Repointing Longton

Longton Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Longton Staffordshire (ST3): All properties in Longton at some point in time will require a bit maintenance. If you have come to realise that the mortar or cement between the bricks on your Longton home is cracking or crumbling, you will need specialist help to stop the problem from deteriorating further. If you have the need to renovate or repair your weakened brickwork, a reliable brick repointing contractor in Longton will offer a cost effective solution.

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It must always be remembered that any building is only as strong as the mortar and bricks which hold it together. The mortar must be sound, without any gaps or holes to be able to stop any water or draughts from finding a route into your home. But how can you be sure exactly when you need to repoint your home in Longton?

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In essence, you have to examine your external walls and look for any visible damage. If you can see an issue then you've got an issue. It may be better to bring in a specialist to examine remote and hard to reach areas like chimney stacks or under eaves, however in most buildings you should be able to spot any indications of deterioration relatively easily.

It isn't just aesthetics that are at risk if your home in Longton needs to be repointed, there are safety issues to also consider. The structural integrity of any Longton house is only as reliable as its bricks and mortar. In houses with chimney stacks and higher structures, any weakness in the framework of the building can have severe consequences in respect to property damages and risk of harm.

If bricks have been damaged or weakened over the years and are the cause of the problems with your mortar joints they might have to be removed and replaced. Any deteriorating bricks discovered during the inspection by the repointing company will be replaced or repaired before any mortar repointing is completed.

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Quite a few Longton houses in the past had their external walls plasterered over or painted to help shield the brickwork. If there are any signs of flaking, peeling or other degradation to rendered and painted brickwork, it might be a warning of problems with the bricks or mortar permitting damp into the walls. The only safe way to figure out an issue of this type is by employing a repointing specialist who will be able to find the root cause behind the damage. Any decent repointing expert in Longton will be capable of performing this service and make certain that your house is safe and looking fantastic.

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It takes time to repoint a whole house and, subject to the layout of your home, can also entail working at considerable height. To permit a repointing contractor to accurately ascertain the repair work required on your home they will firstly have to undertake a visual inspection. A thorough inspection is the only way in which a repointing specialist can offer you a quotation for the volume of work needed on your brickwork. Do not assume that all repointing specialists in Longton provide the same level of service and the lowest estimate might not necessarily be the best option.

A further site survey might be needed once you accept a quote and could include the use of step ladders, or perhaps even scaffolding, to gain access to out-of-reach areas of your property. It could be that this more in depth survey could uncover more problems that could increase the original quotation. If you have an older home in Longton which is over 60 years old, it's far more likely to require restorative work on repointing than a more contemporary structure.

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Once any problems have been confirmed then reparation work can start. Most buildings will need a scaffold to establish a stable working platform from which to do the work. When the scaffolding is in place some protective sheeting will be attached on its outer side. This could be in the way of polythene sheeting to collect any debris and dust that is created during the process.

All external wires, such as TV or satellite, will be removed from the walls and piping will be adjusted or removed to allow access to the brickwork behind. As soon as the project has been completed and all repointing work carried out these cables and pipes will be secured back in position.

If your brickwork has previously been pebble-dashed, rendered or painted, these will now need to be removed to enable the repointers to get on with the repair work. Once this has been removed the brickwork can be thoroughly cleaned and sanded to provide a uniform surface to work on.

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An experienced Longton repointing company will be able to prepare a small test panel on your home in order to help you to choose the various different finishes available for the mortar, (Weather Struck, Recessed, Tuck or Flush pointing). This should help you to visualise the final result and ensure your satisfaction in relation to colour and style.

The brick joints are now raked out to take away the old mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming as the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, dust and old mortar so as to end up with a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Particular care and attention is made around windows and doors because any movement in the brickwork could result in problems with their closing and opening.

One thing that needs to be avoided is the rapid drying out of the fresh mortar, and this can be averted by dampening down the walls. This helps establish a solid joint by keeping the mortar flexible and preventing cracks. During the application of the mortar there'll be smears and some excess mortar on the adjacent brickwork which looks sloppy, however this will be removed once it's dried. The team will tackle the brickwork in sections, cleaning each one in turn before starting on a new patch.

At this point the necessity for any chimney repairs, brick replacement or lead flashing work will be completed by the contractor.

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Once the entire property has been repointed and cleaned, and if you would like to recover the walls with rendering or re-paint the bricks, now is the time to accomplish this. The final step of the repointing project will see all cables, pipes and other fittings mounted back in their rightful locations, the scaffolding taken down and all waste materials removed and disposed of.

An established Longton repointing and bricklaying company will provide a solution that should last as long as 60 years. All restoration work should be completed with a satisfaction guarantee of at least twelve months and have the backing of affiliations from the building and construction industry.

