Repointing Sittingbourne

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Repointing Sittingbourne Kent (ME9): No matter how old your property or home in Sittingbourne is, there will come a time when a little maintenance is required. Properties in Sittingbourne are impacted by all sorts of pollution, weather and other damaging factors which can have a detrimental effect on the condition of the mortar or cement between the bricks, and if you notice evidence of this you may want to contact a reliable repointing contractor. It's imperative to keep your brickwork in good shape to keep your property watertight, and the most cost effective solution is to hire the services of a brick repointing specialist in Sittingbourne.

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The construction of any structure is only as strong as its mortar and bricks. To keep a house dry and warm the mortar has to be in sufficiently good condition to prevent any water or draughts from forcing their way in through gaps or holes. How can you tell when your property in Sittingbourne needs to be repointed?

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It's just a case of visually checking your brickwork. If you discover damaged areas or sections which look different to the rest of the house, you might want to speak to a local repointing specialist for further investigation. It might be better to use a specialist to inspect remote and hard to reach places like under eaves or on chimney stacks, however in most houses you ought to be able to spot any indications of damage fairly easily.

It's not only aesthetics which are in jeopardy if your house in Sittingbourne needs repointing, there are issues of safety to consider as well. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Sittingbourne property and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. Any weak points in the structural integrity can render a building unstable with serious consequences and maybe even a risk to life.

It could possibly be that missing or eroding mortar has been caused by damaged brickwork. A reliable Sittingbourne repointing contractor will repair any damaged bricks before completing the mortar repointing to ensure the best possible finish to your house.

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Many Sittingbourne homes in past times have had their external walls rendered with plaster or painted to help protect the brickwork. If you start to detect flaking, cracks or bubbling of the render or paint it could point to more severe damage under the surface coating. To stop the deterioration from spreading and causing more severe problems as time goes on, it is wise to seek the advice of a repointing specialist who can investigate the root cause of the problem. Any reputable repointing business in Sittingbourne will be able to perform this service and make certain that your property is safe, sound and looking good.

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Repointing takes time to complete correctly and will entail working at height in a lot of cases. A visual inspection is the initial step in this process and will assess the magnitude of remedial work that is needed on your home. This will allow them to offer you a price quote for the repointing work needed. Don't assume that all repointing companies in Sittingbourne provide the same standard of service and the cheapest estimate may not always be the best choice.

A further site survey might be required as soon as you accept a price quote and might include the use of step ladders, or possibly even scaffolding, to get to out-of-reach sections of your house. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey could reveal further problems that might cause the original estimate to increase. The older the structure is, the more likely it is to need repointing, and this is particularly true for those houses in Sittingbourne over sixty years old.

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Once the problems have been identified then reparation work can begin. Most buildings will need to have scaffolding erected to establish a sturdy platform for the bricklayer. Some form of protective shielding or sheeting should then be attached to the outside of the scaffold. This helps to avoid any damage to property and minimise the risk of injury to anyone in the vicinity of the scaffolding.

Cabling and pipes will have to be adjusted or removed to allow easier access to the walls behind them. Once the project has been completed and all repointing work carried out these pipes and cables will be fixed back in position.

To allow the repointing team to access the affected brickwork, any rendering, paint or pebble-dash will now have to be removed before work may start. The brickwork that's hiding behind such coverings will be cleaned and sanded to ensure a uniform finish for your exterior walls.

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To help you choose the style of repointing finish to your walls, a reliable Sittingbourne repointing contractor will be happy to demonstrate the various different pointing styles (Weather Struck, Flush, Recessed or Tuck), by creating a test panel on your wall. This pointing test panel will allow you to visualise how each technique compares to each other and also which one matches the style of your house best.

The brick joints are now raked out to remove the old mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This is a laborious procedure where any debris, dust and old mortar must be carefully cleaned away to provide a satisfactory binding surface for the new mortar. Special care and attention is taken around doors and windows because any movement in the brickwork could lead to problems with their closing and opening.

Before fresh mortar is administered, the brickwork will be dampened to prevent it from setting too quickly. This delayed drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which can lead to a weaker joint. During the application of the mortar there'll be smears and some excess mortar on the brickwork which can look sloppy, however this will be removed once it's dried. A wire brush can be used to clean the wall areas which have been completed before moving on to the next section of the wall requiring work.

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

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Any paint, render or other wall coverings that you need will be re-applied once all remedial repointing work has been concluded. The cables and pipes will be re-attached and the final stage of the project will be to dismantle the scaffold and dispose of all building waste and debris.

Your brick repair and repointing should be good for fifty to sixty years so long as it's applied by a certified and reputable repointing contractor in Sittingbourne. Guarantees that are offered for the repointing should be affiliated with with providers and manufacturers from the building industry covering substandard materials.

Accreditation can take various forms, but those that stand out with regards to repointing are: the National House Building Council, the Federation of Master Builders and the National Federation of Building Contractors, with certifications and qualifications from industry forerunners like the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Every individual who works on your repointing project is also required to be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be prepared to prove their skills and ability by showing an appropriate CSCS card.


