Repointing Ilminster

Ilminster Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Ilminster Somerset (TA19): All properties in Ilminster at some point will require a bit maintenance and repair. Buildings in Ilminster are hit by all sorts of pollution, weather and other harmful factors which can affect the condition of the cement or mortar between the bricks, and if you discover indications of this you may want to call someone. The best solution is to hire a brick repointing specialist in Ilminster, to keep your property properly watertight and get your dilapidated brickwork back into pristine shape.

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A building is only as sound as the bricks and mortar that hold it together, and you should always remember this. Moisture and draughts can get into your house and cause many issues to the the structure's integrity, if the mortar is in a bad condition with gaps, holes or eroding sections. But exactly how can you tell whether your house needs repointing or not?

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You essentially need to take a close look at the state of the mortar and bricks on your house. If troublesome areas can be swiftly identified by such a casual inspection, then the likelihood is that you'll need some repointing. In most cases you'll be able to see any physical signs of deterioration, however in areas that are remote or hidden, such as chimney stacks or under eaves; you might need to call on the services of a professional to help you.

It's not only that defective mortar looks poor, there are safety concerns that come out of this as well. The structural integrity of any Ilminster home is only as effective as its mortar and bricks. Any weakness in the structural integrity can make a dwelling unstable with major implications and possibly even a risk to life.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over time and are the cause of problems with your mortar joints they may have to be replaced. A dependable brick repointing specialist in Ilminster 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 Ilminster houses in past times had their exterior walls painted or rendered to help protect the brickwork. It could suggest more serious problems under the surface coating, if you start to discover flaking, cracks or bubbling of the plaster or paint. It's a good idea to seek assistance from a skilled building and repointing specialist who can investigate the root cause of the problem, and stop the damage widening and causing more serious issues at a later date. Any decent repointing expert in Ilminster will be capable of performing a service like this and keep your home safe, sound and looking wonderful.


Quite a bit of time may be needed to repoint your home in Ilminster, and working up high will often be involved. A visual survey is the first step in this process and will assess the scope of the remedial work that's required on your house. This will enable them to supply you with a quotation for the repointing work. It is invariably better to get quotes from different repointing contractors in Ilminster and examine the standard of service offered between them.

A second site survey could be necessary when you accept a quote and could include the use of extending ladders, or possibly even a scaffold, to get to hard to reach areas of your home. It's quite possible that this more detailed survey could reveal more problems that could increase the original price quote. If your house in Ilminster is more than sixty years old and has never been repointed then it's likely to require additional work when compared with a more modern building.

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Work can commence as soon as the problems have been detected. So as to have a stable platform while renovating your property, it is likely that a repointing company will need to have a scaffold put up. As soon as the scaffolding is up some protective sheeting will be secured on its outer side. This helps to avoid any damage to property and minimise any risk of injury to everyone in the immediate working area.

All conduits, cables and pipes which are fixed to the wall will be removed or loosened to allow access to the brickwork behind them. These can all be put back into position upon the completion of the pointing project.

If your home is rendered, painted or pebble-dashed, these coatings will now be removed to allow the repointers to press on with the renovation project. A thorough cleaning and sanding of the brick surfaces behind such coverings will then be essential, to guarantee that your finished walls are neat and uniform upon completion.

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A professional Ilminster repointing company will be glad to mock up a small test panel on your property in order to help you settle on the different mortar finishes that are available, (Weather Struck, Tuck, Recessed or Flush pointing). This test panel will enable you to visualise how each technique compares to each other and also which suits your style of home best.

The brick joints are now vigorously raked out to take away the old, damaged mortar and clear the spaces between the bricks. This painstaking process can be pretty time consuming because the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, old mortar and dust in order to finish up with a sound bonding surface for the new mortar to be stick to. The repointers will be particularly watchful around doors, windows and openings where any movement of brickwork or an over application of mortar can cause difficulties in closing and opening them.

Once the joints have been cleaned, the walls should be dampened to prevent the fresh mortar from drying out too quickly and subsequently cracking. This delayed drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can lead to a weaker joint. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the bricks can be cleaned off once the mortar is thoroughly dry. A wire brush is used to clean the areas which have been finished before moving on to the next portion of the wall requiring work.

