Repointing Snodland

Snodland Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Snodland Kent (ME6): All properties in Snodland will at some point require a little maintenance. Properties in Snodland are hit by all sorts of weather, pollution and other damaging factors which can affect the state of the cement or mortar between the brickwork, and should you discover evidence of this you will have to get in touch with a professional repointing contractor. A competent brick repointing company in Snodland will provide an efficient solution to repair your brickwork and guarantee that it stays watertight.

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The soundness of any structure is only as good as the bricks and mortar. If the mortar is in a bad condition with gaps, holes or eroding areas, then water or draughts can enter your home and cause many issues with the integrity of the structure. How can you tell when your house in Snodland needs repointing?

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Basically, you need to have a close look at the state of the bricks and mortar of your exterior walls. If you find damage or areas that look different to the remainder of the building, you may need to contact a professional repointing contractor for a more thorough investigation. In places such as on chimneys or under eaves it may be necessary for a professional to check, however you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of degradation.

It isn't just the visual appearance that's at risk if your home in Snodland needs to be repointed, there are issues of safety to also consider. Mortar is the binding agent that holds the shape and structure together in any Snodland house, and if badly damaged can have an impact on the overall integrity of a structure. If this is impaired, the framework can become unsound, which with regards to higher buildings or chimney stacks, can cause serious damage and be a risk to life.

If bricks have been weakened or damaged over time and are the cause of the problems with your mortar they might need to be removed and replaced. Any deteriorating bricks identified during the inspection by the repointing contractor will be repaired or replaced before any mortar repointing takes place.

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Many Snodland properties in past times had their exterior brick walls painted or plastered over to help protect the brickwork. If there are signs of bubbling, flaking or other damage to painted or rendered brickwork, it could suggest problems with the mortar or bricks letting dampness to seep into the walls. To stop the deterioration spreading and leading to more serious problems at a later date, it is wise to seek the advice of a repointing specialist who can investigate the root cause of the issue. By using a qualified and reputable repointing specialist you will keep your exterior walls in the best possible condition.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN SNODLAND?

Repointing takes quite a bit of time to complete properly and will entail working at height in a lot of cases. A visual inspection is the first step in the process and will determine the extent of remedial work required on your brickwork. This survey will allow them to provide you with a price quote for the work required and the labour costs. Never assume all repointing companies in Snodland provide the same level of service and the lowest estimate might not always be the best choice.

A second site survey might be needed when you accept a quote and could involve the use of ladders, or perhaps even a scaffold, to gain access to hard to reach sections of your home. This second survey might uncover additional problem areas that might impact on the initial price quote. If you've got an older home in Snodland that is over 60 years old, it is far more likely to need restorative work on repointing than a more contemporary property.

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A reliable repointing company in Snodland will go over any issues found with your brickwork and explore the most effective options for remedial action before starting any actual work. It is likely your repointing company will need a scaffold in order to have a sturdy platform while doing the work on your home. Once the scaffolding is in place some protective sheeting will be fixed on its outer side. This may be polythene sheeting to trap any debris and dust that's created during the repairs.

Pipework and wires might need to be adjusted or removed to enable easier access to the brickwork behind them. When the project has been completed and all repointing work carried out these these will be put back in place.

If your property has previously been rendered, pebble-dashed or painted, these coatings will now have to be removed to allow the repointers to press on with the renovation project. When this has been removed the brickwork is diligently sanded and cleaned to establish an even surface to work on.

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A reputable Snodland repointing company will be willing to prepare a small test panel on your brickwork in order to help you picture the various different mortar styles that are available, (Flush, Recessed, Weather Struck or Tuck pointing). This enables you to see how each design will look on your property and demonstrate the different colours and styles that are available.

Now the messy work begins as the old, crumbling mortar is removed by raking and cleaning out the joints. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming because the joints need to have all the debris, old mortar and dust removed so as to end up with a good bonding area for the application of new mortar. Any windows and doors will be given extra attention by the repointing team to avoid any distortions of the frames or having excess mortar applied which could lead to problems with their opening and closing.

