Repointing Hassocks

Hassocks Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Hassocks West Sussex (BN6): All houses in Hassocks will at some point in time need a little maintenance. If the brickwork on your Hassocks house looks decidedly shabby with missing or crumbling mortar, you'll want to act quickly to prevent the condition from deteriorating. It's essential to keep the brickwork in pristine condition to keep your property watertight, and the most efficient solution is to hire a brick repointing specialist in Hassocks.

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It should be remembered that any house is only as sturdy as the bricks and mortar which hold it together. To keep a home warm and dry the mortar has to be in good enough condition to prevent any draughts and dampness from forcing its way in through holes or gaps. It's easy to determine when you may need to do some repointing?

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Quite simply, you need to take a good look at the bricks and mortar of your exterior walls. Repointing is typically required if you can visually identify a problem area. In areas such as under eaves or on chimneys it might 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.

Deteriorating mortar does not only look terrible, it can raise questions of safety as well. The integrity of any Hassocks home is only as effective as its mortar and bricks. Any weaknesses in the construction can make a building unstable with major implications and perhaps even a risk to life.

If your mortar has been neglected for years, or you are restoring an older building in Hassocks, you might also have to repair brickwork that has been weakened or damaged. An experienced brick repointing company in Hassocks will be able to identify any areas that need potential replacement and offer a service to renovate the brickwork while doing the repointing.

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Numerous Hassocks homes in past times have had their exterior brick walls painted or rendered with plaster to help protect the brickwork. If you begin to discover cracks, bubbling or flaking of the render or paint it could all point to more substantial damage underneath. Inspection of this issue, by a repointing specialist is the only practical way to ensure that the degradation doesn't spread further and lead to structural challenges as time goes on. Any respected repointing business in Hassocks will be capable of performing this service and make certain that your home is safe and looking fantastic.

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It takes time to repoint a building and, depending on your property, can also entail working at considerable height. The first thing that a repointing contractor will do is a visual survey to ascertain the severity of the damage to your property. This will enable them to provide you with a quotation for renovation and repair. You should get two or three price quotes and don't automatically assume cheapest is best.

If you have hard to reach areas of your house that couldn't be assessed during the initial on-site survey, a second inspection with extending ladders and maybe scaffolding could be necessary. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey may reveal further problems that might cause the first estimate to increase. The older the structure is, the more likely it will be necessary to repoint the mortar, and this is particularly so for those houses in Hassocks that are in excess of 60 years old.

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A trustworthy repointing company in Hassocks will discuss any problems found with your home and explore the most effective options for remedial action before beginning any actual work. It's likely that your repointing team will need a scaffold so as to have a sturdy working platform while working on your home. Some form of protective shielding or sheeting will then be secured to the exterior of the scaffolding. This sheeting should stop any mortar dust or other debris from damaging your house, or neighbours properties, and also gives a layer of safety to prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

All exterior cabling, such as satellite or TV, will be detached from the walls and any pipes will be removed or adjusted to permit access to the brickwork behind. This is only a temporary measure and they'll be put back in their original position once all work has been completed.

To allow the repointers to access the brickwork in question, any rendering, paint or pebble-dash will now have to be removed before work can start. When this has been done the bricks can be thoroughly cleaned and sanded to establish an even surface for work to begin.

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To help you decide on the ideal style of pointing for your walls, a good Hassocks repointing company will be willing to demonstrate the various pointing designs (Flush, Recessed, Weather Struck or Tuck), by the creation of a test panel on your wall. This will allow you to get a good idea of the final result and guarantee your satisfaction in respect of colour and style.

Now the messy work will begin as the old, damaged mortar is taken out by raking and scraping out the brick joints. This painstaking process can be pretty time consuming as the joints need to have all the old mortar, debris and dust removed so as to establish a sound bonding surface for the application of new mortar. The repointers will be particularly watchful around windows, doors and other openings where movement in the brickwork or too much mortar can result in difficulty in opening and closing them.

When the joints are clean, the brickwork should be dampened to help prevent the new mortar from drying out too rapidly and ultimately cracking. The slower drying time helps to stop the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which creates a compromised joint. During the mortar application there'll be smears and some excess mortar on the brickwork which can look messy, however this can be removed once it's properly dried. The walls will be split into areas, and each will be pointed, left to dry, and then cleaned before the team get on with a new section of brickwork.

If any lead flashing replacement, chimney repairs or brick replacement needs to be done 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 a final time, to get a uniform appearance over the whole area, any re-painting, rendering or pebble-dashing of the completed wall surface can take place. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables have been put back in position, scaffolding will be taken down and all the debris and waste is taken away from the site.

The repointing of your house by a professional Hassocks specialist will mean you need not worry about your external brickwork for fifty years or so. Warranties should be forthcoming for the reparation work and they should have an affiliation with manufacturers and providers from the building industry covering substandard materials.

Such accreditation might include: the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), whilst qualifications can range from City & Guilds, NVQ's and Diplomas from industry specialists such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In addition to that, each one of the repointing crew who carries out work on your home should hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to demonstrate that they have the relevant training and skills for their respective role in the project.


