Repointing Oxted

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Repointing Oxted Surrey (RH8): All properties in Oxted need a bit of maintenance every once in awhile. Homes and buildings in Oxted are hit by all weathers, pollution and other damaging factors that can have an adverse effect on the condition of the mortar between the bricks, and if you notice indications of this you may want to contact a reliable repointing company. It's essential to keep your brickwork in good condition to keep your house watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to hire the services of a brick repointing specialist in Oxted.

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The construction of any structure is only as good as its bricks and mortar. The mortar must be sound, without any gaps or holes to be able to stop any moisture or draughts from finding a way into your house. Is it quite easy to figure out when you might need repointing?

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Simply put, you have to inspect your external walls and check for any damage. If you can spot a problem then you have a problem. It may be necessary to use a specialist to examine hard to reach and remote places like under eaves or on chimney stacks, however in many homes you ought to be able to see any indications of deterioration quite easily.

It isn't only aesthetics that are at risk if your home in Oxted needs repointing, there are questions of safety to consider as well. Mortar is the binding agent that holds everything together in any Oxted property, and when badly damaged can impact on the overall integrity of a structure. In taller structures and homes with chimney stacks, any weakness in the integrity of the dwelling can have serious implications with regards to property damage and the risk of injury.

It could be that missing or crumbling mortar has been caused by damaged brickwork. Any deteriorating brickwork discovered during the survey by the specialist will be repaired or replaced before any mortar repointing takes place.

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Numerous Oxted properties in past times have had their external walls painted or rendered with plaster to help shield the brickwork. If there are signs of bubbling, peeling or other degradation to rendered and painted brickwork, it could suggest issues with the mortar or bricks permitting moisture into the walls. To avoid the damage from spreading and causing more severe problems at a later date, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can ascertain the root cause of the issue. By using a qualified and reputable repointing specialist you'll keep the exterior walls of your house in the best possible condition.

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It can take quite a while to repoint a building and, depending on the design of your property, can also involve working at considerable height. To permit a repointing contractor to accurately determine the repair work required on your property they'll first need to undertake a visual inspection. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing specialist can supply a quote for the amount of work that's required on your unsound brickwork. It is always wise to get two or three quotations from different repointing contractors in Oxted and examine the standard of service that each of them offers.

If you've got inaccessible sections of your house that couldn't be inspected in the first site survey, a second inspection with ladders and perhaps scaffolding could be required. This second, more stringent survey might reveal additional problem areas that could impact on the initial price quote. If you've got an older house in Oxted that's over 60 years old, it is more likely to need remedial work on repointing than a more contemporary building.

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Repointing work can start as soon as any trouble spots have been detected and discussed with the owner of the property. Most homes will need to have scaffolding erected to establish a sturdy platform for the bricklayer. An arrangement of protective shielding or sheeting should then be secured to the exterior of the scaffold. This protective sheeting should stop any mortar dust or other debris from harming your property, or nearby properties, and also adds a layer of safety to help prevent injuries to passers-by.

Cables and pipework will have to be adjusted or removed to permit easier access to the walls behind them. On completion of the project all of these will be placed back in their appropriate locations.

Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now need to be removed carefully to enable the repointing contractors to gain access to the bare walls and press ahead with their remedial work. After removal of any coverings all of the bricks can be sanded and cleaned to give the repointers a standardised surface to work with.

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If you haven't settled upon a style of finish (Tuck, Flush, Weather Struck or Recessed pointing), or you wish to see how the various different pointing options look on your home, a decent Oxted repointing specialist will be able to mock up a test section on your property. This small test panel will enable you to visualise how each of the variations compares with one another and also which matches the style of your home best.

The joints are now thoroughly raked out to remove the old, damaged mortar and clean the spaces between the bricks. This painstaking process takes time because the joints need to be cleaned of any dust, old mortar and debris so as to finish up with a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Special attention and care is taken around windows and doors since any movement in the brickwork may result in issues with their opening and closing.

Something that should be avoided is the rapid drying out of the new mortar, and this can be averted by dampening down the walls. The slower drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can create a compromised joint. During the mortar application there'll be excess mortar and smears on the brickwork that can look sloppy, but this will be removed as soon as it has dried. The walls are divided into areas, and each will be pointed, left to dry, and then cleaned up before the team move along to the next section of wall.

If any chimney repairs, lead flashing replacement or brick replacement needs doing by the repointing company as part of the project, now is the time when these jobs will be carried out.

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After the brickwork has been cleaned for one final time, to obtain a uniform appearance overall, any rendering or painting of the completed wall surfaces can be done. The pipes and cables will be reattached and the final stage of the repointing project will be to take down the scaffolding and remove all debris and building waste from the site.

The repointing of your house by a reputable Oxted company should mean that you won't need to worry about your external brickwork for another 50-60 years. They ought to also supply you with a warranty to their work and be backed by professional certifications and qualifications in the construction and building industry.

