Repointing Sidmouth

Sidmouth Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Sidmouth Devon (EX10): Regardless of what age your property or home is in Sidmouth, there comes a moment when a bit of maintenance is required. Homes in Sidmouth are impacted by all weathers, pollution and other damaging factors which can have an adverse effect on the state of the cement or mortar between the bricks, and should you see evidence of this you may want to contact an experienced repointing contractor. It is imperative to keep the brickwork in good condition to keep your home watertight, and the most effective solution is to hire a brick repointing expert in Sidmouth.

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The soundness of any house is only as good as the bricks and mortar. The mortar has to be sound, and free of holes or gaps to be able to stop any draughts and water from finding a path into your home. But how can you tell when you need to repoint your brickwork in Sidmouth?

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Simply put, you need to examine your outside walls and check for any damage. Repointing is generally required if you can visually identify some problem areas. Most of the time you will be able to see any physical signs of deterioration, but in areas which are out of reach, such as chimney stacks or under eaves; you may need to call on the services of a professional to help you.

You've also got to consider the safety issues that cracked or crumbling mortar joints could potentially cause. The structural strength of your Sidmouth property is determined by the condition of the mortar and bricks, and badly defective sections can negatively affect this. In properties with chimneys and taller structures, any weakness in the framework of the dwelling can have major implications in respect to property damage and risk of harm.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over the years and are the reason for problems with your mortar joints they might have to be replaced. A professional Sidmouth repointing specialist will replace any deteriorating brickwork before continuing with the mortar repointing to ensure the perfect finish to your home.

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If the exterior walls of your Sidmouth home have been rendered or painted in past times you might notice areas that are prone to damp or discoloured. If you start to detect bubbling, cracks or flaking of the paint or plaster it could all point to more substantial damage under the surface coating. An investigation of this problem, by a professional repointer is the only practical way to make certain the degradation does not spread more widely and trigger structural challenges in the future. Any decent repointing expert in Sidmouth will be capable of performing this service and keep your home safe and looking awesome.


Repointing can be a lengthy process and may entail working at considerable height, subject to your property type. To allow a repointing business to accurately evaluate the remedial work that is needed on your house they will first need to undertake a visual inspection. This inspection will enable them to offer you an itemised quotation for the the whole job. It is invariably best to get price quotes from different repointing companies in Sidmouth and study the standard of service that each of them provides.

It might be that in the first on-site survey there were some sections of your house that were inaccessible or out-of-reach and in this instance a second, more thorough survey may be necessary. This second survey could reveal different trouble spots that could have an impact on the initial price quote. If you have an older home in Sidmouth that's more than sixty years old, it is far more likely to require restorative work on repointing than a more modern structure.

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Work can begin as soon as any trouble spots have been detected and agreed with the owner of the property. Most homes will need a scaffold to provide a secure working platform for the repointing team. Once the scaffolding is up some protective sheeting will be attached to the outside of it. This helps to prevent any damage to property and minimise the risk of injury to people in the vicinity of the scaffold.

All exterior wires, such as satellite or TV cables, will be removed from the walls and any pipes may be removed or adjusted to allow access to the brickwork behind. This is of course only a temporary measure and they'll be put back in their proper position as soon as all repointing work has been concluded.

To enable the repointers to access the affected brickwork, any paint, rendering or pebble-dash will now have to be removed before work can commence. After the removal of such coverings all of the bricks can be cleaned and sanded, this gives the repointing team a uniform surface to work with.

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A reputable Sidmouth repointing company will be willing to prepare a test panel on your property in order to help you to choose the different mortar finishes that are available, (Recessed, Weather Struck, Tuck or Flush pointing). This test panel will allow you to visualise how each of the variations compares with one another and also which complements the style of your home best.

The next step is to take out the old, crumbling mortar in stages by raking and cleaning out the joints in the brickwork. This is an incredibly time consuming stage and entails the grinding or chipping away of old mortar and brushing out any dust and loose debris to provide a good platform onto which to apply the new mortar. Any window and door openings will be paid extra care by the repointers to avoid any distortion of the frames or having too much mortar applied which could cause problems in their closing and opening.

So that the new mortar doesn't dry out too quickly, the walls will be dampened before any new pointing is started. This slower drying time stops the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which can create a compromised joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned away once the mortar has had sufficient time for drying. The team will tackle the brickwork in sections, pointing and cleaning each one in turn before moving on to a new patch.

If any chimney repairs, lead flashing work or brick replacement is found to be needed by the repointing company during the work, now's the time that these tasks will be undertaken.

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Any rendering, paint or other wall covering that you require will be applied once all the remedial work has been completed. The pipes and cables will be re-positioned and the final stage of the project will be to dismantle the scaffold and remove all debris and building waste from the site.

Your brick repair and repointing should be good for another 50-60 years as long as it's undertaken by a qualified and experienced repointing company in Sidmouth. They ought to also provide you with a warranty for their work and be supported by professional qualifications in the building industry.

Accreditation could take many forms, however those that are prominent in relation to bricklaying and repointing are: the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NHBC (National House-Building Council) and the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), with certifications and qualifications from industry forerunners such as the Chartered Institute of Building. Every individual who does work on repairing and repointing your house should additionally be a member of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be willing to confirm their ability and skills by showing an appropriate CSCS card.

