Repointing Penkridge

Penkridge Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Penkridge Staffordshire (ST19): All properties in Penkridge at some point in time will require a bit maintenance. If the brickwork on your Penkridge home looks a little shabby with mortar missing or crumbling, you will want to act fast to prevent the condition from deteriorating. If it is essential to renovate or repair your defective brickwork, an established brick repointing contractor in Penkridge can provide an effective solution.

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The construction of any home is only as strong as the bricks and mortar. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with holes, gaps or eroding areas, then draughts and water can enter your property and cause many problems to the structure's integrity. How do you know when your home in Penkridge needs to be repointed?

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Basically, you need to take a good look at the state of the mortar and bricks of your external walls. If you are able to spot issues then you've got an issue. Most of the time you'll be able to see quite clearly any physical signs of deterioration, but in sections which are remote or hidden, such as under eaves or on chimney stacks; you may need the services of a professional to help you.

You also need to think about the safety issues that crumbling or defective mortar joints can cause. The structural strength of your Penkridge property is determined by the condition of the mortar and bricks, and badly damaged areas can adversely have an impact on this. Any weak points in the construction can render a building unstable with major implications and risk to the life of inhabitants.

If bricks have been damaged or weakened over time and are the reason for problems with your mortar joints they may need to be replaced. Any defective bricks identified during the survey by the company will be replaced or repaired before any repointing takes place.

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It may be a situation where in past times your Penkridge home's exterior brick walls have been plasterered over or painted. If there are indications of bubbling, flaking or other damage to painted or rendered brickwork, it may suggest issues with the bricks or mortar permitting moisture to seep into the walls. The only effective way to investigate an issue of this type is by employing a repointing and brickwork specialist who will find the root cause behind the mortar damage. By employing a qualified and reputable repointing company you'll keep your exterior walls in the best possible condition.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN PENKRIDGE?

Repointing takes quite a bit of time to accomplish properly and will entail working up high in the majority of cases. To enable a repointing specialist to accurately evaluate the repair work required on your home they will first have to undertake a visual inspection. This inspection will enable them to give you an itemised quotation for the work required. Remember to always get more than one quote and don't automatically assume the cheapest is the best option.

If you've got hard to reach areas of your house that couldn't be inspected during the original site survey, a further inspection with ladders and possibly scaffolding might be necessary. It's quite possible that this more detailed survey may reveal more problems that may cause the original price quote to increase. If your property in Penkridge is over sixty years old and has never previously been repointed then it is likely to need additional work than a more modern building.

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Repointing work can begin as soon as the problem areas have been uncovered and agreed with the property owner. Most buildings will need a scaffold to provide a secure working platform for the bricklayer or repointing specialists. When this is up then some kind of protective shielding will be fixed in place. This could be polythene sheeting to collect any dirt and debris that's created during the process.

Any external wires, such as satellite or TV cables, will be detached from the walls and pipes may be removed or adjusted to enable access to the brickwork behind. Once the project has been finished and all remedial action carried out these pipes and cables will be fixed back in place.

If your home is painted, rendered or pebble-dashed, these will now have to be removed to enable the repointing team to start the restoration work. After removal of these coverings all the bricks can be cleaned and sanded, this gives the repointers a uniform surface to work with.

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If you haven't decided on a finishing style (Flush, Recessed, Weather Struck or Tuck pointing), or you would like to see how the various pointing methods look on your house, a professional Penkridge repointing specialist will be happy to mock up a test section on your property. This will allow you to get a good idea of the final result and make sure that you are satisfied with the finished product with regard to style and colour.

The joints are now vigorously raked out to remove the old, crumbling mortar and clean the gaps between the bricks. This is a very time consuming process and entails the chipping or grinding away of old mortar and brushing away all the dust and loose debris to provide a nice, clean surface onto which to apply the new mortar. Particular care is made around doors and windows since any movement in the brickwork may lead to problems with their opening and closing.

So that the new mortar does not dry out too fast, the walls will be dampened before the new pointing commences. This makes sure that the mortar stays flexible and enables it to dry out at a slower pace to prevent cracking and generating a weaker joint. Any excess mortar and smears that are left on the bricks can be cleaned off once the mortar has dried out thoroughly. The team will work on the brickwork in sections, cleaning each one as they go before starting on a new patch.

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

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Any render, paint or other wall covering that you require will be re-applied as soon as all remedial work has been concluded. The cables and pipes will be re-attached and the final stage of the repointing project will be to dismantle the scaffold and remove all debris and building waste from the site.

The repointing of your house by a qualified Penkridge company will mean that you need not deal with your exterior brickwork for fifty years or so. Guarantees should be forthcoming for the restoration work and they should be affiliated with with providers and manufacturers from the construction industry covering substandard materials.

Such accreditation might include: the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NHBC (National House-Building Council) and the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), whilst qualifications could range from City & Guilds, NVQ's and Diplomas from construction industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition, each and every worker on the repointing crew who works on your property should be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme to confirm they have the relevant training and skills for their respective role in the project.


Repointing work can be undertaken in Penkridge and also in nearby places like: Pillaton, Dunston, Hednesford, Whiston, Wheaton, Four Ashes, Brewood, Congreve, Bickford, Church Eaton, Cannock, Brocton, Gailey, Longridge, Aston, Huntington, Acton Trussell, Calf Heath, together with these postcodes ST19 5EZ, ST19 5AH, ST19 5BD, ST19 5LB, ST19 5LP, ST19 5QP, ST19 5FF, ST19 5DB, ST19 5HS, ST19 5LQ. Locally based Penkridge repointing specialists will probably have the postcode ST19 and the dialling code 01785. Verifying this can guarantee you're accessing locally based repointing. Penkridge home and business owners are able to utilise these and many other building related services.

