Repointing Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire (GL56): All properties in Moreton-in-Marsh at some point will require a little maintenance. If you have come to realise that the cement or mortar between the brickwork on your Moreton-in-Marsh house is eroding or cracking, you need expert assistance to stop the problem from deteriorating further. You'll soon come to realise that a competent brick repointing company in Moreton-in-Marsh can provide you with a suitable solution, if you need repairs done to your refurbish your defective brickwork.

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The bricks and mortar are what make a building strong enough to withstand the weather. In order to stop any damp or draughts from finding their way into your house, the mortar must be sound, and not have any holes or gaps. But how do you know exactly when you need to do repointing your brickwork in Moreton-in-Marsh?

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Examine your external brick walls and look for any visible damage that can easily be seen with the naked eye. If you can spot a problem then you have a problem. In areas such as under eaves or on chimneys it may be necessary to use a professional to check, however you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of deterioration.

It's not only that crumbling mortar looks poor, there are safety concerns that can result from this as well. If the mortar is seriously damaged this can affect the integrity of your Moreton-in-Marsh home, given that the mortar is the binding agent that holds everything and keeps it strong. A building can become unpredictable if it's structure is compromised in this way, and it can cause serious damage or even a danger to life, especially when present in chimney stacks or tall properties.

It may be a situation where impaired or damaged bricks are the main reason behind any crumbling or missing mortar that you find on your home. Any damaged brickwork found during the survey by the company will be replaced or repaired before any repointing takes place.

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In houses where the outside walls were rendered with plaster or painted over in past days, you might see spots which are discoloured or prone to damp, which might be an indication of problems underneath. Any bubbling, cracks or peeling of paint or render could indicate a deterioration of either mortar or bricks under the surface. To stop the degradation spreading and causing more serious issues in the future, it is wise to seek the advice of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can investigate the cause of the problem. This will make sure that your house is in the best condition possible, and in the secure knowledge that the work has been completed professionally.

WHAT STEPS ARE REQUIRED IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN MORETON-IN-MARSH?

Working up high is usually necessary when repointing a building in Moreton-in-Marsh, and the entire process can take quite a bit of time and effort. To permit a repointing business to accurately evaluate the repair work that's required on your home they will firstly have to undertake an eyes-on inspection. A survey is the best way by which a repointing specialist can give you a price quote for the level of work required on your brickwork. The same standard of service will not be provided by all repointing companies in the Moreton-in-Marsh area, so make the effort to get a minimum of three estimates, and diligently consider each of them. Don't forget, cheapest is not always best!

Once you have accepted a specific quotation, a second site survey might be necessary using a ladder or even a scaffold to thoroughly inspect your house and get to those more inaccessible areas. A price quote after the second survey could even be higher owing to problems found during this more detailed inspection. If you've got an older home in Moreton-in-Marsh that is more than 60 years old, it is more likely to need repair work on repointing than a more modern property.

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As soon as the problems have been confirmed then reparation work can commence. Most homes will need a scaffold to establish a secure working platform for the repointing team. An arrangement of protective shielding or sheeting should then be attached to the outside of the scaffolding. This shielding will stop any mortar dust or other debris from causing damage to your house, or nearby properties, and also gives a layer of safety to prevent injuries to anybody that's passing by.

All pipes, conduits and cables which are attached to the wall will be loosened or removed to allow access to the brickwork behind them. This is only temporary and they will be returned to their original position once all reparation work has been finished.

If your brickwork is painted, rendered or pebble-dashed, these coatings will now be removed to enable the repointing contractors to commence the restoration work. The brickwork behind such outer 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 ideal type of pointing for your walls, a decent Moreton-in-Marsh repointing contractor will be glad to demonstrate the various pointing designs (Flush, Recessed, Tuck or Weather Struck), by creating a test section on your brickwork. This will allow you to get a good idea of the final result and ensure your satisfaction in relation to colour and style.

The next step is to take out the old, crumbling mortar by raking and cleaning out the joints in the brickwork. This can be a laborious process where the old mortar and any dust or loose debris must be carefully cleaned away to provide a good binding surface for the new mortar. Any doors and windows will be given extra attention by the repointers to prevent any excess applications of mortar or distortions of the frames which could cause problems in their closing and opening.

Before fresh mortar is applied, the walls will be damped down to prevent it from drying out too rapidly. This makes sure that the mortar remains flexible and allows it to dry at a slower pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weakened joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the bricks can be cleaned away as soon as the mortar has dried out thoroughly. A wire brush will be used to clean the wall areas which have been finished before starting on the next section of the wall requiring work.

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

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As soon as the entire building has been repointed and cleaned, and if you wish to re-apply the walls with rendering or repaint the bricks, now is the time to do this. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables are placed back in position, scaffolding will be removed and all waste and debris disposed of.

Your repointing and brick repair should last up to 50 to 60 years as long as it is applied by a certified and experienced repointing specialist in Moreton-in-Marsh. They should also offer you a guarantee for their work and be backed by professional qualifications and certifications in the construction industry.

Such accreditations may include the likes of: the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), while qualifications can range between NVQ's, Diplomas and City & Guilds from construction industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is a requirement for everybody working in the construction industry and they should be willing to produce their CSCS card on request to prove their aptitude to be present on site.

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Repointing services are accessible in Moreton-in-Marsh itself, in the following postcodes: GL56 0HB, GL56 0HE, GL56 0DX, GL56 0LG, GL56 0JU, GL56 0AJ, GL56 0JJ, GL56 0EJ, GL56 0AX, GL56 0EW, and also in adjacent areas like Little Wolford, Aston Magna, Lower Lemington, Dorn, Little Compton, Todenham, Barton-on-the-Heath, Draycott, Great Wolford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Batsford, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Blockley, Longborough, Sezincote, Broadwell, Chastleton, Evenlode, Adlestrop. Local Moreton-in-Marsh repointing companies will probably have the phone code 01608 and the postcode GL56. Simply click on the "QUOTE" form or banner to get details about repointing in your area.

