Repointing Lerwick

Lerwick Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Lerwick Scotland (ZE1): No matter what age your home is in Lerwick, there will come a moment when a bit of maintenance is necessary. Buildings in Lerwick are hit by all sorts of pollution, weather and other damaging factors that can have a detrimental effect on the condition of the mortar or cement between the bricks, and should you discover evidence of this you might have to bring in a reputable repointing contractor. If you need to repair or renovate your defective brickwork, an experienced brick repointing company in Lerwick can provide a high quality solution.

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You must remember that any building is only as strong as the bricks and mortar that hold it together. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with holes, gaps or crumbling areas, then damp or draughts can enter your property and cause many issues with the structure's integrity. How do you know when your brickwork in Lerwick needs to be repointed?

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Simply put, you must examine your external walls and check for any visible damage. If you are able to spot issues then you have an issue. In areas such as on chimney stacks or under eaves it may be necessary for a professional to check, but you ought to be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of degradation.

It's not only the aesthetics that are in jeopardy if your home in Lerwick needs to be repointed, there are questions of safety to consider as well. The integrity of any Lerwick house is only as effective as its bricks and mortar. If this is weakened, the framework can become unsound, which when it comes to taller buildings or chimney stacks, can cause serious damage and be a risk to life.

It could possibly be that crumbling or missing mortar is the result of damaged bricks. A dependable brick repointing specialist in Lerwick will quickly identify any sections that need potential replacement and offer a service to renovate the brickwork while doing the repointing.

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It could be the case that in the past your Lerwick property's exterior brick walls were painted or plastered over. Any cracks, peeling or bubbling of paint or plaster could indicate a deterioration of either bricks or mortar under the surface. The only practical way to investigate an issue of this kind is by using a repointing and brickwork specialist who'll find the main cause behind the damage. Any reputable repointing expert in Lerwick will be glad to perform a service like this and keep your home safe, sound and looking fantastic.


Repointing takes a fair amount of time to accomplish correctly and will entail working at height in a lot of cases. To permit a repointing contractor to accurately evaluate the restorative work required on your brickwork they'll first need to undertake a visual inspection. A thorough inspection is the only way in which a repointing company can supply a price quote for the level of work that's required on your brickwork. It is invariably safer to get price quotes from different repointing contractors in Lerwick and verify the levels of service that each of them offers.

It may be that in the first site survey there were some areas of your home that were inaccessible or out-of-reach and in such cases a further, more comprehensive survey could be needed. It's quite possible that this more detailed survey might reveal more problems that could cause the original quote to increase. The older the building is, the more likely it is to need repointing, and this is particularly so for those homes in Lerwick that are in excess of sixty years old.

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A reliable repointing company in Lerwick will go over any issues found with your home and explore the most effective methods of remedial action before beginning any actual work. It is likely that your repointing contractor will require the erection of scaffolding so as to have a sturdy working platform while doing the work on your property. Once this is up then some kind of protective shielding will be secured in position. This shielding will stop any debris or mortar dust from damaging your home, or neighbouring properties, and is also a safety measure to prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

All cables, conduits and pipes that are mounted on the wall will be removed or loosened so that the brickwork behind them can be accessed. Once the project has been finished and all repointing work undertaken these these will be fixed back in place.

Any rendering, pebble-dash, paint or other coverings will now need to be removed safely to enable the repointers to access the bare walls and press ahead with their reparation work. When this has been removed the bricks can be thoroughly sanded and cleaned to provide an even surface for work to begin.

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To help you decide on the style of repointing finish to your walls, a decent Lerwick repointing company will be able to show the various different pointing styles (Recessed, Flush, Weather Struck or Tuck), by creating a test section on your wall. This allows you to see how each design would look on your home and showcase the different styles and colours that are available.

Now the messy work will begin as the old, damaged mortar is taken out by raking and cleaning out the joints. This can be quite a laborious procedure where the old mortar and any loose debris or dust has to be painstakingly cleaned out to produce a decent bonding surface for the new mortar. The repointing team will be particularly careful around windows, doors and openings where movement in the brickwork or an excess of mortar can cause difficulties in closing and opening them.

Before any fresh mortar is administered, the walls will be damped down to stop it from drying out too quickly. The slower drying time helps to stop the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can bring about a compromised joint. When it has dried sufficiently the time has come to clean any smears and excess mortar from the surrounding bricks. A wire brush can be used to clean the wall areas that have been finished before moving on to the next portion of the wall needing work.

It's possible that as the repointers are doing their work they might find broken bricks that need replacing, or maybe problems with a chimney or lead flashing, and an experienced repointer will be ideally placed to undertake such repair work as they progress.

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After cleaning the walls for a final time, to achieve a uniform appearance, any plaster rendering or painting of the finished wall surfaces can be done. The final step of the repointing project will see all pipes, cables and other fittings put back into their rightful positions, the scaffolding disassembled and all waste removed and disposed of.

Repointing your house using a skilled Lerwick specialist will mean that you'll not have to deal with your external brickwork for 50 years or more. They should also provide a guarantee for their work and be backed by professional qualifications in the building industry.

Accreditation could take many forms, however those that are prominent in connection with this type of work are: the NHBC (National House-Building Council), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), with qualifications and certifications from building industry front-runners such as the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). Every person who works on repointing and repairing your home should also be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be prepared to verify their ability and skills by producing their CSCS card.

