Repointing Looe

Looe Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Looe Cornwall (PL13): No matter what age your house is in Looe, there comes a time when a little maintenance is needed. Buildings in Looe are impacted by all sorts of pollution, weather and other damaging factors which can affect the state of the cement or mortar between the brickwork, and should you see evidence of this you may need to contact a competent repointing company. A competent brick repointing specialist in Looe will offer an effective solution to repair your brickwork and make certain that it remains watertight.

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It's the bricks and mortar that make a building strong and protected from the weather. If the mortar is in a poor condition with gaps, holes or eroding spots, then draughts and moisture can get into your dwelling and cause many issues with structure and its interior. It's pretty easy to spot when you may need repointing?

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In essence, you need to examine your outside walls and check for any visible damage. Repointing is normally necessary if you can visually identify a problem area. It might be necessary to consult a specialist to examine remote and hard to reach areas like chimneys or under eaves, but in many homes you ought to be able to see any indications of deterioration fairly easily.

You also have to consider the issues of safety that cracked or crumbling mortar joints could potentially cause. Mortar is the binding agent that holds the structure and shape together in any Looe property, and if badly damaged can affect the entire integrity of a building. If this is impaired, the structure can become unsound, which when it comes to chimneys or higher buildings, can cause significant damage and be a risk to life.

It might be that eroding or missing mortar has been caused by damaged bricks. An experienced brick repointing contractor in Looe will swiftly identify any sections that need possible replacement and provide a service to renovate the brickwork while doing the repointing.

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It might be a situation where in the past your Looe home's external brick walls have been painted or plastered over. If you start to detect flaking, cracks or bubbling of the paint or render it could all point to more severe damage beneath the surface. An inspection of this issue, by a repointing specialist is the only reliable way to make certain the deterioration doesn't spread more widely and cause structural problems as time goes on. A competent repointing specialist in Looe can achieve this and help keep your home in the best condition.


Repointing takes a fair amount of time to accomplish correctly and will entail working at considerable height in a lot of cases. The very first thing that a repointing specialist will do is a visual survey to assess the severity of the damage to your house. This will enable them to provide you with an itemised quote for renovation project. You should obtain two or three estimates and don't always assume the cheapest is the best option.

A further site survey could be required as soon as you accept a quote and could involve the use of step ladders, or perhaps even scaffolding, to gain access to inaccessible parts of your house. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey might reveal more problems that might cause the initial quotation to increase. The older your structure, the more chance that it's going to need repointing work, and this is particularly so for those properties in Looe that are in excess of sixty years old.

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A reliable repointing contractor or company in Looe will go over any problems found with your property and agree the most effective methods of repair before beginning any actual work. Even single storey buildings and bungalows might need some sort of scaffolding to provide a secure working platform for your repointing team. Some form of protective sheeting or shielding will then be attached to the exterior of the scaffolding. This sheeting should stop any mortar dust or other debris from causing damage to your house, or neighbours properties, and is also a safety measure to prevent injuries to anybody that's passing by.

Any exterior wiring, such as TV or satellite cables, will be unfastened from the walls and any pipework may be adjusted or removed to permit easier access to the brickwork behind. Once completed all cables and pipes will be placed back into their original locations.

To allow the repointing team to access the brickwork in question, any pebble-dash, paint or rendering will now have to be removed before work can start. The brickwork that is hiding behind these coverings will be cleaned and sanded to make sure that the finish on your walls is consistent.

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To help you choose the type of repointing finish to your walls, a decent Looe repointing contractor will be happy to demonstrate the different pointing designs (Tuck, Weather Struck, Recessed or Flush), by creating a test panel on your brickwork. This will help you to visualise the finished result and ensure your satisfaction with the finished product with regard to colour and style.

The joints in the brickwork are now raked out to remove the old, damaged mortar and clean the spaces between the bricks. This painstaking process can be pretty time consuming as the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, old mortar and dust so as to establish a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Any windows and doors will be given extra attention by the repointers to prevent any excess applications of mortar or distortions of the frames which can cause issues with their closing and opening.

So that the new mortar doesn't dry out too quickly, the walls will be dampened before any new pointing is started. The slower drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can lead to a weakened joint. During the application of the mortar there will be smears and some excess mortar on the brickwork which looks sloppy, but this will be removed once it's dried. The walls are divided into areas, and each one in turn will be pointed, allowed to dry, and then cleaned up before the repointers move on to the next section.