Repointing work can be undertaken in Sittingbourne and also in: Chestnut Street, Tonge, Murston, Kemsley, Rainham, Bapchild, Borden, Highsted, Snipeshill, Chalkwell, Rodmersham Green, Bobbing, Tunstall, Oad Street, Rodmersham, Upchurch, Milton Regis, Milstead, and in these postcodes ME10 1BS, ME10 1ND, ME10 1QW, ME10 1LR, ME10 1AS, ME10 1BN, ME10 1JF, ME10 1HU, ME10 1DG, ME10 1LY. Locally based Sittingbourne repointing specialists will probably have the dialling code 01795 and the postcode ME9. Checking this should ensure that you access local repointing. Sittingbourne property owners are able to benefit from these and many other building related services.

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With old and deteriorating brick or stonework where the mortar is unstable and crumbling, tuckpointing is an effective restoration process. To give the illusion that they are in good shape, it is a technique which is used to aesthetically accentuate the appearance of walls.

First of all, the old, crumbling mortar is removed, and this is then replaced with a new coloured mortar which matches the colour of the stone or brick in the wall. Then to make it appear like the joints are even and neat, where in fact the joints are actually wide and irregular in width, a narrow contrasting strip of lighter mortar is "tucked" in.

The results of tuckpointing can be quite eye-catching, particularly when seen from a distance, and can substantially enhance the visual appearance of a wall without the requirement for disruptive renovations. You should also be able to get tuckpointing done in Chestnut Street, Tonge, Murston, Kemsley, Rainham, Bapchild, Borden, Highsted, Snipeshill, Chalkwell, Rodmersham Green, Bobbing, Tunstall, Oad Street, Rodmersham, Upchurch, Milton Regis, Milstead, and and of course in Sittingbourne.

Ask Family & Friends

It is not that unlikely that a person you know in Sittingbourne will have had repointing done in the past, therefore you could ask friends, family and neighbours for recommendations of repointing services they have found to be good. Favourable word of mouth endorsements are preferred by most people in Sittingbourne (over eighty percent according to studies), so if you know of a family member or a friend who's had repointing carried out, ask them if they are prepared to recommend somebody. You'll need to get at least three job quotes from your shortlist of potential repointing services in Sittingbourne.

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Sittingbourne repointing specialist including chimney repairs Sittingbourne, bed joint reinforcement Sittingbourne, pointing and re-pointing mortar joints, stone re-pointing, weather struck pointing, rubble masonry Sittingbourne, brickwork joint raking and repair Sittingbourne, mortar rake grinding Sittingbourne, repairs to cracked brickwork, brickwork joint raking Sittingbourne, damaged brickwork replacement, patio repointing Sittingbourne, repointing work on mortar joints Sittingbourne, residential repointing, the re-pointing of brick joints, brickwork conservation Sittingbourne, the repointing of slabs Sittingbourne, repointing of garden walls Sittingbourne, brickwork pointing and repointing Sittingbourne, house pointing and repointing Sittingbourne, chimney repointing, repointing price quotes Sittingbourne, industrial repointing Sittingbourne, brick & mortar tinting, paint removal from brick, repointing of brickwork Sittingbourne, repointing services in Sittingbourne, bucket handle pointing and re-pointing Sittingbourne, and repointing scaffolds. These are just a few of the tasks that are handled by experts in repointing. Sittingbourne professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

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Also find: Chalkwell repointing, Rainham repointing, Tonge repointing, Oad Street repointing, Rodmersham Green repointing, Kemsley repointing, Milton Regis repointing, Murston repointing, Tunstall repointing, Highsted repointing, Borden repointing, Milstead repointing, Snipeshill repointing, Bobbing repointing, Chestnut Street repointing, Bapchild repointing, Rodmersham repointing, Upchurch repointing services and more. All these villages and towns are catered for by experts in repointing. Sittingbourne home and business owners can get quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Sittingbourne: Repointing services were recently necessary for householders living in Swanstree Avenue, Brookes Place, Clive Road, Cranbrook Drive, Draysfield, Cross Lane, Bruges Court, Burnham Close, Dalewood, Crown Quay Lane, Somerset Close, Crossways, Chappell Way, Barrow Grove, Cedar Close, Deans Hill, Bassett Road, Cumberland Drive, Cherryfields, Dane Close, Cardine Close, Terrace Road, Anselm Close, Cedar Gardens, Trotts Hall Gardens, Brambling Rise, Albany Road, Belnor Avenue and these Sittingbourne postcodes: ME10 1BS, ME10 1ND, ME10 1QW, ME10 1LR, ME10 1AS, ME10 1BN, ME10 1JF, ME10 1HU, ME10 1DG, ME10 1LY. These locations recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Sittingbourne householders benefited from high quality and dependable repointing services in every case.

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