During this stage the necessity for any brick replacement, chimney repairs or lead flashing replacement will be completed by your contractor.

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Any rendering, paint or other wall coverings that you need will be put back once all remedial work has been finished. After the cables and pipes are placed back in placethe scaffold will be taken down and all waste and debris disposed of.

Your brick repointing should last up to fifty to sixty years as long as it is applied by a qualified and professional repointing company in Ilminster. They ought to also provide a warranty to their work and be supported by professional qualifications and certifications in the building and construction industry.

Such accreditation might include the likes of: the Federation of Master Builders, the National House Building Council and the National Federation of Building Contractors, while qualifications may range between City & Guilds, NVQ's and Diplomas from industry specialists such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Every individual who works on repointing your home is also required to be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be prepared to confirm their skills and ability by showing an appropriate CSCS card.

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Repointing providers are available in Sea, Dillington, Dowlish Ford, Ilton, Seavington St Mary, Horton, Ham, Whitelackington, Horton Cross, Donyatt, Hurcott, Winterhay Green, Kingstone, Whitney, Ashwell, in these postcodes: TA19 0ES, TA19 9AA, TA19 0EY, TA19 9BA, TA19 0BQ, TA19 0AY, TA19 9AE, TA19 9BZ, TA19 9DD, TA19 0DX, plus in Ilminster itself. Ilminster repointing contractors will normally have the postcode TA19 and the dialling code 01460.

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Ridge tiles and mortar joints should be inspected every other year at least. Repointing simple mortar cracks can prevent leaking roofs and costly re-roofing work in Ilminster. Be extra vigilant with ridge tiles as they're exposed to weathering from all sides and may develop mortar cracks before other tiles on the roof. If cracks are discovered in the mortar between ridge tiles, the options are repoint the joints or rebed the ridge tile.

If the cracks are minor and the tile seems securely bedded, repointing is an acceptable option. If the cracks in the mortar are as wide as the mortar joint and the ridge tile seems to have some movement, it would be better to rebed the whole tile instead of repointing. If you repoint a tile that is no longer solidly bedded, the repair isn't going to last very long and the reappearance of the crack is inevitable.

Unfortunately, in some cases a ridge tile needs to be rebedded instead of repointed which requires a touch more work. Again, be sure to use all safety precautions while working at height. Use a hammer and chisel to remove the mortar as well as the ridge tile. Use the chisel and hammer to remove the mortar from the bed on the roof, and mortar from the bottom of the ridge tile. Once the ridge tile is off, replacing the ridge iron is recommended, especially if there's any sign of rust. Remove any organic matter such as moss and lichen and apply a fungicide to make sure the area is clean. Then soak the area in water whilst mixing mortar. Mix a stiff mortar in a ratio of 3:1 (sharp sand: cement). Dampen the tile and roof as you proceed. Put mortar on either side of the tile and use a trowel to lay a bed of mortar on the roof. Position on the mortar bed and firmly press down. Remove any mortar that seeps out between joints. Ensure the joint gaps are filled, and smooth joints with pointing trowel.

Tuck Pointing Ilminster

With old and dilapidated brick or stonework where the mortar joints are unstable and crumbling, tuckpointing (or tuck-pointing) is a useful restoration method. It's intent is to accentuate the cosmetic appearance of walls, giving the impression that they are perfectly maintained and in a much better state than they really are.

Firstly, the crumbling, old mortar is raked out and removed, and this is then replaced with a new coloured mortar which matches the colour of the wall. Then to give the appearance that the joints are neat and tidy, where in fact the joints are actually wide and irregular, a thin contrasting strip of lighter mortar is "tucked" in.

In particular when viewed from afar, the results of tuck-pointing can be quite effective, and without carrying out any major refurbishments, can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a wall. tuckpointing services are also available in Sea, Dillington, Dowlish Ford, Ilton, Seavington St Mary, Horton, Ham, Whitelackington, Horton Cross, Donyatt, Hurcott, Winterhay Green, Kingstone, Whitney, Ashwell, and and of course in Ilminster.

