Repointing Ferndown

Ferndown Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Ferndown Dorset (BH22): All buildings in Ferndown require a little maintenance every so often. If you have noticed the mortar or cement between the bricks on your Ferndown home is cracking or crumbling, you will need professional help to prevent the issue from getting worse. If you need to repair or renovate your weakened brickwork, an experienced brick repointing specialist in Ferndown will offer an efficient solution.

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It is the bricks and mortar that make a structure strong and secure against the elements. The mortar has to be sound, without any holes or gaps to be able to stop any draughts and damp from finding a route into your house. It's pretty easy to figure out when you might need to do some repointing?

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Simply put, you must inspect your external walls and check for any visible damage. If you can spot issues then you have an issue. In most situations you will be able to see any physical signs of damage, but in areas which are remote or hidden, such as chimneys or under eaves; you might need to call on the services of a specialist to assist you.

Damaged mortar doesn't merely look awful, it can raise safety issues as well. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Ferndown house and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. Any weak spots in the structural integrity can make a building unstable with major consequences and risk to life.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over the years and are a major cause of the problems with your mortar joints they might need to be replaced. Any deteriorating brickwork identified during the inspection by the contractor will be repaired or replaced before any mortar repointing takes place.

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A lot of Ferndown houses in the past have had their external walls rendered with plaster or painted to help shield the brickwork. If there are indications of bubbling, flaking or other degradation to rendered and painted brickwork, it may suggest problems with the mortar or bricks permitting damp to seep into the walls. To stop the degradation spreading and triggering more serious problems at a later date, it is wise to seek the advice of a professional building and repointing company who can investigate the root cause of the issue. Any dependable repointing business in Ferndown will be capable of performing this service and keep your house safe and looking fantastic.


It takes time to repoint a whole house and, depending on the style of your property, can also involve working up high. The very first thing that a repointing specialist will perform is a visual survey to ascertain the damage and requirements to your home. This survey will allow them to give you a quotation for the work required and the labour costs. Remember to always obtain two or three price quotes and don't automatically assume cheapest is best.

A further site survey could be required when you accept a quote and could involve the use of extending ladders, or even a scaffold, to gain access to inaccessible parts of your property. This second, more stringent survey could uncover additional trouble spots that might impact on the first price quote. If you have an older home in Ferndown that's more than 60 years old, it is much more likely to need repair work on repointing than a more modern building.

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Once the problems have been confirmed then work can begin. Even bungalows and single storey buildings might need some kind of scaffold to provide a sturdy platform for your repointing specialists. Some form of protective shielding or sheeting should then be attached to the outside of the scaffold. This might be polythene sheeting to collect any debris and dust that is generated during the repair work.

Wires and pipes will need to be removed or adjusted to allow easy access to the brickwork behind them. This is of course only temporary and they will be put back in their appropriate position as soon as all reparation work has been finished.

Any pebble-dash, paint, rendering or other covering will now need to be carefully removed to enable the repointing contractors to gain access to the brickwork and press ahead with their repair work. The brickwork behind such coverings will be cleaned and sanded to ensure a uniform finish for your exterior walls.

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To help you pick out the type of repointing finish to your walls, a good Ferndown repointing company will be willing to demonstrate the different pointing designs (Flush, Weather Struck, Recessed or Tuck), by the creation of a test section on your brickwork. This will help you to get a good idea of the finished result and ensure your satisfaction with regard to style and colour.

The next step is to remove the mortar in stages by raking and scraping out the joints in the brickwork. This is a time consuming process and involves the chipping or grinding away of old mortar and brushing out any loose debris and dust to provide a nice, clean surface onto which to apply the new mortar. Any door and window openings will be paid extra care by the repointers to prevent any disturbances of the frames or having excess mortar applied which could cause problems in their closing and opening.

Before any fresh mortar is administered, the walls will be damped down to prevent it from setting too rapidly. This makes sure that the mortar remains flexible and allows it to dry out at a slower pace to prevent cracking and generating a weak joint. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the bricks can be cleaned away as soon as the mortar is thoroughly dry. A wire brush can be used to clean the brickwork that have been completed before starting on the next section of the wall needing work.

It's quite possible that as the repointers are working they might find damaged brickwork that needs replacing, or perhaps a problem with a chimney stack or lead flashing, and a professional company will be ideally placed to carry out these repairs as they go.

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Once the entire property is repointed and cleaned, and if you want to re-apply the walls with rendering or repaint the bricks, now will be the time to do this. After the cables and pipes are placed back into positionthe scaffold will be taken down and all debris and waste disposed of.

An experienced Ferndown repointing and bricklaying company will provide you with a restoration that should last at least 60 years. They ought to also provide a warranty for their work and be backed by professional qualifications and certifications in the construction and building industry.

Accreditation can take many forms, however those that stand out with regards to repointing are: the Federation of Master Builders, the National Federation of Building Contractors and the National House Building Council, with qualifications from industry front-runners such as the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition, every person on the repointing team who works on your property should hold a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) to prove that they have the appropriate skills and training to be part of the project.

Repointing work can be carried out in Ferndown and also nearby in: Hayes, Tricketts Cross, St Leonards, Canford Magna, Ameysford, Little Canford, Wimborne Minster, Hampreston, West Parley, West Moors, Colehill, Matchams, Stapehill, Clayford, Canford Bottom, together with these postcodes BH22 8FH, BH22 8LE, BH21 7PA, BH22 8ET, BH22 8HY, BH22 8AQ, BH22 8BG, BH22 8HF, BH22 8NF, BH22 8HT. Locally based Ferndown repointing specialists will probably have the postcode BH22 and the dialling code 01202. Checking this out should confirm you access local repointing. Ferndown householders are able to benefit from these and lots of other building related services.

