Repointing Oswestry

Oswestry Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Oswestry Shropshire (SY10): All structures in Oswestry at some point in time will require a little maintenance. If you have spotted that the cement or mortar between the bricks on your Oswestry home is crumbling or cracking, you need expert assistance to prevent the issue from worsening. A competent brick repointing specialist in Oswestry will offer an effective solution to repair your brickwork and make sure that it remains watertight.

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It should be remembered that any house is only as strong as the bricks and mortar that hold it together. To keep a house warm and dry the mortar has to be in good enough condition to prevent any draughts and dampness from forcing its way in through holes or gaps. But how do you know when you need to repoint your property in Oswestry?

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Closeley examine your brickwork, and see if you can spot any clear and visible damage. If trouble spots can be speedily recognised by such a cursory inspection, then its likely that you'll need some repointing work. In areas that are hidden or remote, like on chimney stacks or under eaves; you might need to call on a professional to assist you, however in the majority of cases you'll be able to see any physical signs of damage for yourself.

You also need to consider the safety issues that cracked or crumbling mortar could potentially cause. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Oswestry house and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. If this is impaired, the framework can become unsound, which in the case of taller buildings or chimney stacks, can cause significant damage and risk to life.

If bricks have been damaged or weakened over the years and are the cause of the problems with your mortar they might need to be removed and replaced. An experienced Oswestry repointing specialist will replace any defective bricks before attempting the mortar repointing to achieve a perfect finish to your house.

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It could be a situation where in past times your Oswestry property's external brick walls have been plasterered over or painted. If there are any signs of bubbling, peeling or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it might be a warning of problems with the bricks or mortar permitting damp to seep into the walls. The only effective way to investigate an issue of this kind is by employing a repointing specialist who will be able to find the root cause behind the mortar damage. By using a qualified and reputable bricklayer or repointing company you'll keep your exterior walls in the best possible condition.


Repointing is a time consuming process and can entail working at height, subject to the layout of your property. A visual inspection is the initial step in the process and will evaluate the scope of the remedial work that is needed on your home. A survey is the best way by which a repointing specialist can give you an itemised quotation for the level of work that is needed on your damaged brickwork. Always get 2 or 3 quotes and don't automatically assume cheapest is best.

It might be that during the first site survey there were some sections of your property that were inaccessible or out-of-reach and in such cases a second, more thorough survey could be needed. A price quote after the second survey may be higher thanks to issues found during this more comprehensive inspection. If you've got an older house in Oswestry that is more than 60 years old, it's more likely to require remedial repointing work than a more modern building.

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Once the problems have been confirmed then work can commence. Most homes will need a scaffold to establish a stable platform from which to do the work. An arrangement of protective sheeting or shielding will then be attached to the exterior of the scaffolding. This protective sheeting should stop any mortar dust or other debris from harming your property, or neighbouring properties, and also gives a layer of safety to prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

Any external cabling, such as satellite or TV, will be unfastened from the walls and any pipes may be adjusted or removed to allow easier access to the brickwork behind. When the repointing work is completed all pipes and cables will be put back in their original locations.

Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now have to be removed safely to enable the repointing contractors to access the bare walls and press ahead with their reparation work. Once this has been done the bricks can be meticulously cleaned and sanded to establish an even surface to work on.

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An experienced Oswestry repointing company will be able to mock up a small test panel on your home in order to help you to decide on the various different styles available for the mortar, (Tuck, Recessed, Weather Struck or Flush pointing). This allows you to see how each would look on your brickwork and showcase the different styles and colours that are available.

Now the messy work begins as the old, crumbling mortar is removed by raking and cleaning out the brick joints. This is quite a laborious process where the old mortar and any loose debris or dust has to be carefully cleaned away to produce a decent binding surface for the new mortar. Any windows and doors will be given extra attention by the repointing team to avoid any distortion of the frames or having too much mortar applied which could cause issues with their opening and closing.

Once the joints have been cleaned, the brickwork will be damped down to stop the fresh mortar from drying out too quickly and ultimately cracking. This slower drying time helps to stop the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which creates a weaker joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off once the mortar has dried out thoroughly. The walls will usually be divided into areas, and each will be pointed, left to dry, and then cleaned off before the repointers move on to a new section.

It is possible that as the repointers are working they may find crumbling brickwork that needs replacing, or perhaps problems with lead flashing or a chimney stack, and an experienced repointer will be ideally placed to perform these repairs as they go along.

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Once the whole of the house has been repointed and cleaned, and if you wish to re-apply the walls with rendering or re-paint the bricks, then that will now be accomplished. The pipes and cables will be re-attached and the final phase of the repointing project will be to disassemble the scaffolding and remove all debris and building waste from the site.

A professional Oswestry repointing and brick repair specialist will provide you with a service that should last up to 60 years. They should also offer you a guarantee for their work and be backed by professional certifications and qualifications in the building and construction industry.

If a building contractor has accreditation or qualifications from associations such as the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), you can be certain you're using the services of a professional and respected business. Each person who works on your repointing project should also be signed up to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be able to confirm their ability and skills by showing an appropriate CSCS card.

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Repointing work can be carried out in Oswestry and also in nearby places like: Selattyn, Kinnersley, Morda, Mile End, Gledrid, West Felton, Knockin, Brogyntyn, Maesbury Marsh, Glentworth, Whittington, Trefonen, Pant, Park Hall, and in these postcodes SY11 1ED, SY11 1LQ, SY10 9PH, SY10 8JL, SY11 1AN, SY11 1HF, SY10 9RR, SY11 1JF, SY11 1AP, and SY10 1SD. Oswestry repointing companies will normally have the telephone dialling code 01691 and the postcode SY10. If you simply click the "QUOTE" banner or form, you will be able to get information about repointing in your area. Or you can CLICK HERE if you prefer.

Oswestry Repointing Tasks

Just Some of the Tasks That a Repointing Specialist Can Do

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Oswestry repointing specialist including brick joint raking and repointing in Oswestry, mortar raking in Oswestry, slab repointing, masonry restoration, repointing of garden walls in Oswestry, ribbon pointing and re-pointing in Oswestry, tile repointing, brick step repointing, stone re-pointing in Oswestry, brickwork repointing, lime mortar repairs in Oswestry, weather struck pointing, stone strengthening, brickwork crack stitching, bucket handle pointing and repointing, porch repointing in Oswestry, pebble-dash removal, damaged brickwork repairs, bed joint reinforcement, patch repointing in Oswestry, re-mortaring of brick joints in Oswestry, repointing quotations, brick repointing, strap re-pointing, dry verge installations, brickwork pointing and repointing, chimney repointing, brickwork cleaning, cheap repointing, fireplace restoration, and scaffolding hire. Listed are just a few of the duties that are undertaken by local experts in brick repointing. Oswestry professionals will be happy to inform you of their entire range of pointing and repointing services.


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Also find: Knockin repointing, Selattyn repointing, Trefonen repointing, Maesbury Marsh repointing, Park Hall repointing, Morda repointing, West Felton repointing, Gledrid repointing, Whittington repointing, Glentworth repointing, Pant repointing, Mile End repointing, Brogyntyn repointing, Kinnersley repointing and more. All these locations are served by companies who do repointing. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise equips these accomplished specialists to execute your repointing project to perfection. Professional assistance might be what you need if your brickwork is looking shabby and old, to help bring it back to its best. Repointing quotes are available to local homeowners by clicking here.

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(This repointing Oswestry article was compiled on 17-06-2024)