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Roof tiles and mortar joints should be checked every other year at a minimum. Repointing simple mortar cracks can prevent leaking roofs and expensive reroofing jobs in Moreton-in-Marsh. Pay extra attention to ridge tiles since they are exposed to weathering from all sides and may exhibit cracks in the mortar joints 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.

Unfortunately, sometimes a ridge tile needs to be rebedded instead of repointed which requires a little more work. Again, be sure to use all safety precautions while working on the roof. Use a hammer and chisel to remove the mortar as well as the ridge tile. Use the hammer and chisel 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 a good idea especially if there is any evidence of rust. Remove any organic matter such as moss or mold and use a fungicide to ensure the area is clean. Then soak the in water while mixing mortar. Mix a stiff mortar in a ratio of 3:1 (sharp sand: cement). Dampen the roof and tile as you work. Mortar each side of the ridge tile and use a trowel to lay a bed of mortar on the roof. Place on the mortar bed and press down. Remove any mortar that squishes out between joints. Ensure the joint gaps are filled and smooth joints with pointing trowel.

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Friends and Family

Repointing is carried out in Moreton-in-Marsh virtually every day, so it is quite likely that somebody in your social circle will have had repointing done recently, so ask friends and acquaintances for a recommendation. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most homeowners in Moreton-in-Marsh (over eighty percent according to research), therefore if you're aware of a friend or neighbour who's had repointing carried out, find out if they are willing to recommend somebody. Even if a particular repointing contractor has been recommended by someone, you should still get at least 3 different job quotes from different tradesmen in the area, to give you a wide range of prices.

Repointing Specialists Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Repointing Specialists Near Me

Around Gloucestershire you can additionally find: Moreton in Marsh house repointing, Kempsford brickwork repointing, Soudley repointing specialists, Tetbury brickwork repointing, Charfield repointing, Hawkesbury repointing services, Charlton Kings repointing, Thornbury repointing services, Bishops Cleeve house repointing, Mitcheldean repointing specialists, Bourton on the Water brickwork repointing, Blakeney brick repointing, Chedworth repointing, Painswick brickwork repointing, Cainscross house repointing, West Dean repointing services, Bradley Stoke brick repointing, Sodbury repointing, Mitcheldean brick repointing, Longford repointing, Dodington repointing specialists, Wotton Under Edge brickwork repointing, Berry Hill brick repointing, brick repointing, Bristol repointing, Tetbury brick repointing, Longford repointing specialists, Charlton Kings repointing services, brickwork repointing, Longford house repointing.

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Skip Hire Moreton-in-Marsh

The amount of waste which is created when carrying out garden revamps or home improvements in Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the key downsides of this type of project. Although in general, repointing work doesn't create a huge amount of waste, it is going to depend on the size of your project and the type of surface that it's being laid on. If the tradesmen you hire don't deal with waste removal, and it has not been listed on your price quote, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

Hiring a skip is the simplest way to dispose of this waste. No matter what amount of waste you have, there'll be an appropriate skip size available. 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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Moreton-in-Marsh Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Moreton-in-Marsh

There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Moreton-in-Marsh repointing specialist including mortar rake grinding, repairs to damaged brickwork, repointing paving, repointing services, stone pointing and repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, crack repairs to brickwork, brick & mortar tinting, crack stitching, brickwork repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, mortar raking Moreton-in-Marsh, roof repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, lime mortar pointing, brick paint removal Moreton-in-Marsh, brick joint repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, lime mortar repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, ridge tile repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, brickwork repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, brick repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, pointing and repointing crazy paving Moreton-in-Marsh, brick gable end repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, chimney repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, stone wall repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, the repointing of brickwork joints Moreton-in-Marsh, garden wall repointing, valley repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, the repointing of stone walls, the restoration of damaged brickwork, chimney repairs Moreton-in-Marsh, rubble masonry, foundation repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, re-mortars to brick joints Moreton-in-Marsh, porch repointing Moreton-in-Marsh, repointing estimates, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are accomplished by experts in brick repointing. Moreton-in-Marsh professionals will inform you of their entire range of services.

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Also find: Little Compton repointing, Lower Lemington repointing, Aston Magna repointing, Batsford repointing, Bourton-on-the-Hill repointing, Stow-on-the-Wold repointing, Longborough repointing, Blockley repointing, Barton-on-the-Heath repointing, Little Wolford repointing, Broadwell repointing, Great Wolford repointing, Draycott repointing, Adlestrop repointing, Chastleton repointing, Dorn repointing, Evenlode repointing, Todenham repointing, Sezincote repointing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are catered for by experts in repointing. Moreton-in-Marsh householders can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Moreton-in-Marsh: Property owners who live in the following areas have just recently requested repointing services - High Street, St Peters Court, 1st Avenue, Bowling Green Court, Swan Close, Harvard Close, Nursery Close, Beceshore Close, The Green, 3rd Avenue, Radburn Close, Errington, Bourton Road, Mosedale, Firth Avenue, Massey Shaw Avenue, New Road, Old Town, Stow Road, The Grove, Oxford Street, Bowes Lyon Close, 4th Avenue, as well as the following local Moreton-in-Marsh postcodes: GL56 0HB, GL56 0HE, GL56 0DX, GL56 0LG, GL56 0JU, GL56 0AJ, GL56 0JJ, GL56 0EJ, GL56 0AX, GL56 0EW. Work was undertaken in these locations by experts in repointing. Moreton-in-Marsh householders enjoyed trusted and competent repointing services on every occasion.

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