Repointing Rishton

Rishton Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Rishton Lancashire (BB1): All buildings in Rishton require a little maintenance from time to time. If you have noticed the mortar between the bricks on your Rishton home is crumbling or cracking, you need professional assistance to prevent the problem from deteriorating further. It is essential to keep the brickwork in excellent condition to keep your home watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to hire the services of a brick repointing expert in Rishton.

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It should be remembered that any home is only as sturdy as the bricks and mortar that hold it together. If the mortar is in a poor condition with gaps, holes or crumbling spots, then draughts and water can enter your property and cause many issues with the integrity of the structure. Is it fairly easy to figure out when you might need to do some repointing?

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It's just a matter of visually checking your brickwork. If you find damaged areas or parts that look different to the rest of the building, you might need to contact a local repointing company for further investigation. In most instances you'll be able to see any physical signs of deterioration, however in areas which are remote or hidden, such as chimneys or under eaves; you might need the services of a professional to assist you.

Crumbling mortar doesn't only look terrible, it can lead to safety issues as well. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Rishton property and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. In higher structures and houses with chimney stacks, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have severe implications in respect to property damage and risk of harm.

It may be that eroding or missing mortar is the result of damaged brickwork. A reputable brick repointing specialist in Rishton will quickly identify any sections that need possible replacement and offer a service to refurbish the brickwork while doing the repointing.

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If the exterior walls of your Rishton property have been painted or plastered over in the past you could notice areas that are discoloured or prone to dampness. If there are any signs of flaking, peeling or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it might suggest problems with the mortar or bricks permitting dampness to seep into the walls. An inspection of this issue, by a professional contractor is the only reliable way to make sure that the deterioration doesn't spread further and trigger structural challenges as time goes on. Through the use of a qualified and reputable repointing company you will keep your exterior walls in the best condition possible.


Repointing is a lengthy process and can entail working at height, subject to the layout of your property. A visual inspection is the first step in this process and will ascertain the scope of the remedial work required on your house. This survey will enable them to offer you a price quote for the necessary work. Remember to always get more than one price quote and don't automatically assume the cheapest is the best option.

If you have inaccessible sections of your home that were unable to be assessed during the initial on-site survey, a second inspection with extending ladders and perhaps scaffolding could be needed. A price quote after the follow-up survey could even be higher thanks to issues identified in this more detailed inspection. If your home in Rishton is over sixty years old and has never previously been repointed then it's likely to need additional work compared to a more contemporary building.

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Work can start once any trouble spots have been confirmed and discussed with the owner of the property. Even bungalows and single storey buildings might need some sort of scaffolding to establish a safe platform for your repointing team to work from. When this is up then some type of protective sheeting will be fixed in position. This helps to prevent any property damage and minimise any injury risk to anyone in the immediate working area.

Any exterior wiring, such as TV or satellite cables, will be removed from the walls and any piping will be removed or adjusted to allow easy access to the brickwork behind. When the repointing work is completed all of these will be put back into their proper positions.

If your house has been rendered, painted or pebble-dashed, these will now have to be removed to enable the repointers to commence the repair work. Once this has been removed the bricks can be meticulously cleaned and sanded to provide an even surface to work on.

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If you've not yet settled upon a a pointing style (Flush, Weather Struck, Recessed or Tuck pointing), or you wish to see how the various different pointing methods look on your home, a competent Rishton repointing company will be willing to produce a test section on your property. This helps you to see how each design will look on your house and showcase the different styles and colours available.

The joints are now raked out to remove the old mortar and clean the gaps between the bricks. This can be a laborious procedure where the old mortar and any dust or loose debris has to be painstakingly cleaned away to produce a good bonding surface for the new mortar. Particular attention is made around doors and windows because any movement in the brickwork could lead to problems with their opening and closing.

When the joints are clean, the brickwork will be dampened to help stop the new mortar from drying out too rapidly and ultimately cracking. This keeps the mortar flexible and allows it to dry at a gentler pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weaker joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the bricks can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar has had sufficient time for drying. The repointers will tackle the brickwork in sections, cleaning each one as they go before moving on to a new area.

