Repointing Great Wakering

Great Wakering Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Great Wakering Essex (SS3): All homes and buildings in Great Wakering at some point in time will require a bit maintenance. If the brickwork on your Great Wakering home looks a little shabby with mortar missing or crumbling, you will need to act quickly to prevent the condition from worsening. An experienced brick repointing company in Great Wakering will provide an effective solution to repoint your brickwork and guarantee that it stays watertight.

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The construction of any house is only as good as its mortar and bricks. To keep a structure warm and dry the mortar must be in sufficiently good condition to prevent any damp or draughts from forcing their way in through holes or gaps. How can you tell when your home in Great Wakering needs to be repointed?

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Essentially, you need to have a good look at the mortar and bricks of your outside walls. If you find damage or sections which look different to the remainder of the property, you may want to get in touch with a local repointing specialist for a more thorough investigation. In sections such as on chimney stacks or under eaves it may be necessary to use a professional to check, but you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of degradation.

It isn't only the visual appearance that is in jeopardy if your property in Great Wakering needs to be repointed, there are issues of safety to also consider. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Great Wakering house and is the "glue" that holds the shape and structure together. If this is weakened, the structure can become unstable, which with regards to taller buildings or chimney stacks, can cause significant damage and be a risk to life.

It could possibly be that missing or eroding mortar has been caused by damaged bricks. An experienced brick repointing company in Great Wakering will quickly identify any sections that require potential replacement and offer a service to refurbish the brickwork at the same time as repointing.

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A lot of Great Wakering houses in past times had their external walls painted or rendered to help protect the brickwork. Any discolouration, peeling or bubbling of plaster or paint could indicate damage to either mortar or bricks beneath the surface. An investigation of this issue, by a professional company is the only way to ensure the deterioration doesn't spread further and lead to structural challenges in the future. By using a qualified and reputable repointing company you will keep the exterior walls of your property in the best condition possible.


It can take quite a while to repoint a building and, depending on your property, can also entail working at considerable height. To allow a repointing company to accurately ascertain the repair work that's required on your property they'll first have to carry out a visual inspection. This inspection will enable them to give you a quote for the the entire project. It is always wise to get price quotes from different repointing specialists in Great Wakering and study the levels of service offered between them.

A further site survey could be necessary once you accept a price quote and could involve the use of extending ladders, or possibly even a scaffold, to access out-of-reach sections of your property. A quote after the follow-up survey could be higher thanks to issues identified during this more comprehensive inspection. The older your structure, the more likely it will be necessary to repoint the mortar, and this is particularly so for those homes in Great Wakering over sixty years old.

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Reparation work can start as soon as any problem areas have been detected and agreed with the property owner. Most properties will require scaffolding to be erected to provide a secure working platform for the bricklayer or repointing specialists. As soon as the scaffold is up a protective sheet will be fixed on its outer side. This helps to avoid any damage to property and reduce any risk of injury to everyone in the vicinity of the scaffolding.

Pipes and cabling may have to be removed or adjusted to permit ease of access to the walls behind them. This is only a temporary measure and they'll be returned to their appropriate position as soon as all repointing work has been finished.

Any rendering, pebble-dash, paint or other covering will now be removed safely to enable the repointing team to gain access to the brickwork and move along with their remedial work. The brickwork that is hiding behind these coverings will be cleaned and sanded to make sure that the finish on your brickwork is uniform.

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A professional Great Wakering repointing company will be happy to mock up a small test panel on your home in order to allow you to choose the various mortar styles that are available, (Weather Struck, Flush, Recessed or Tuck pointing). This will help you to get a good idea of the finished result and guarantee your satisfaction with the finished product with regard to colour and style.

The next phase is to take out the old, crumbling mortar by raking and cleaning out the joints in the brickwork. This can be a laborious process where any dust, debris and old mortar must be carefully cleaned out to provide a decent bonding surface for the new mortar. The repointers will be particularly cautious around doors, windows and other openings where movement in the brickwork or too much mortar can result in difficulty in closing and opening them.

Before fresh mortar is administered, the brickwork will be dampened to prevent it from drying out too rapidly. This delayed drying time stops the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which creates a weakened joint. During the application of the mortar there will be excess mortar and smears on the brickwork which can look messy, however this can be removed once it has properly dried. The walls are split into areas, and each will be pointed, allowed to dry, and then cleaned up before the repointers get on with the next section.

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

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After the brickwork has been cleaned for one final time, to obtain a uniform appearance over the whole area, any rendering or painting of the finished wall surfaces can be done. The final stage of the project will see all cables, pipes and other fittings mounted back in their rightful positions, scaffolding and work platforms disassembled and all waste materials removed and disposed of.

Your brick repair and repointing should last up to 50 to 60 years as long as it is accomplished by a skilled and experienced repointing contractor in Great Wakering. Warranties that are offered for the repointing should be affiliated with with manufacturers and providers from the construction industry covering substandard materials.

Such accreditation could include: the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC) and the National House Building Council (NHBC), whilst qualifications might range between City & Guilds, Diplomas and NVQ's from industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building. Additionally, each and every member of the repointing team who works on your house should hold a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) to confirm they have the appropriate training and skills to be working on the project.

