Repointing Longton

Longton Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Longton Staffordshire (ST3): The time will eventually come to do some maintenance on your home in Longton, whatever age your property happens to be. Homes and buildings in Longton are hit by all sorts of weather, pollution and other adverse issues that may have a detrimental effect on the condition of the cement or mortar between the brickwork, and if you notice evidence of this you might have to call on some expert help. It's essential to keep the brickwork in excellent condition to keep your property watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to employ a brick repointing expert in Longton.

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It has often been said that a building is only as sound as its mortar and bricks, and that's certainly true. Draughts and moisture can force their way into your home and create many issues to the the structure and the interior, if the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with gaps, holes or crumbling areas. But how can you tell whether or not your property needs to be professionally repointed?

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Simply put, you have to inspect your outside walls and look for any damage. If troublesome areas can be speedily recognised by this casual inspection, then the likelihood is that you're going to need some repointing work. It might be better to use a professional to inspect hard to reach and remote areas such as chimney stacks or under eaves, however in the majority of properties you should be able to see any signs of degradation quite easily.

The issues of safety that cracked or damaged mortar can cause should also be taken into consideration, in addition to the visual appearance of your home. The structural integrity of any Longton property is only as strong as its bricks and mortar. There can be major implications and danger to life, in buildings that have become unstable.

If some of the brickwork has been weakened or damaged over the years and is the root cause of the problems with your mortar joints it may need to be replaced. Any defective bricks identified during the survey by the company will be repaired or replaced before any repointing takes place.

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The exterior walls of a lot of Longton houses may have been painted or rendered in days past. Damage to either mortar or bricks under the surface could be suggested by bubbling, flaking or cracks in the paint or plaster. The only practical way to make sure that the damage does not spread more widely and cause structural complications in the future, is to get an expert contractor to investigate. Any decent repointing expert in Longton will be happy to perform a service like this and keep your property safe and looking fantastic.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN LONGTON?

Repointing can be a lengthy process and may entail working at height, subject to your property type. A visual inspection is the very first step in the process and will determine the extent of remedial work that is needed on your brickwork. They will be in a position to offer you an estimate for the entire project, as soon as they've considered all these details. The same standard of service may not be offered by all repointing companies in the Longton area, so make an effort to obtain no less than three estimates, and consider each one carefully. Remember, cheapest isn't necessarily best!

If the surveyor who carried out the original survey was unable to view and inspect some out-of-reach parts of your property, a ladder or even a scaffold may be required to do another more thorough investigation. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey might reveal more problems that could increase the initial quotation. The older a building is, the more likely it is that it will need some remedial work, and for homes that were built more than sixty years ago, this is particularly so.

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Once any problems have been identified then reparation work can commence. Even single storey buildings and bungalows may require some type of scaffold to provide a safe working platform for your repointing team to work from. An arrangement of protective sheeting or shielding should then be secured to the outside of the scaffolding. This could be in the way of plastic sheeting to collect any dirt and debris that's created during the repair work.

Any external cabling, such as satellite or TV, will be unfastened from the walls and any pipework will be adjusted or removed to allow easier access to the brickwork behind. As soon as the project has been completed and all remedial action undertaken these pipes and cables will be secured back in position.

Any pebble-dash, paint, rendering or other coverings will now be safely removed to enable the repointers to access the bare walls and start their repair work. Once this has been removed the bricks can be diligently cleaned and sanded to establish a uniform surface to work on.

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To help you pick out the type of repointing finish to your walls, a good Longton repointing contractor will be glad to demonstrate the various different pointing designs (Tuck, Weather Struck, Flush or Recessed), by creating a test section on your brickwork. This test panel will enable you to visualise how each of the designs compares with one another and also which suits the style of your house best.

The next thing is to take out the old mortar by raking and cleaning out the joints. This can be a laborious process where any dust, debris and old mortar has to be carefully removed to provide a satisfactory binding surface for the new mortar. The repointing team will be particularly watchful around doors, windows and openings where movement in the brickwork or an excess of mortar can result in difficulty in opening and closing them.

Before any fresh mortar is applied, the walls will be dampened to stop it from drying out too quickly. This keeps the mortar flexible and allows it to dry at a slower pace to prevent cracking and creating a weaker joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar is properly dry. The team will tackle the brickwork in small sections, cleaning each one as they go along before starting on a new patch.

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

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Any paint, rendering or other wall coverings you require will be put back once all of the repointing work has been completed. After the cables and pipes have been put back in positionthe scaffold will be removed and all of the debris and waste disposed of.

A reliable Longton repointing and brick repair specialist will provide a solution that will last up to 60 years. Warranties should be provided for the repointing work and they should have an affiliation with providers and manufacturers from the building industry giving cover for substandard materials.