Repointing work can be carried out in Sidmouth and also in: Bowd, Newton Poppleford, Woolbrook, Bicton, Salcombe Regis, Colaton Raleigh, Otterton, Ottery St Mary, Whimple, Seaton, Aylesbeare, Stowford, Branscombe, Pinn, Sidford, Weston, Farway, together with these postcodes EX10 1TH, EX10 8LS, EX10 8BU, EX10 1TD, EX10 1SF, EX10 8ES, EX10 1BR, EX10 0NX, EX10 8NP, EX10 1SQ. Locally based Sidmouth repointing services will most likely have the dialling code 01395 and the postcode EX10. Checking this out should ensure that you access local repointing. Sidmouth home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other building related services.

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Devon Repointing Enquiries

Repointing Enquiries Devon

Recently posted Devon repointing customer job requests: Ameera Arnold recently asked for a quote for repointing a stone garden wall in Kilmington. Alvin Reid recently enquired about getting a price for repointing and re-rendering a cottage in Drewsteignton, Devon. Mr and Mrs Cumming recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a terraced house in Landkey. Krish Mcfadden recently requested a quotation for rebedding and repointing a roof on a bungalow in Combe Martin, Devon. Codie Rodrigues and Precious Rodrigues recently enquired about repointing the exterior walls of bungalow in Thurlestone. Mr and Mrs Walsh recently requested an estimate for repointing a chimney stack on a terraced house in Wembury, Devon. Mr and Mrs Franks recently requested a price quote for repointing a four bedroom detached house in Lamerton, Devon. Zain Sheppard and Margot Sheppard recently asked for an estimate for repointing a semi-detached house in Wembury.

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Repointing is carried out in Sidmouth every day of the week, so it is quite likely that someone you know will have had repointing done in the past, so ask friends and family for a recommendation. Word of mouth is recognised as the most reliable sort of endorsement, and more than 80% of homeowners in Sidmouth would favour this kind of recommendation above any other. You should get a list of at least 2 or 3 repointing specialists and obtain a job quote from each of them.

Sidmouth Repointing Tasks

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Sidmouth repointing specialist including pointing and re-pointing crazy paving, facade restoration, strap pointing and re-pointing Sidmouth, fireplace restoration Sidmouth, tuck pointing, domestic repointing in Sidmouth, stone re-pointing Sidmouth, re-mortars to brick joints Sidmouth, cheap re-pointing, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints, crack repairs to brickwork Sidmouth, crack injection, chimney repointing, the replacement of damaged brickwork, brick joint repairs, masonry and brickwork decorating, damaged brickwork repairs Sidmouth, brickwork repointing Sidmouth, brick conservation, the repointing of slabs, lime mortar re-pointing, the repointing of patios Sidmouth, stone restoration Sidmouth, pebble-dash removal Sidmouth, weather struck re-pointing, repointing services, brickwork joint raking Sidmouth, ribbon re-pointing Sidmouth, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just an example of the duties that are accomplished by experts in repointing. Sidmouth professionals will tell you about their entire range of services.

Sidmouth Skip Hire

Skip Hire Sidmouth

Let's be honest, most garden makeovers or home improvements in Sidmouth tend to create a substantial amount of waste. According to your individual situation, repointing work will result in different levels of waste. If the tradespeople you use don't deal with waste removal, and it hasn't been included on your quotation, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

If you're like most property owners in Sidmouth, you will hire a skip to dispose of this waste. You ought to be able to get a skip that is suitable for you, because they come in a wide variety of sizes. Most skip hire providers in Sidmouth offer skip bags, mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and even roll-on roll-off skips for different home and commercial uses.

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Also find: Salcombe Regis repointing, Sidford repointing, Branscombe repointing, Whimple repointing, Pinn repointing, Aylesbeare repointing, Stowford repointing, Woolbrook repointing, Otterton repointing, Ottery St Mary repointing, Newton Poppleford repointing, Colaton Raleigh repointing, Seaton repointing, Bicton repointing, Farway repointing, Weston repointing, Bowd repointing services and more. Most of these areas are serviced by specialists in repointing. Sidmouth home and property owners can get repointing estimates by going here.

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Repointing Around Sidmouth: Repointing services were recently needed by householders living in Cotford Road, Lockyer Avenue, Ballard Grove, Buckton Lane, Ivy Close, Ascerton Road, Lymebourne Lane, Trow Hill, Cotmaton Road, Two Bridges Road, Knapp Hill, Higher Brook Meadow, Ridgeway Close, Lennox Avenue, All Saint's Road, Heritage Way, Manor Close, Sid Lane, Green Mount, Fairmead, The Esplanade, Packhorse Close, Broadway, Lymebourne Avenue, Malden Road, Peak Hill Road, Regency Gate, Milford Avenue and these Sidmouth postcodes: EX10 1TH, EX10 8LS, EX10 8BU, EX10 1TD, EX10 1SF, EX10 8ES, EX10 1BR, EX10 0NX, EX10 8NP, EX10 1SQ. Work was carried out in these places by experts in repointing. Sidmouth homeowners benefited from reliable and top notch repointing services in every case.

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(This repointing Sidmouth page was updated by S. N. Locke 16-05-2022)