Suitable accreditations can take many forms, however those that are prominent in the repointing industry are: the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC) and the National House Building Council (NHBC), with certifications and qualifications from industry leaders like the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). In addition to that, every one of the repointing team who carries out work on your house should be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme to confirm they have the appropriate training and skills to be part of the project.


Repointing work can be carried out in Oxted and also in: Tatsfield, Caterham, Westerham, Crockham Hill, Titsey, Hurst Green, South Godstone, Woldingham, Old Oxted, Godstone, Church Town, Limpsfield Chart, Tandridge, Limpsfield, Holland, as well as in these postcodes RH8 0EJ, RH8 0BY, RH8 0JJ, RH8 0NF, RH8 0HN, RH8 0EW, RH8 0TG, RH8 0LP, RH8 0SY, RH8 0PB. Local Oxted repointing specialists will probably have the postcode RH8 and the telephone dialling code 01883. Verifying this will make sure that you access locally based repointing. Oxted householders can utilise these and many other similar services.

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When you're carrying out any sort of garden revamps or home improvements in Oxted, you are likely to generate a fair amount of waste. When it comes to repointing in Oxted, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there will be a lot of waste, sometimes hardly any. It could be the case that the removal of waste is mentioned in your quotation, since some tradesmen are quite happy to remove waste as an integral part of the project. Ensure that you establish this, since you may well be landed with handling your own waste removal.

If you are like most homeowners in Oxted, you'll hire a skip to get rid of this waste. No matter what amount of rubbish you have, there will be an appropriate skip size available. Mini-skips generally accommodate approximately 2 yd³ of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate approximately 4 yd³ of rubbish, builders skips accommodate approximately 6 yd³ of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate approximately 20 yd³ of rubbish. Skip bags generally take something like 1 - 1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Oxted Repointing Tasks

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Oxted repointing specialist including masonry repairs, mortar rake grinding, repointing of brickwork Oxted, tuck pointing, re-pointing mortar joints, the lime pointing of brickwork and stonework, brick and masonry decorating Oxted, brick joint repairs Oxted, the repointing of gable ends, cheap repointing Oxted, the replacement of damaged brickwork, brickwork joints raking and repointing Oxted, crack injection Oxted, rubble masonry Oxted, stone strengthening Oxted, repointing quotations, lintel replacement Oxted, bucket handle re-pointing Oxted, paint removal from brick, repointing stone walls with lime mortar Oxted, pointing and re-pointing paving Oxted, re-pointing crazy paving, strap pointing and repointing, brick & mortar tinting Oxted, the repointing of brickwork joints Oxted, the repointing of patios Oxted, industrial repointing Oxted, weather struck re-pointing, and repointing scaffolds. These are just an example of the activities that are handled by local experts in repointing. Oxted professionals will keep you informed about their full range of services.

Ask Family and Friends

In most situations, folks ask friends or family members if they've got anybody they can recommend, and will typically take them for their word and hire the repointing service that they are sent to. Is this actually the best way to get quality repointing? Maybe not, because your friend or family members' needs may have been different to yours, but it is a good place to start. Word of mouth recommendations are preferred over any other kind of review or endorsement by around eighty per cent of people in Oxted, so where possible, you should use this fact to your advantage. You should compile a list of at least 3 or 4 companies and get a quotation from each one.

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Also find: Hurst Green repointing, Crockham Hill repointing, Holland repointing, Limpsfield Chart repointing, Godstone repointing, Woldingham repointing, South Godstone repointing, Titsey repointing, Old Oxted repointing, Tandridge repointing, Limpsfield repointing, Caterham repointing, Tatsfield repointing, Westerham repointing, Church Town repointing services and more. All of these areas are served by experts in repointing. Oxted property owners can get repointing estimates by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Oxted: In Pains Hill, Quarry Road, Sylvan Close, Amy Road, Gordons Way, Holland Crescent, Orchard Way, The Greenway, The Waldrons, Stanhopes, Roseacre, Broadham Green Road, Gresham Road, Ballards Lane, Paddock Close, Mill Shaw, Holland Road, Granville Road, Meadowlands, Burntwood Drive, Gresham Close, Snatts Hill, Hazelwood Road, Pollards Wood Hill, Wolfs Wood, Hurst Green Close, Chestnut Copse, Pollards Oak Crescent, as well as the following local Oxted postcodes: RH8 0EJ, RH8 0BY, RH8 0JJ, RH8 0NF, RH8 0HN, RH8 0EW, RH8 0TG, RH8 0LP, RH8 0SY, RH8 0PB. property owners have just recently needed local repointing services. Work was completed in these places by experts in repointing. Oxted home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of professional and competent repointing services.

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(This repointing Oxted article was compiled by Stephen Locke 16-05-2022)