimney repointing, house re-pointing East Grinstead, mortar rake grinding East Grinstead, domestic repointing, brick joint repointing East Grinstead, the repointing of brickwork joints East Grinstead, brickwork joint raking and repair, ribbon pointing East Grinstead, repointing of garden walls, damaged brickwork replacement East Grinstead, the repointing and pointing of brickwork, restorations to damaged brickwork East Grinstead, bucket handle pointing, brickwork joint raking, commercial repointing, pointing and repointing paving East Grinstead, patio repointing, and lots more.


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Also find: Crawley Down repointing, St Hill Green repointing, Rowfant repointing, Ashurstwood repointing, Cowden repointing, Sunnyside repointing, Kingscote repointing, Turners Hill repointing, Upper Hartfield repointing, Felbridge repointing, Felcourt repointing, Blackwell repointing, Newchapel repointing, Brockhurst repointing and more. There are building companies who specialise in repointing near to practically all of these areas. To execute your repointing job to perfection, these accomplished specialists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Why not turn to professional help if your brickwork seems shabby and tired, to properly refurbish it? Repointing quotes are available to local residents by clicking here. Does the brickwork on your property need repointing? Get a quote today!

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(This repointing East Grinstead article was updated on 06-03-2024)

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