Repointing work can be done in Lerwick and also in nearby places like: Gulberwick, Quarff, Virkie, Shetland, Hamnavoe, Sandwick, Scalloway, Sound, Gott, Trondra, Brindister, Gremista, Holmsgarth, together with these postcodes ZE1 9BA, ZE1 0RB, ZE1 0EH, ZE1 0HS, ZE1 0QR, ZE1 0LD, ZE1 9SF, ZE1 0GR, ZE1 0AA, ZE1 0AH. Local Lerwick repointing services will most likely have the postcode ZE1 and the phone code Dialling code 01595. Checking this out should guarantee that you're accessing local repointing. Lerwick home and business owners are able to utilise these and many other similar services.

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Tuckpointing Lerwick

What Exactly is Tuckpointing? Where stone and brickwork is old or weathered, tuck pointing (or tuckpointing) is a procedure for repointing crumbling and unstable mortar. The aesthetic look of walls can be augmented with this approach, giving the impression that they're in better condition than they really are, and giving an illusion of perfectly-formed brickwork.

Firstly, the crumbling, old mortar is removed, and this is then replaced with a new colour-matched mortar mixture which replicates the colour of the wall. A thin contrasting line of (usually lighter) mortar is then inserted to make it look like the joints are neat and even, where in fact the joints are actually wide and irregular.

In particular when viewed from a distance, the impact of tuckpointing can be quite effective, and without undertaking any disruptive refurbishments, can dramatically enhance the overall look of a wall. tuckpointing services are also available in Gulberwick, Quarff, Virkie, Shetland, Hamnavoe, Sandwick, Scalloway, Sound, Gott, Trondra, Brindister, Gremista, Holmsgarth, and in Lerwick, Scotland. (Tags: Tuckpointing Lerwick, Tuck Pointing Mortar Joints Lerwick, Tuck Pointing Lerwick).

Repointing Enquiries Scotland

Repointing Enquiries Scotland

Latest Scotland repointing job requests: Levi and Bella-Rose Shepherd recently requested a price quote for repointing and pebble-dashing a semi-detached house in Newtonhill. Juliet Townsend and Reece Townsend recently requested a price quote for repointing the exterior walls of bungalow in Whithorn, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Fish recently enquired about getting a price for rebedding and repointing a roof on a detached property in Grantown on Spey. Cole Senior recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a three bedroom detached house in Salsburgh. Aaron Sullivan and Olivia-Rose Sullivan recently requested a price quote for repointing a brick garden wall in Bothwell, Scotland. Jan Martin and Alyssa Martin recently asked for a quote for repointing and re-rendering a terraced house in Mid Calder, Scotland. Samira and Hector Pattison recently asked for a quote for repointing a cottage in Stevenston, Scotland. Brogan and Izabella Mctaggart recently requested a quotation for repointing a stone patio in Beauly, Scotland.

Lerwick Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Lerwick

There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Lerwick repointing specialist including stone cleaning, rubble masonry Lerwick, the lime pointing of stonework and brickwork Lerwick, the repointing of gable ends, facade restoration, paint removal from brick, masonry and brickwork decorating, house pointing and re-pointing, brickwork repointing Lerwick, crack stitching, chimney repointing, pointing and re-pointing paving, repointing crazy paving, repointing of garden walls, crack injection, bucket handle pointing and repointing, pointing and repointing mortar joints, repointing services, mortar rake grinding, damaged brickwork replacement, brick conservation, fireplace restoration, the repointing and pointing of brickwork, the restoration of damaged brickwork, brick joint restoration Lerwick, repairs to damaged brickwork, mortar raking, crack repairs to brickwork, and repointing scaffolds. These are just some of the activities that are carried out by experts in brick repointing. Lerwick professionals will tell you about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Trondra repointing, Brindister repointing, Scalloway repointing, Hamnavoe repointing, Sandwick repointing, Gremista repointing, Quarff repointing, Gulberwick repointing, Holmsgarth repointing, Shetland repointing, Sound repointing, Gott repointing, Virkie repointing services and more. All these places are catered for by experts in repointing. Lerwick home and business owners can get estimates by going here.

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Repointing Around Lerwick: Repointing services were recently needed by homeowners living in Parkfield, Glenfarquhar, Fort Road, Helendale House, Chromate Lane, Mounthooly Place, Staneyhill, West Hillcrest, Esplanade, Montfield Lane, Kantersted Court, Bloomfield Place, Observatory, Hangcliff Lane, Voder View, Stocketgaet, Navy Lane, Tievemore Crescent, Holmsgarth Brae, Market Street, Grostane, Sundhamar, Bank Lane, Hillhead, Charlotte Street, Annsbrae Place, Gardie Court and these Lerwick postcodes: ZE1 9BA, ZE1 0RB, ZE1 0EH, ZE1 0HS, ZE1 0QR, ZE1 0LD, ZE1 9SF, ZE1 0GR, ZE1 0AA, ZE1 0AH. Work was done in these places by experts in repointing. Lerwick householders received reliable and top notch repointing services.

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(This repointing Lerwick article was updated by Stephen Locke 16-05-2022)