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Tuck Pointing Penkridge

What is Tuck Pointing? With old and dilapidated brick or stonework where the mortar joints are unstable and crumbling, tuckpointing is a beneficial restoration procedure. It's a technique which is used to cosmetically accentuate the appearance of walls to give the impression that they are well maintained.

The process involves removing the crumbling, old mortar and replacing it with a new mortar mix which is colour-matched to the stone or brick that makes up the wall. Next, a thin, contrasting line of (usually lighter) mortar is "tucked" in, to make it appear like the joints are tidy and neat, where they previously appreared to be irregular in width.

Without the need for any major work, the outcome of tuckpointing can be quite effective, particularly when viewed from afar, and can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a wall.

Ridge Tile Repointing Penkridge

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 Penkridge. 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.

If the cracks are small and the tile seems firmly bedded, repointing the mortar is an acceptable option. If the cracks in the mortar are as wide as the mortar joint and the ridge tile seems to have some movement, it is a better idea to rebed the whole tile instead of repointing. If you repoint a tile that is no longer firmly bedded, the repair will not last very long and the crack will quickly reoccur.

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.

Penkridge Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Penkridge

There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Penkridge repointing specialist including pointing and re-pointing paving, residential repointing Penkridge, chimney repairs, the repointing of chimneys, brickwork joints raking and repointing, bucket handle repointing, bed joint reinforcement Penkridge, mortar rake grinding, repointing estimates, crack injection Penkridge, strap pointing and repointing, repairs to cracks in brickwork, brick step repointing Penkridge, brickwork repointing, slab repointing Penkridge, the repointing of stone walls, the restoration of damaged brickwork, damaged brickwork replacement Penkridge, brickwork joint raking Penkridge, brick joint repointing, brickwork conservation Penkridge, tile repointing Penkridge, the lime pointing of brickwork and stonework, fireplace restoration, ridge tile repointing Penkridge, repointing mortar joints, mortar joint re-pointing Penkridge, masonry restoration, stone foundation repointing Penkridge, patch repointing Penkridge, weather struck repointing Penkridge, brickwork repointing Penkridge, pebble-dash removal Penkridge, tuck pointing, and scaffolding hire. These are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by local experts in brick repointing. Penkridge professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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With the majority of home improvements or garden makeovers in Penkridge, quite a lot of waste will be created, and you will want to make allowances for this during the planning stage. Whether or not a lot of waste is generated by your repointing work will be determined by the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, other times not so much. Now some tradesmen will be willing to take this waste away for you, and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way, while others will just leave you to dispose of it on your own.

When there's quite a bit of waste, most householders in Penkridge opt to hire a skip. Coming in a wide variety of different sizes, skips can be hired to suit the quantity of waste that you are likely to generate. For small projects you can choose skip bags and mini-skips, for bigger home improvements and landscaping work there are midi-skips and standard builders skips, and for commercial use or really huge projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the preferred alternative.

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Also find: Pillaton repointing, Bickford repointing, Whiston repointing, Longridge repointing, Four Ashes repointing, Calf Heath repointing, Brocton repointing, Acton Trussell repointing, Wheaton repointing, Brewood repointing, Church Eaton repointing, Cannock repointing, Congreve repointing, Aston repointing, Gailey repointing, Dunston repointing, Huntington repointing, Hednesford repointing services and more. Most of these areas are serviced by specialists in repointing. Penkridge householders can get quotations by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Penkridge: People who live in the following streets and roads have recently requested repointing services - Boyden Close, Crown Bridge, Mere Lane, Cheadle Close, Nagington Drive, Boscomoor Close, Leacroft Road, Stone Cross, Bridgewater Close, Henney Close, Saplings Close, Vale Gardens, Elmdon Close, Francis Close, Bartlett Close, Greenways, Brook Close, Frederick Road, Little Marsh Grove, Hatherton Road, Crateford Lane, Market Place, Penkridge Wharf, Streamside Close, Cooke Close, as well as these Penkridge area postcodes: ST19 5EZ, ST19 5AH, ST19 5BD, ST19 5LB, ST19 5LP, ST19 5QP, ST19 5FF, ST19 5DB, ST19 5HS, ST19 5LQ. Work was executed in these locations by experts in repointing. Penkridge home and business owners were given professional and dependable repointing services in all cases.

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Other Tradespeople in Penkridge: When your Penkridge property needs improvements or refurbishments, various different tradespeople might be needed to finish the task, and even though your current search is for repointing in Penkridge, Staffordshire, you could also need the skills of patio cleaners in Penkridge, a building contractor in Penkridge, a loft conversion specialist in Penkridge, a window fitter in Penkridge, a tiler in Penkridge, a carpenter in Penkridge, brickwork cleaning in Penkridge, a roofer in Penkridge, a plasterer in Penkridge, waste removal in Penkridge, a stonemason in Penkridge, a bricklayer in Penkridge, SKIP HIRE in Penkridge, scaffolding in Penkridge, a flooring specialist in Penkridge, and quite possibly others.

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(This repointing Penkridge article was updated by Stephen Locke 06-07-2022)