Accreditation could take various forms, however those that are prominent with regards to this type of work are: the National House Building Council (NHBC), the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), with certifications and qualifications from industry leaders such as the Chartered Institute of Building. Moreover, every worker on the repointing team who works on your home should hold a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) to prove that they have the appropriate training and skills to be working on the project.

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Repointing work can be undertaken in Longton and also nearby in: Forsbrook, Bucknall, Meir, Hanley, Cookshill, Trentham, Adderley Green, Normacot, Dresden, Florence, Caverswall, Blythe Bridge, Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, Blurton, Fenton, Dilhorne, Clayton, as well as in these postcodes PR4 5NR, PR4 5PD, PR4 5JA, PR4 5ED, PR4 5WH, PR4, PR4 5PB, PR4 5EQ, PR4 5PN, PR4 5YS. Longton repointing specialists will generally have the postcode ST3 and the phone code 01782.

Ask Family & Friends

Repointing is carried out in Longton every day of the week, so it is quite possible that someone you know will have had repointing done in the past, so ask friends, family and neighbours for a recommendation. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most homeowners in Longton (over 80 percent according to research), therefore if you are aware of a friend or family member who has had repointing carried out, ask them if they are prepared to recommend somebody. It is still advisable to obtain at least 3 or 4 quotes from various companies in the area, even though somebody you know has highly recommended a specific repointing specialist.

Longton Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Longton

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Longton repointing specialist including the re-pointing of brick joints, industrial repointing, crack repairs to brickwork Longton, repairs to stone walls Longton, the lime pointing of brickwork and stonework, weather struck repointing, mortar rake grinding Longton, pebbledash removal Longton, bed joint reinforcement, repointing estimates, ribbon pointing and repointing, the repointing of stone walls, facade restoration, the repointing of chimneys, crack injection, brickwork pointing and repointing Longton, repointing services, the replacement of damaged brickwork, brickwork joints raking and repointing, pointing paving, masonry restoration, fireplace repointing Longton, rubble masonry Longton, bucket handle pointing and re-pointing, fireplace restoration, pointing and re-pointing crazy paving Longton, lintel replacement Longton, brickwork joint raking Longton, residential repointing Longton, stone wall repointing Longton, repointing mortar joints, brick step repointing Longton, lime mortar repointing Longton, and scaffolding hire. These are just an example of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in brick repointing. Longton companies will tell you about their full range of services.

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Staffordshire Repointing Specialists Near Me

In the Staffordshire area you'll also discover: Weston repointing specialists, Burslem repointing specialists, Werrington repointing services, Whitmore brick repointing, Shobnall repointing, Great Haywood repointing services, Alton repointing services, Yoxall brick repointing, Kinver house repointing, Lapley repointing specialists, Barton Under Needwood repointing services, Essington repointing, Mayfield brickwork repointing, Kinver repointing specialists, Shelton house repointing, Loggerheads repointing services, Lower Penn repointing services, Horninglow repointing, Longdon repointing services, Cannock Wood repointing, Brindley Heath repointing specialists, Seisdon brickwork repointing, Codsall repointing specialists, brick repointing, Heath Hayes house repointing, Silverdale repointing, Bignall End repointing services, Heath Hayes repointing services, brickwork repointing, Handsacre repointing.

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Also find: Dresden pointing, Blurton pointing, Forsbrook pointing, Cookshill pointing, Clayton pointing, Normacot pointing, Blythe Bridge pointing, Stoke-on-Trent pointing, Meir pointing, Adderley Green pointing, Hanley pointing, Trentham pointing, Bucknall pointing, Dilhorne pointing, Caverswall pointing, Weston Coyney pointing, Florence pointing, Fenton repointing services and more. All of these towns and villages are served by experts in repointing. Longton householders can get quotes by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Longton: In The Close, The Drive, Liverpool Road, Wellfield, Hambleton Close, Brookdale, Tuson Croft, Ash Grove, Gill Lane, Meadoway, Royalty Gardens, Sandringham Park Drive, Shaftesbury Avenue, Hall Lane, Drumacre Lane West, Old Pope Lane, Blackhurst Court, Bank Close, Applesike, Hall Carr Lane, Hawthorn Close, Cedar Grove, Long Croft, Broad Croft, Briar Croft, Chapel Walk, Shirley Lane, Pinfold, Manorcroft, as well as the following Longton area postcodes: PR4 5NR, PR4 5PD, PR4 5JA, PR4 5ED, PR4 5WH, PR4, PR4 5PB, PR4 5EQ, PR4 5PN, PR4 5YS. property owners have just recently needed repointing services. Work was carried out in these areas by experts in repointing. Longton residents received reliable and top quality repointing services on each occasion.

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