Repointing Patchway

Patchway Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Patchway Gloucestershire (BS34): No matter what age your property is in Patchway, there comes a moment when a little repair and maintenance is required. You'll want to act quickly if your home's brickwork is looking decidedly shabby, with mortar missing or crumbling, seeing as it is only going to deteriorate further if it is left unattended. The most effective solution would be to employ a brick repointing specialist in Patchway, to keep your home watertight and get your crumbling brickwork back into pristine shape.

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It must always be remembered that any building is only as strong as the bricks and mortar that hold it together. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with gaps, holes or eroding spots, then draughts and water can enter your home and cause many issues with structure and its interior. But exactly how can you tell whether your house needs repointing or not?

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Simply put, you have to inspect your outside walls and check for any visible damage. If problem areas can be speedily identified by such a cursory inspection, then its likely that you will need some repointing work. In places such as under eaves or on chimneys it might be necessary for a professional to check, but in most cases you should be able to see for yourself the physical signs of deterioration.

It's not just that crumbling mortar looks bad, there are safety concerns that come out of this as well. Mortar is the binding agent that holds the structure and shape together in any Patchway house, and when badly in poor condition can have an impact on the structural integrity of a building. A property can become unpredictable if it's structure is compromised in this way, and it can cause serious damage and even risk to life, particularly when evident in chimneys or higher properties.

It is sometimes the case that cracked or damaged brickwork is the primary reason behind any missing or eroding mortar that you encounter on your home. In order to renovate the brickwork whilst doing the repointing, a reputable brick repointing contractor in Patchway will swiftly determine any areas that need to be replaced.

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To help in shielding the brickwork, lots of homes in Patchway had their exterior walls painted or plastered over. If you find indications of bubbling, flaking or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it could be a warning of issues with the bricks or mortar allowing dampness into the walls. The only safe way to make sure that the damage does not spread further and lead to structural problems down the line, is to get a professional contractor to investigate. Any reliable repointing expert in Patchway will be capable of performing this service and make certain that your house is safe and looking great.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN PATCHWAY?

A fair amount of time may be needed to repoint your house in Patchway, and working at height will usually be involved. The initial step for a repointing business will be to complete an eyes-on inspection of the property and the magnitude of the work that is required. They will be in a position to supply you with an itemised quotation for the complete project, as soon as they have considered all of this information. It is invariably best to get quotations from different repointing companies in Patchway and examine the levels of service that each of them provides.

After you have accepted a particular quote, a 2nd site survey may be necessary using a ladder or even some form of scaffold to thoroughly inspect your house and access those out-of-reach areas. Supplemental charges could be added to the initial price quote, if this more in depth examination uncovers more serious problems. If your Patchway property has never undergone repointing and was built over sixty years ago, the chances are that it will need more restorative work than would be the case with a modern one.

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Once all the problems with your brickwork have been found, a trustworthy repointing specialist in Patchway will discuss the most effective options for remedial action. So that a secure platform is available for the team of repointing specialists, some kind of scaffolding will almost certainly need to be erected on most Patchway homes. When the scaffold is in place some protective sheeting will be secured to the outside of it. This is an additional safety measure to both prevent harm to passers-by, and to stop debris falling onto yours or your neighbour's property.

To permit access to all brickwork, any cabling, piping and conduits that are fixed to the wall will need to be removed or adjusted. When the project has been completed and all remedial action undertaken these these will be fixed back in place.

If your home has been rendered, painted or pebble-dashed, these coatings will now be removed to enable the repointers to commence the repair work. To ensure a neat and uniform finish for your walls, the brick surfaces behind such coverings will need to be thoroughly sanded and cleaned.

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If you have not chosen a a pointing style (Weather Struck, Tuck, Recessed or Flush pointing), or you want to see how the various different pointing methods look on your house, an experienced Patchway repointing company will be glad to mock up a test section on your brickwork. This small test panel will enable you to visualise how each method compares to each other and also which matches your style of house best.

Now the messy work will begin as the old, damaged mortar is removed by raking and scraping out the brick joints. This is quite a laborious procedure where any debris, dust and old mortar must be painstakingly removed to provide a satisfactory bonding surface for the new mortar. Particular attention and care is taken around windows and doors because any movement in the brickwork can lead to problems with their closing and opening.

Before any fresh mortar is applied, the walls will be dampened to stop it from setting too rapidly. This slower drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can bring about a weaker joint. When it has dried sufficiently the time has come to clean off any smears and excess mortar from the adjoining bricks. A wire brush is used to clean the brickwork which have been completed before moving on to the next part of the wall requiring work.

If any lead flashing replacement, brick replacement or chimney repairs is found to be needed by the repointing company during the work, now is the time when these repairs will be carried out.