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When carrying out any sort of restoration work on your house or garden in Ilminster, there is bound to be a fair amount of waste generated that will need to be taken away. According to your individual circumstances, repointing work will result in different quantities of waste. When you get your quotes you should ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you'll have to arrange this yourself.

One of the easiest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in various different according to your requirements, and deciding which skip to hire is essential. Skips are available in the following forms: skip bags (1-1.5 yds), mini-skips (2-3 yds), midi-skips (4-5 yds), builders skips (6-8 yds), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 yds).

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Ilminster Repointing Tasks

Just Some of the Work That a Repointing Specialist Can Do

Repointing Tasks Ilminster

There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Ilminster repointing specialist including the repointing of chimney stacks in Ilminster, repairs to damaged brickwork, lime mortar repairs, slab repointing Ilminster, valley repointing Ilminster, patch repointing Ilminster, crack repairs to brickwork, commercial repointing Ilminster, mortar joint re-pointing in Ilminster, house pointing and repointing, tile repointing Ilminster, fireplace restoration, lintel replacement, garden wall repointing, foundation repointing Ilminster, patio repointing Ilminster, gable end repointing Ilminster, rubble masonry in Ilminster, the repair and repointing of stone walls, fireplace repointing Ilminster, lime mortar repointing Ilminster, renovations to damaged brickwork in Ilminster, brickwork joint raking, stone cleaning, chimney repairs, stone wall repointing, stone pointing, brickwork and masonry decorating, crack stitching Ilminster, brickwork paint removal, brick & mortar tinting, brick repointing Ilminster, cheap re-pointing, brickwork conservation, porch repointing Ilminster, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just some of the activities that are conducted by local experts in brick repointing. Ilminster providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

Somerset Repointing Enquiries

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The latest Somerset repointing job posts: Drew and Mira Speight recently enquired about getting a price for repairing and repointing a chimney on a terraced house in Stogursey, Somerset. Theon and Safia Arnold recently enquired about getting a price for rebedding and repointing a roof on a bungalow in Huntspill, Somerset. Flynn Rooney and Mathilda Rooney recently requested a price quote for repointing a bungalow in Norton St Philip. Keelan and Ellie-Mai Mcmillan recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a brick garden wall in Norton St Philip, Somerset. Lawrence Bowman recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a 4 bedroom detached house in High Littleton. Jose Horner and Holly Horner recently asked for a price quote for repointing and re-rendering a semi-detached house in Portbury, Somerset. Dominic Mortimer from Pitminster, Somerset was trying to find a house repointing specialist nearby. Mr and Mrs Foster recently enquired about the possibility of repointing and pebble-dashing a bungalow in Chilcompton.


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Also find: Whitelackington repointing, Ashwell repointing, Horton Cross repointing, Sea repointing, Donyatt repointing, Ilton repointing, Dowlish Ford repointing, Ham repointing, Horton repointing, Seavington St Mary repointing, Winterhay Green repointing, Hurcott repointing, Kingstone repointing, Whitney repointing, Dillington repointing services and more. The majority of these places are covered by experts in repointing. Ilminster business and home owners can get repointing price quotes by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Ilminster: Property owners who live in the following roads have just recently inquired about repointing services - Speke Close, West Crescent, Bushs Orchard, The Incline, High Street, Station Approach, Wadham Close, Abbots Close, Carnival Close, Orchard Vale, Cross, Townsend, Long Close, Bay Hill, Herne Rise, The Heights, Moolham Lane, Eames Orchard, Shudrick Lane, East Street, Aplins Close, New Road, Canal Way, Railway Cuttings, Adams Meadow, Lister's Hill, West Street, Higher Beacon, as well as these Ilminster area postcodes: TA19 0ES, TA19 9AA, TA19 0EY, TA19 9BA, TA19 0BQ, TA19 0AY, TA19 9AE, TA19 9BZ, TA19 9DD, TA19 0DX. Work was carried out in these areas by experts in repointing. Ilminster home and business owners enjoyed professional and dependable repointing services on each occasion.

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(This repointing Ilminster article was written on 06-02-2023)