If a company has qualifications or accreditations from trade organisations such as the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the National House Building Council (NHBC), you can be reassured that you're dealing with a trustworthy and experienced business. In addition, every member of the repointing crew who does work on your property should hold a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) to prove that they have the appropriate skills and training to be working on the project.


Repointing work can be undertaken in Longton and also in: Blurton, Hanley, Forsbrook, Clayton, Caverswall, Cookshill, Blythe Bridge, Meir, Trentham, Dresden, Normacot, Weston Coyney, Florence, Adderley Green, Dilhorne, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Bucknall, and in these postcodes PR4 5NH, PR4 5QB, PR4 5DG, PR4 4SG, PR4 5LN, PR4 5WB, PR4 5ZE, PR4 5PB, PR4 5BW, PR4 5PE. Local Longton repointing specialists will likely have the postcode ST3 and the dialling code 01782. Verifying this can make sure that you're accessing local repointing. Longton property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other building related services.

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Tuck Pointing Longton

With old and deteriorating brick or stonework where the mortar joints are unstable and crumbling, tuckpointing (or tuck-pointing) is a helpful restoration procedure. It's goal is to enhance the cosmetic appearance of walls, giving the illusion that they're in perfect condition and in better condition than they really are.

The process involves removing the crumbling, old mortar and replacing it with a mortar mixture that's colour-matched to the stone or brick that constitutes the wall. Then a narrow strip of (usually lighter) mortar which is contrasting in colour is "tucked" in, giving the appearance that the formerly wide and untidy joints are even and neat.

Without the need for any disruptive renovations, the results of tuck-pointing can be quite effective, in particular when viewed from afar, and can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a wall.

Ask Friends and Family

There are a number of ways to find reliable tradesmen, and a good place to start is with friends, family and neighbours. If anybody you know has had repointing work done recently, you could ask if they were professional and did a good job. Studies have confirmed that roughly 80% of people in Longton who are searching for a tradesman, prefer a word of mouth recommendation above any type of endorsement. From the shortlist of tradespeople, try to obtain at least 3 or 4 job quotes.

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It's pretty rare that you will do a garden makeover or home improvement project without producing quite a lot of waste that will have to be removed and carefully disposed of. Whether or not lots of waste is generated by your repointing work will be determined by the specifics of your particular project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, sometimes not so much. If the tradesman you use doesn't deal with waste removal, and it has not been included on your quote, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

The most popular way that people in Longton dispose of such waste is to hire a skip from a local skip hire company. Coming in a multitude of different sizes, skips can be hired to match the amount of waste that you are likely to create. The different 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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Longton Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Longton

There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Longton repointing specialist including masonry and brickwork decorating, paint removal from brick Longton, strap pointing Longton, the restoration of damaged brickwork, facade restoration Longton, repointing of chimney stacks, the repair and repointing of stone walls Longton, the repointing of brickwork joints, stone wall repointing Longton, weather struck re-pointing Longton, masonry repairs, brickwork joint raking, the lime pointing of brickwork and stonework, patio repointing, brick joint raking and repointing, ribbon repointing, repointing paving, repointing mortar joints, stone pointing, repointing of brickwork, bucket handle re-pointing, brick joint repointing, brick conservation, mortar raking Longton, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in brick repointing. Longton companies will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Adderley Green repointing, Hanley repointing, Cookshill repointing, Dresden repointing, Trentham repointing, Florence repointing, Meir repointing, Clayton repointing, Dilhorne repointing, Stoke-on-Trent repointing, Fenton repointing, Blythe Bridge repointing, Blurton repointing, Caverswall repointing, Bucknall repointing, Weston Coyney repointing, Forsbrook repointing, Normacot repointing services and more. Most of these places are serviced by specialists in repointing. Longton residents can get repointing quotations by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Longton: Households in Pope Lane, Long Moss Meadows, Hambleton Close, Wholesome Lane, Barn Hey, Intack Road, Townfield Close, Aldon Grove, Brownhill Lane, Pinfold, Royalty Avenue, Hugh Barn Lane, Hey End, Park Avenue, Manor Court, Brierfield, Seven Sands, Poplar Avenue, Old School Drive, South Avenue, Southfield Drive, Meadoway, Hill Top, Moss Lane, Little Twining, have needed repointing services just recently. Brick repointing was also completed in these Longton area postcodes: PR4 5NH, PR4 5QB, PR4 5DG, PR4 4SG, PR4 5LN, PR4 5WB, PR4 5ZE, PR4 5PB, PR4 5BW, PR4 5PE. These places recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Longton homeowners received reliable and top quality repointing services.

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