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Tuck Pointing Ferndown

Exactly What is Tuckpointing? With old and weathered brickwork where the mortar is unstable and crumbling, tuckpointing is a helpful restoration strategy. It is a technique that is employed to cosmetically improve the look of walls to give the impression that they're in perfect condition.

Firstly, the old, crumbling mortar is raked out and removed, and this is then replaced with a new coloured mortar which closely matches the colour of the wall. A narrow contrasting line of mortar is then "tucked" in to make it appear like the joints are neat and even, where in fact the joints are in fact irregular in width.

Once done, tuckpointing can be quite impressive, and can substantially enhance the overall look of a wall without the requirement for major works, in particular when observed from a distance. (Tags: Tuck-Pointing Ferndown, Tuckpointing Ferndown, Tuck Pointing Mortar Joints Ferndown).

Family & Friends

It is quite possible that someone you know in Ferndown will have had repointing done fairly recently, therefore you can ask friends and acquaintances for recommendations of repointing specialists they have found to be reliable. Word of mouth recommendations are preferred over any other sort of review or endorsement by around 80 percent of householders in Ferndown, so where possible, you should make the most of this fact. To be on the safe side you'll want to get at least three or four quotations from your shortlist of potential repointing services.

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When carrying out any almost restoration work on your home or garden in Ferndown, there's almost certain to be a fair amount of waste generated which will have to be removed. For your repointing work, varying levels of waste will be generated, depending on your specific circumstances, and the scale and scope of your project. Some tradesmen make allowances for the removal of waste when they prepare their quotes, and if this isn't mentioned ask if this is included, if not you'll have to sort it out.

Whether you're left with doing this yourself, or the tradesman is dealing with it, a skip will often be required. Skips are available in all shapes and sizes, so there's definitely one out there to match your exact requirements. Skip sizes range from skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for big jobs or industrial use - roll-on roll-off skips.

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Ferndown Repointing Tasks

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Ferndown repointing specialist including damaged brickwork replacement, repointing of brickwork Ferndown, weather struck pointing and re-pointing Ferndown, the repointing of slabs Ferndown, domestic repointing in Ferndown, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints, cracked brickwork repairs, brick joint restoration, the repair and repointing of mortar joints, pebbledash removal Ferndown, repointing services, chimney repointing, lime mortar pointing, stone restoration, commercial repointing, repointing quotes in Ferndown, garden wall repointing Ferndown, mortar raking Ferndown, brickwork restoration Ferndown, tuck pointing, brickwork joint raking, house pointing and repointing, strap re-pointing Ferndown, cheap re-pointing Ferndown, and repointing scaffolds. These are just a few of the tasks that are accomplished by experts in repointing. Ferndown companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

Repointing Enquiries Dorset

Repointing Enquiries Dorset

Latest Dorset repointing customer enquiries: Aoife Harrison recently requested a price quote for repointing a semi-detached home in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. Andy Whitfield and Chanel Whitfield recently asked for a quotation for repointing and re-rendering a detached house in Puddletown, Dorset. Junior Pierce recently enquired about getting a price for repointing an old stone cottage in Arne. Sonia Cheung and Vinnie Cheung recently asked for an estimate for repointing a chimney on a semi-detached house in Stoborough Green. Reegan Barnes recently asked for a price quote for rebedding and repointing a roof on a semi-detached property in Verwood, Dorset. Layla-Mae Pearson and Emil Pearson recently requested a quote for repointing a natural stone patio in Motcombe, Dorset. Hari Featherstone recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a brick bungalow in Bradford Abbas, Dorset. Lachlan and Gloria Hickey recently asked for a quotation for repointing a terraced house in Corfe Mullen.


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Also find: Hampreston repointing, Ameysford repointing, Colehill repointing, Wimborne Minster repointing, Canford Bottom repointing, Clayford repointing, St Leonards repointing, Little Canford repointing, Canford Magna repointing, Matchams repointing, West Parley repointing, Tricketts Cross repointing, West Moors repointing, Hayes repointing, Stapehill repointing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are serviced by experts in repointing. Ferndown business and home owners can get repointing estimates by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Ferndown: Over the last twelve months brickwork was professionally repointed in these Ferndown streets: Barns Road, Brierley Avenue, Dugdell Close, The Grove, Dudsbury Road, Ashurst Road, Southdown Way, Brabourne Avenue, Turbary Road, Burnbrae Road, Avon Road, St Marys Road, Church Lane, Conifer Close, Dunedin Gardens, Shirley Close, Diana Close, Chine Walk, Denewood Road, Church Road, Siskin Close, Autumn Close, Shaftesbury Road, Stapleford Avenue, Birch Grove, and in these Dorset postcodes: BH22 8FH, BH22 8LE, BH21 7PA, BH22 8ET, BH22 8HY, BH22 8AQ, BH22 8BG, BH22 8HF, BH22 8NF, BH22 8HT. Work was conducted in these locations by experts in repointing. Ferndown home and property owners were given high quality and competent repointing services in all cases.

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(This repointing Ferndown content was compiled by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)