Repointing Galashiels

Galashiels Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Galashiels Scotland (TD1): All buildings in Galashiels at some point will need a little maintenance. Buildings in Galashiels are hit by all sorts of weather, pollution and other damaging factors that may have a detrimental effect on the state of the mortar or cement between the bricks, and should you notice evidence of this you might want to contact an experienced repointing company. It's essential to keep your brickwork in excellent shape to keep your house watertight, and the most effective solution is to hire the services of a brick repointing specialist in Galashiels.

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It's the bricks and mortar that make a building strong and secure against the elements. The mortar has to be sound, and free of holes or gaps to be able to stop any moisture or draughts from finding a path into your house. Is it fairly easy to establish when you might need repointing?

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Simply put, you have to inspect your outside walls and look for any damage. If you find damage or sections which look different to the rest of the property, you might need to contact a local repointing contractor for a more thorough investigation. 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 signs of deterioration.

It is not only aesthetics that are in jeopardy if your house in Galashiels needs to be repointed, there are safety issues to also consider. The integrity of any Galashiels house is only as reliable as its bricks and mortar. Any weaknesses in the structural integrity can make a dwelling unstable with severe consequences and maybe even a risk to life.

If you are restoring an older building or your mortar has been neglected for years, you may also need to restore brickwork that's been damaged or weakened. Any defective brickwork discovered during the inspection by the repointing specialist will be repaired or replaced before any repointing takes place.

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It may be the case that in past times your Galashiels home's external brick walls were painted or plastered over. If you begin to discover flaking, cracks or bubbling of the paint or plaster it could indicate more severe damage under the surface coating. The only effective way to investigate an issue of this kind is by hiring a professional brickwork and repointing contractor who will be able to find the root cause of the mortar damage. Through the use of a reputable and qualified repointing contractor you'll keep the exterior walls of your home in the best possible condition.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN GALASHIELS?

It takes time to repoint a building and, depending on your property, can also entail working at height. The very first thing a repointing company will do is a visual survey to ascertain the damage and requirements to your brickwork. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing contractor can supply an estimate for the level of work that's required on your damaged brickwork. Always get two or three price quotes and don't automatically assume cheapest is best.

It may be that during the first on-site survey there were some parts of your house that were out-of-reach or inaccessible and in this case a second, more detailed survey might be needed. This second, more stringent survey might reveal additional problem areas that may have an effect on the first quote. If you have an older home in Galashiels that's over 60 years old, it is far more likely to need repair work on repointing than a more contemporary structure.

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As soon as the issues have been uncovered then repointing work can begin. It is likely that your repointing company will need to put up a scaffold so as to have a sturdy working platform while doing the work on your property. When the scaffold is in place some protective sheeting will be fixed on its outer side. This may be polythene sheeting to trap any debris and dirt that's generated during the process.

All conduits, cables and pipes which are attached to the wall will be removed or their position adjusted to allow access to the brickwork behind them. On completion of the project all of these will be placed back into their original positions.

Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now have to be safely removed to allow the repointing contractors to access the bare walls 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 ideal style of pointing for your walls, a good Galashiels repointing contractor will be happy to show the various pointing designs (Recessed, Weather Struck, Flush or Tuck), by the creation of a test panel on your brickwork. This allows you to see how each design will look on your brickwork and demonstrate the different colours and styles that are available.

The brick joints are now vigorously raked out to remove the old, damaged mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This painstaking process can be pretty time consuming because the joints need to have all the dust, old mortar and debris removed so as to end up with a good bonding area for the new mortar to be stick to. Special attention is made around doors and windows because any movement in the brickwork can result in problems with their opening and closing.

When the joints have been cleaned, the brickwork should be damped down to help prevent the new mortar from drying out too quickly and subsequently cracking. This helps produce a solid joint by maintaining the flexilibility of the mortar and stopping cracks. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar is thoroughly dry. The repointers will tackle the walls in sections, cleaning each one as they go along before moving on to a new area.

During this stage the need for any brick replacement, lead flashing replacement or chimney repairs will be carried out by the contractor.

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After cleaning the walls for a final time, to achieve a uniform visual appearance, any plaster rendering or painting of the finished wall surfaces can take place. The final stage of the repointing project will entail all pipes, cables and other fixtures put back into their rightful positions, scaffold taken down and all building waste removed from the site.

A reputable Galashiels repointing and brick repair specialist will provide you with a service that will last up to 60 years. They ought to also offer you a warranty for their work and be backed by professional qualifications and accreditation in the building industry.

Such accreditations could include: the NHBC (National House-Building Council), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), whilst qualifications may range from City & Guilds, Diplomas and NVQ's from building industry specialists such as the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now compulsory for everybody working in the building industry and they must be prepared to show you their CSCS card when asked to demonstrate their aptitude be working on your brickwork.