Repointing work can be undertaken in Great Wakering and also nearby in: Rochford, Potton Island, Hawkwell, Southchurch, Southen-on-Sea, Burnham-on-Crouch, Thorpe Bay, Little Wakering, North Shoebury, Hockley, Shoeburyness, Barling, Stambridge, Canewdon, as well as in these postcodes SS3 0DH, SS3 0JB, SS3 0EN, SS3 0GX, SS3 0DL, SS3 0PH, SS3 0HG, SS3 0DU, SS3 0HH, SS3 0HB. Locally based Great Wakering repointing services will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01702 and the postcode SS3. Verifying this should guarantee you're accessing locally based repointing. Great Wakering property owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other building related services.

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Tuckpointing Great Wakering

Where brick and stonework is old or battered, tuckpointing (or tuck-pointing) is a strategy for repointing crumbling and unstable mortar. To give the impression that they are in perfect condition, it is an approach which is used to aesthetically enhance the look of walls.

The practice involves raking out the old, crumbling mortar and replacing it with a mortar mix that's colour-matched to the stone or brick that makes up the wall. Then to give the perception that the joints are neat and even, where in fact the joints may be irregular in width, a narrow contrasting line of (usually lighter) mortar is inserted.

Without the need for any major renovations, the effect of tuck-pointing can be quite spectacular, especially when viewed from afar, and can substantially enhance the overall appearance of a wall.

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Skip Hire Great Wakering

When you are planning for any garden makeovers or home refurbishments in Great Wakering, you will have to make provision for any waste that is produced. Your specific repointing work may create very little waste, and there again it could produce a lot. When you get your price quotes you will need to ask if waste removal has been included, otherwise you will have to arrange this yourself.

Whether you are left with doing this yourself, or the tradesperson is dealing with it, a skip will usually be required. Skips come in various sizes depending on your requirements, and choosing what type of skip to order is vital. Most skip hire companies in Great Wakering provide 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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Great Wakering Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Great Wakering

There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Great Wakering repointing specialist including brickwork joint raking, chimney repairs, brick joint restoration Great Wakering, patio repointing Great Wakering, crack repairs to brickwork, re-pointing paving Great Wakering, brick conservation, the replacement of damaged brickwork, the renovation of damaged brickwork, stone restoration, pebbledash removal Great Wakering, ribbon pointing and repointing Great Wakering, stone pointing Great Wakering, weather struck re-pointing, repointing of garden walls Great Wakering, bucket handle re-pointing, masonry restoration Great Wakering, mortar rake grinding Great Wakering, repointing stone walls with lime mortar Great Wakering, repointing mortar joints, residential repointing Great Wakering, gable end repointing Great Wakering, masonry and brickwork decorating Great Wakering, the repointing of brickwork joints Great Wakering, and scaffolding hire. These are just a few of the duties that are handled by those specialising in repointing. Great Wakering providers will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

Essex Repointing Enquiries

Essex Repointing Enquiries

Recently posted Essex repointing customer enquiries: Rayaan Keeley recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a stone patio in Hockley, Essex. Zakaria Cochrane recently asked for an estimate for repointing a brick garden wall in Ongar. Georgiana Stephenson recently requested an estimate for repointing a four bedroom detached house in Tilbury, Essex. Maddison Mistry and Kobe Mistry recently enquired about repointing a bungalow in Stapleford Abbotts, Essex. Aya and Matei Lake recently asked for a quotation for repointing a cottage in Canewdon. Paul and Aliyah Bristow recently requested an estimate for repairing and repointing a chimney stack on a detached house in Little Clacton, Essex. Meadow Nelson and Blake Nelson recently requested a quote for repointing a semi-detached house in Kirkby le Soken. Andreas Armitage and Kendra Armitage recently asked for an estimate for rebedding and repointing a roof on a cottage in Hockley, Essex.

Ask Family & Friends

It is widely known that householders are more inclined to take note of a reference from a friend or member of their family. So, if you have friends, family or neighbours who have recently had repointing done, and were happy with the result you could ask if they're prepared to recommend them. Word of mouth is often regarded as better than commercial advertising and reviews, since it provides a better idea of quality, and comes directly from the mouth of a person who you trust. You'll want to obtain at least 2 or 3 job quotes from your list of prospective tradesmen in Great Wakering.


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Also find: Barling repointing, Southchurch repointing, Southen-on-Sea repointing, Shoeburyness repointing, Rochford repointing, Hawkwell repointing, Thorpe Bay repointing, North Shoebury repointing, Canewdon repointing, Potton Island repointing, Stambridge repointing, Burnham-on-Crouch repointing, Hockley repointing, Little Wakering repointing services and more. All these villages and towns are covered by specialists in repointing. Great Wakering property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Repointing Around Great Wakering: In the past twelve months brickwork was professionally repointed in the following Great Wakering streets: Brookside Avenue, Olivers Crescent, Poynters Lane, Coronation Close, Little Wakering Hall Lane, Mason Way, Mariners Court, Lindsey Road, North Street, Mercer Avenue, Cherrytree Chase, Milton Hall Close, Stuart Close, Estuary Gardens, Crouchmans Avenue, Moreland Close, Little Wakering Road, Star Lane, Stairs Road, Broomways, White Hall Road, and in these Essex postcodes: SS3 0DH, SS3 0JB, SS3 0EN, SS3 0GX, SS3 0DL, SS3 0PH, SS3 0HG, SS3 0DU, SS3 0HH, SS3 0HB. Work was conducted in these locations by experts in repointing. Great Wakering residents enjoyed high quality and dependable repointing services on each occasion.

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(This repointing Great Wakering article was written by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)