It's quite possible that as the repointing team are working they could find damaged bricks that need replacing, or perhaps a problem with faulty lead flashing or a chimney stack, and a professional company will be ideally placed to carry out such repair work as they progress.

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Any rendering, paint or other wall covering that you require will be put back as soon as all of the remedial work has been completed. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables are placed back in position, scaffolding will be dismantled and all the debris and waste is taken away from the site.

An established Rishton repointing and bricklaying specialist will provide a solution that should last as long as sixty years. Warranties that are provided for the repointing should be affiliated with with manufacturers and providers from the building industry covering defective materials.

If a repointing company has qualifications or accreditations from trade organisations such as the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), you can be certain that you're working with an experienced and trustworthy provider. Every person who works on your repointing project should additionally be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be prepared to verify their ability and skills by showing their CSCS card.

Repointing work can be done in Rishton and also in: Great Harwood, Shadsworth, Accrington, Brownhill, Whitebirk, Langho, Whinny Heights, Knuzden Brook, Billington, Blackburn, Ramsgreave, Intack, Church, Oswaldtwistle, Wilpshire, Scaitcliffe, as well as in these postcodes BB1 4BN, BB1 4DU, BB1 4JF, BB1 4NP, BB1 4NG, BB1 4JB, BB1 4LY, BB1 4NL, BB1 4LL, BB1 4LD. Locally based Rishton repointing services will probably have the phone code 01254 and the postcode BB1. Checking this should ensure that you access local repointing. Rishton home and business owners can utilise these and many other similar services.

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Rishton Repointing Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Rishton repointing specialist including rubble masonry, the re-pointing of brick joints Rishton, stone re-pointing, masonry repairs Rishton, garden wall repointing Rishton, brick joint repointing Rishton, strap pointing, brick joint raking and repointing, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints, facade restoration Rishton, brick & mortar tinting, stone strengthening, bed joint reinforcement Rishton, lime mortar repointing Rishton, brickwork crack repairs, repairs to cracked brickwork, re-pointing paving, the repointing of patios Rishton, mortar raking Rishton, the repointing of gable ends Rishton, damaged brickwork replacement, the lime pointing of brick joints, tuck pointing, pointing and repointing crazy paving Rishton, residential repointing, brick and masonry decorating Rishton, the repointing of slabs Rishton, cheap re-pointing Rishton, and repointing scaffolding. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are handled by experts in brick repointing. Rishton specialists will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

Family and Friends

Often it is recommendations from neighbours and friends for a particular individual or company that can be the best source of repointing options in Rishton. After all, word of mouth testimonials are more likely to be accepted, and this should come as no big surprise, since we all like to chat about products and services to our family and friends. From your shortlist of tradesmen, make an effort to get a minimum of 3 estimates.


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Also find: Langho repointing, Wilpshire repointing, Whitebirk repointing, Oswaldtwistle repointing, Brownhill repointing, Intack repointing, Knuzden Brook repointing, Whinny Heights repointing, Billington repointing, Ramsgreave repointing, Great Harwood repointing, Accrington repointing, Shadsworth repointing, Church repointing, Blackburn repointing, Scaitcliffe repointing services and more. All of these locations are served by specialists in repointing. Rishton home and property owners can get repointing quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Rishton: Folks who live in the following streets have just recently enquired about repointing services - Woodside Avenue, Thornhill Avenue, Beech Close, Rishton Road, Cedar Close, Highfield Road, Ulverston Drive, Blackburn Road, Whalley Old Road, Tottleworth Road, Hartington Street, Derby Street, Windermere Drive, Company Street, Hick's Terrace, Chapel Street, High Street, Daniell Street, Livesey Street, Holt Street, St Albans Road, Devonshire Road, Westwood Avenue, Accrington Road, Station Road, Ash Close, as well as the following Rishton area postcodes: BB1 4BN, BB1 4DU, BB1 4JF, BB1 4NP, BB1 4NG, BB1 4JB, BB1 4LY, BB1 4NL, BB1 4LL, BB1 4LD. Work was conducted in these areas by experts in repointing. Rishton householders enjoyed the benefits of professional and dependable repointing services on every occasion.

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(This repointing Rishton page was updated by Steve Locke 16-05-2022)