Repointing work can be undertaken in Galashiels and also in nearby places like: Earlston, Drygrange, Newstead, Lauder, Melrose, Selkirk, Leaderfoot, Fountainhall, Redpath, Kelso, Innerleithen, St Boswells, Stow, Tweedbank, together with these postcodes TD1 1NQ, TD1 1HW, TD1 2AW, TD1 1HT, TD1 1QT, TD1 1HD, TD1 1QD, TD1 1LL, TD1 1HY, TD1 1BU. Local Galashiels repointing specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01896 and the postcode TD1. Verifying this should confirm you access local repointing. Galashiels homeowners can utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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Galashiels Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Galashiels

There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Galashiels repointing specialist including brickwork joints raking and repointing, cracked brickwork repairs, fireplace restoration, strap repointing Galashiels, weather struck pointing and repointing Galashiels, pointing and repointing crazy paving Galashiels, ribbon pointing, masonry restoration, masonry and brickwork decorating Galashiels, lime mortar pointing and re-pointing, stone strengthening, chimney repointing Galashiels, stone wall repointing, cheap re-pointing, stone restoration, the repointing of gable ends, brick conservation, stone pointing and re-pointing, renovations to damaged brickwork Galashiels, house pointing and repointing, lintel replacement, tuck pointing Galashiels, patio repointing Galashiels, crack injection, crack stitching, brickwork joint raking, repointing quotations Galashiels, chimney repairs, and repointing scaffolding. These are just an example of the tasks that are carried out by local experts in repointing. Galashiels companies will keep you informed about their whole range of services.

Family and Friends

Repointing is carried out in Galashiels every day of the week, so it is quite possible that someone in your social circle will have had repointing done recently, so ask friends, family and workmates for a recommendation. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most householders in Galashiels (over eighty percent according to studies), so if you're aware of a friend or neighbour who's had repointing carried out, find out if they're willing to recommend someone. It is still sensible to get at least 3 or 4 estimates from various tradesmen in the area, even when a specific repointing specialist has been recommended by somebody you know.

Repointing Enquiries Scotland

Scotland Repointing Enquiries

Recently posted Scotland repointing job requests: Marwa and Andy Jeffries recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a brick garden wall in Glenmavis. Macie and Maxwell Gaynor recently enquired about repointing a cottage in Chapelhall. Rowan Wiltshire and Mary Wiltshire recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a brick bungalow in Conon Bridge, Scotland. Peter Donovan and Evalyn Donovan recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a chimney on a bungalow in Windygates, Scotland. Carys Riley and Cade Riley recently enquired about repointing and pebble-dashing a detached house in Renton. Gregory Logan and Teigan Logan recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a natural stone patio in Methilhill. Brian and Lillia Aitken recently requested a quote for repointing a three bedroom detached house in Redding. Aidan Higginson and Anna Higginson recently enquired about the possibility of rebedding and repointing a roof on a detached property in Locharbriggs, Scotland.

Galashiels Skip Hire

Skip Hire Galashiels

It is very rare that you will do a home refurbishment project or a garden makeover without producing quite a bit of waste that will need to be removed and disposed of. Subject to your specific situation, repointing work will result in different amounts of waste. In many instances the tradesperson you are hiring will happily remove the waste that's produced during the course of the work, but beware - some of them certainly don't!

When there is a fair amount of waste, most property owners in Galashiels choose to hire a skip. Different skip sizes are available to match the volume of rubbish that you have. The various sizes of skip include mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and roll-on-roll-off skips, and for different projects skip bags are also available.

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Also find: Melrose repointing, St Boswells repointing, Earlston repointing, Lauder repointing, Fountainhall repointing, Selkirk repointing, Redpath repointing, Innerleithen repointing, Kelso repointing, Newstead repointing, Stow repointing, Drygrange repointing, Leaderfoot repointing, Tweedbank repointing services and more. All of these areas are serviced by experts in repointing. Galashiels home and business owners can get repointing quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Galashiels: In Forest Avenue, Albert Place, Whitelee Lodge, Craigpark Court, Lintburn Street, The Bungalow Netherbarns, Stanley Street, Narwein, Tweed Road, The Coach House Glenmayne, Catrail Road, Nether Blainslie, Greenbank Street, Manse Street, Hillview Whitelee, Lindean Mill, Hollybush, Steading, Kirkbrae, High Road, Balmoral Place, Elm Grove, Stantling Craigs, Winston Road, Church Square, Caddonfoot Manse, Ostroda Balnakiel, as well as these local Galashiels postcodes: TD1 1NQ, TD1 1HW, TD1 2AW, TD1 1HT, TD1 1QT, TD1 1HD, TD1 1QD, TD1 1LL, TD1 1HY, TD1 1BU. property owners have recently needed local repointing services. Work was achieved in these locations by experts in repointing. Galashiels residents benefited from professional and dependable repointing services on every occasion.

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(This repointing Galashiels content was compiled by Stephen Locke 16-05-2022)