It's quite possible that as the repointing team are working they might find broken bricks that need replacing, or perhaps issues with faulty lead flashing or a damaged chimney stack, and an experienced repointer will be ideally placed to undertake these repairs as they progress.

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Any paint, render or other wall coverings that you require will be applied as soon as all of the remedial repointing work has been finished. The pipes and cables will be re-attached and the final phase of the repointing project will be to take down the work platforms and scaffolding and dispose of all building waste and debris.

A reliable Looe repointing and bricklaying company will provide you with a service that will be good for another sixty years. They should also provide a guarantee for their work and be supported by professional qualifications in the building and construction industry.

If a company has qualifications or accreditations from trade organisations such as the NHBC (National House-Building Council), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), you can be certain you are dealing with a professional and reliable provider. Every person who does work on your repointing project should additionally be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be able to verify their ability and skills by showing their CSCS card.

Repointing work can be carried out in Looe and also in nearby places like: Lanreath, Widegates, Millendreath, St Martin, Killigarth, Porthallow, Seaton, Trelawne, West Looe, Polperro, East Looe, Shutta, Herodsfoot, Morval, Pelynt, Downderry, together with these postcodes PL13 1DJ, PL13 1NG, PL13 1AR, PL13 1AS, PL13 1LX, PL13 1QQ, PL13 1JT, PL13 1HH, PL13 2AU, PL13 1BT. Local Looe repointing services will likely have the postcode PL13 and the telephone dialling code 01503. Checking this out should confirm that you access locally based repointing. Looe householders can benefit from these and lots of other related services.

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Looe Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Looe

There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Looe repointing specialist including the re-pointing of mortar joints Looe, weather struck pointing and re-pointing, bed joint reinforcement, repointing services, facade restoration Looe, mortar rake grinding Looe, mortar raking, repointing stone walls, industrial repointing, brick joint raking and repointing, brickwork conservation Looe, cracked brickwork repairs, the re-pointing of brick joints, brickwork and masonry decorating, patio repointing, house repointing, rubble masonry, brickwork pointing and repointing, repointing paving Looe, the lime pointing of brick joints, lime mortar pointing and re-pointing, stone re-pointing Looe, fireplace restoration, repointing quotes, slab repointing, chimney repointing Looe, crack stitching, renovations to damaged brickwork, and repointing scaffolds. These are just an example of the activities that are carried out by local experts in repointing. Looe specialists will inform you of their full range of services.

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Cornwall Repointing Enquiries

Current Cornwall repointing job posts: Miya Wilkins and Chace Wilkins recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a terraced house in Perranporth. Tianna Bullock recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a brick garden wall in Grampound. Mr and Mrs Vickers recently asked for a quotation for rebedding and repointing a roof on a semi-detached property in Cubert, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Sherwood recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a semi-detached house in Rock. Mathew and Amiyah Farrow recently requested an estimate for repointing and re-rendering a terraced house in Tintagel, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Larkin recently requested a quotation for repairing and repointing a chimney stack on a cottage in St Gluvias, Cornwall. Brogan and Elisa Paine recently enquired about repointing a four bedroom detached house in Stokeclimsland. Tayla and Kyle Ralph recently asked for a quote for repointing a crazy paved patio in St Neot, Cornwall.


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Also find: Killigarth repointing, Polperro repointing, West Looe repointing, Morval repointing, Trelawne repointing, Widegates repointing, Porthallow repointing, St Martin repointing, Herodsfoot repointing, Seaton repointing, Shutta repointing, Millendreath repointing, Pelynt repointing, East Looe repointing, Downderry repointing, Lanreath repointing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are serviced by specialists in repointing. Looe home and property owners can get repointing price quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Looe: In Marine Drive, St Martins Close, Station Road, Downs Lane, Lower Market Street, Hannafore Road, Chantry Lane, Trewint Crescent, Barbican Court, Pendower Road, Darloe Lane, Penarth, Downs View, Plaidy Park Road, Quay Street, Pendrim Road, Tregarrick, Polperro Road, Churchlands, Polean Lane, Meadow Drive, Bay View Road, Cleveland Avenue, Barbican Hill, Goonwartha Road, The Crescent, as well as these local Looe postcodes: PL13 1DJ, PL13 1NG, PL13 1AR, PL13 1AS, PL13 1LX, PL13 1QQ, PL13 1JT, PL13 1HH, PL13 2AU, PL13 1BT. property owners have recently needed local repointing services. These areas recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Looe homeowners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and top quality repointing services.

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(This repointing Looe content was generated by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)