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As soon as the whole of the building has been repointed and cleaned, and if you would like to re-paint the bricks or re-apply the rendering, now is the time to complete this. The final phase of the repointing project will see all pipes, cables and other fittings fixed back into their original positions, the scaffold disassembled and all building waste removed and disposed of.

Your repointing and brick repair ought to last for another 50-60 years so long as it is applied by a certified and professional repointing company in Patchway. All restoration work should be provided with a satisfaction guarantee of at least 12 months and have the backing of affiliations from the construction and building industry.

Such accreditations might include: the NHBC (National House-Building Council), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), whilst qualifications could range from Diplomas, City & Guilds and NVQ's from construction industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now a requirement for all workers in the construction industry and they should be able to show you their CSCS card at any time to demonstrate their suitability to be present on your property.

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It is not only in Patchway where you're able to access repointing specialists - neighbouring places like: Tockington, Almondsbury, Hambrook, Pilning, Hallen, Brentry, Olveston, Easter Compton, Little Stoke, Rudgeway, Frenchay, Cribbs Causeway are also covered. If they've got the postcode BS34 and the dialling code 0117, it is a good bet that they work in Patchway or someplace close by. You can just click on the "quote" banner to get more information on repointing in the Gloucestershire area.

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So that you can get a detailed view of the costs involved with any brick repointing, it's important to get at least three or four price quotes from local Patchway tradespeople. I am certain that there are plenty of you out there in Patchway who are saying "I already know a decent building company and do not really need to do this", but you should think again, since undergoing this quote gathering procedure allows you to have more contact with local tradespeople in the area, get a better understanding of what bricklayers are currently charging for the kind of work you require and have a wider range of choices.

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One task that you must do before phoning repointing specialists for price quotes is to write down a comprehensive list of everything that you need doing. This helps to prevent the one thing that just about all tradespeople despise, which is being asked to do additional work that they were not aware of, and have not included in your quote. Needless to say there might be the odd thing that you fail to spot or forget, but any experienced tradesman or woman in Patchway will soon remark on these whilst they're preparing your quote.

You can make a choice about who to employ as soon as you've been handed all of your quotes and scrutinised all the possible tradesmen. However take your time and don't rush this, and you should not always opt for the quote that is the cheapest, especially if one quotation is considerably cheaper than the others.

Patchway Repointing Tasks

Just Some of the Work That a Repointing Specialist Can Do

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There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Patchway repointing specialist including the repointing of chimney stacks, repointing services in Patchway, pebbledash removal Patchway, mortar rake grinding, brickwork paint removal Patchway, brickwork repointing, pointing crazy paving, pointing and re-pointing paving, fireplace repointing Patchway, the repointing and pointing of brickwork, the repointing of patios in Patchway, ridge tiles repointed or rebedded, fireplace restoration, brickwork crack repairs in Patchway, stone restoration, residential repointing, damaged brickwork repairs Patchway, bucket handle pointing, roof repointing Patchway, repairs to stone walls, brickwork joints raking and repointing, brick & mortar tinting in Patchway, brick step repointing Patchway, slab repointing Patchway, damaged brickwork replacement, patch repointing Patchway, tuck pointing, brick foundation repointing Patchway, valley repointing Patchway, brickwork joint raking, the repointing of stone walls, brick and masonry decorating, bed joint reinforcement in Patchway, brick repointing, house pointing, and scaffolding hire. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are undertaken by local experts in repointing. Patchway specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

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Also find: Hallen repointing, Pilning repointing, Almondsbury repointing, Little Stoke repointing, Olveston repointing, Rudgeway repointing, Tockington repointing, Easter Compton repointing, Cribbs Causeway repointing, Brentry repointing, Hambrook repointing, Frenchay repointing services and more. All of these places are catered for by specialists in repointing. Patchway householders can get quotations by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Patchway: Homeowners who live in the following areas and roads have recently inquired about repointing services - Thirlmere Road, Manor Grove, Lower Thirlmere Road, Chelford Grove, Elmore Road, Staverton Close, Maisemore Avenue, Birch Close, Windermere Road, Falcon Walk, Arlingham Way, Swallow Drive, Pond Close, Willow Close, Newnham Place, Martin Close, Epney Close, Concorde Road, Water Side Drive, Amberley Road, Hawthorn Close, Bradley Road, Bibury Avenue, The Sherrings, Coniston Road, as well as the following local Patchway postcodes: BS10 7PU, BS10 7NR, BS34 5EA, BS10 7TD, BS34 5AW, BS34 5AF, BS34 5AT, BS34 5BU, BS10 7RQ, BS34 5DB. These locations recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Patchway home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of professional and competent repointing services.

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(This repointing Patchway article was checked and updated on 06-02-2023)