Repointing work can be done in Hassocks and also nearby in: Plumpton, Wivelsfield Green, Poynings, Sayers Common, Clayton, Keymer, Ditchling, Burgess Hill, Stanmer, Hurstpierpoint, Plumpton Green, Albourne, Steyning, Pyecombe, and in these postcodes BN6 8FH, BN6 8DL, BN6 8LW, BN6 9NY, BN6 8NE, BN6 9LY, BN6 8HE, BN6 8EE, BN6 0AE, BN6 8BB. Local Hassocks repointing specialists will probably have the dialling code 01273 and the postcode BN6. Checking this out will guarantee that you're accessing locally based repointing. Hassocks householders can utilise these and lots of other building related services.

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One of the main drawbacks of undertaking home refurbishments or garden makeovers in Hassocks is the sheer quantity of waste that's produced. Your particular repointing work might generate very little waste, and then again it could produce a lot. Some tradespeople make allowances for waste removal when they prepare their quotes, and if this is not itemised ask if it's included, if not you'll have to sort it out.

If you are like most people in Hassocks, you will hire a skip to get rid of this waste. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware of the fact that skips come in different sizes and volumes. For smaller projects there are skip bags and mini-skips, for bigger home improvements and landscaping work there are midi-skips and builders skips, and for commercial and industrial use or really massive projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the best alternative.

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Ask Friends & Family

There's a fair likelihood that somebody you know will have had repointing done fairly recently, therefore you can family, friends and neighbours for recommendations of repointing services that they have previously used in Hassocks. Word of mouth tells if a task was done well, and will come from someone who you trust to be honest and truthful. Even when a specific repointing contractor has been recommended, you still ought to get a minimum of 3 quotations from other tradesmen locally, to provide you with a range of what you should be paying.

Hassocks Repointing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Hassocks repointing specialist including patio repointing, repointing quotes in Hassocks, chimney repointing, house re-pointing Hassocks, mortar rake grinding Hassocks, gable end repointing Hassocks, lintel replacement, brick paint removal, bed joint reinforcement, masonry repairs Hassocks, weather struck repointing, stone cleaning, mortar raking, crack repairs to brickwork, bucket handle pointing and re-pointing Hassocks, stone strengthening, repairs to stone walls, brickwork joint raking Hassocks, the repair and repointing of mortar joints, cheap repointing, brick joint restoration, the re-pointing of brick joints Hassocks, crack stitching Hassocks, brickwork and masonry decorating, repointing crazy paving Hassocks, brick joint raking and repointing, pebbledash removal Hassocks, ribbon pointing and repointing Hassocks, and repointing scaffolds. Listed are just an example of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in repointing. Hassocks companies will tell you about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Steyning repointing, Pyecombe repointing, Keymer repointing, Stanmer repointing, Plumpton Green repointing, Sayers Common repointing, Plumpton repointing, Burgess Hill repointing, Poynings repointing, Albourne repointing, Wivelsfield Green repointing, Ditchling repointing, Clayton repointing, Hurstpierpoint repointing services and more. Most of these areas are covered by specialists in repointing. Hassocks householders can get quotes by clicking here.

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Other Tradespeople in Hassocks: Any time you're looking at doing improvements to your garden or home in Hassocks, West Sussex, there's every chance that you will need a number of tradesmen over the course of the project, and while you may be currently searching for a local Hassocks repointing specialist, you could also require the services of a stonemason in Hassocks, a conversion specialist in Hassocks, brickwork cleaning in Hassocks, a roofer in Hassocks, SKIP HIRE in Hassocks, a handyman in Hassocks, a scaffolder in Hassocks, a window fitter in Hassocks, a plumber in Hassocks, patio cleaners in Hassocks, a plasterer in Hassocks, an electrician in Hassocks, a bricklayer in Hassocks, waste removal in Hassocks, a building contractor in Hassocks, and more.

Repointing Around Hassocks: In the past 12 months brickwork was professionally repointed in the following Hassocks streets: The Crescent, Keymer Road, Windmill Avenue, Parkside, The Quadrant, Wellhouse Lane, Newlands Close, Damian Way, Mill Race, Stonepound Road, Brook Avenue, Orchard Lane, Clerks Acre, Sycamore Way, Ann Close, Bonny Wood Road, Badger Close, Meadows, Willowbrook Way, Mackie Avenue, Park Avenue, Brambles, Wilmington Close, Station Approach, Adastra Avenue, Kymer Gardens, and in these West Sussex postcodes: BN6 8FH, BN6 8DL, BN6 8LW, BN6 9NY, BN6 8NE, BN6 9LY, BN6 8HE, BN6 8EE, BN6 0AE, BN6 8BB. Work was carried out in these places by experts in repointing. Hassocks business and home owners benefited from professional and dependable repointing services in all cases.

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(This repointing Hassocks page was updated by Stephen Locke 16-05-2022)