Something that should be avoided is the rapid drying out of the new mortar, and this can be prevented by dampening the walls. This slower drying time stops the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which creates a compromised joint. When it has dried sufficiently it's time to clean off any smears and excess mortar from the surrounding brickwork. The walls will usually be divided into areas, and each one in turn will be repointed, left to dry, and then cleaned up before the repointers move on to a new section.

If any brick replacement, chimney repairs or lead flashing replacement is found to be needed by the repointing company as part of the project, now is the time when these jobs will be carried out.

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After cleaning the brickwork for a final time, to obtain a uniform appearance, any re-painting, rendering or pebble-dashing of the finished wall surfaces can take place. The final stage of the project will entail all pipes, cables and other fittings mounted back into their rightful locations, the scaffold taken down and all waste removed and disposed of.

A reputable Snodland repointing and bricklaying company will provide a solution that will last at least sixty years. They ought to also give you a guarantee for their work and be supported by professional certifications and qualifications in the building industry.

Such accreditation might include the likes of: the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), the NHBC (National House-Building Council) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), while qualifications might range from Diplomas, NVQ's and City & Guilds from industry specialists such as the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). Furthermore, every one of the repointing team who carries out work on your home should hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to verify they have the appropriate skills and training to be working on the project.


Repointing work can be done in Snodland and also in nearby places like: Upper Hallin, New Hythe, Larkfield, Burham, Blue Bell Hill, Cuxton, Aylesford, Ham Hill, Birling, Rochester, Meopham, Upper Halling, Eccles, Wouldham, Luddesdown, Halling, Ryarsh, Holborough, and in these postcodes ME20 6ZF, ME19 4PY, ME19 4JW, ME19 4EX, ME20 7WF, ME20 7RB, ME6 5GR, ME6 5EW, ME6 5HJ, ME6 5AB. Local Snodland repointing services will likely have the phone code 01634 and the postcode ME6. Checking this should guarantee you access local repointing. Snodland property owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other building related services.

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Tuckpointing Snodland

Where brickwork is old or deteriorating, tuckpointing is a procedure for repointing crumbling and unstable mortar. To give the illusion that they are in good shape, it is a technique which is used to aesthetically accentuate the appearance of walls.

The crumbling, old mortar is removed and replaced with a mix that is colour-matched to the brick or stone in the wall. Then a thin strip of (usually lighter) mortar which is contrasting in colour is "tucked" in, giving the impression that the previously wide and irregular joints are even and neat.

Particularly when observed from a distance, the results of tuck-pointing can be quite remarkable, and without carrying out any major renovations, can dramatically enhance the visual appearance of a wall.

Ask Friends and Family

In many circumstances, people ask family members or friends if they've got anyone they would recommend, and will typically take their word and hire the repointing service that is suggested. Is this really the best way to get good quality repointing? Possibly not, because your relative or friends' needs could have been different to yours, but it is a decent place to start. Word of mouth is typically seen as much better than commercial advertising and reviews, as it provides a clearer idea of quality, and comes directly from the mouth of somebody who you trust. To get an idea of prices you will want to obtain at least three or four estimates from your list of prospective contractors.

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While it is exciting to do garden revamps or home improvements on your property in Snodland, a major drawback can be having to get rid of the waste which is generated afterwards. Your specific repointing work might generate hardly any waste, and there again it could produce a lot. It might be the case that the removal of waste is referred to in the quotation, because some tradespeople are happy to remove waste as an integral part of the process. Make sure that you check this, because you may be landed with doing your own waste removal.

Regardless of whether the tradesperson is sorting this out or you're doing it yourself, hiring a skip will often be the best solution for waste removal. No matter what quantity of waste you've got, there will be a perfect skip size available. You can choose from a mini-skip, a midi-skip, a builders skip or a roll-on roll-off skip, or you could even go with the skip bag alternative.

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Snodland Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Snodland

There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Snodland repointing specialist including house pointing and re-pointing Snodland, stone wall repointing, the repointing of patios Snodland, the restoration of damaged brickwork Snodland, brickwork joint raking Snodland, cheap repointing, residential repointing, masonry and brickwork decorating Snodland, lime mortar repointing, masonry restoration, stone restoration, the repointing of brickwork joints Snodland, tuck pointing Snodland, mortar raking, repointing services, the repointing and pointing of brickwork Snodland, the lime pointing of stonework and brickwork, chimney repointing, ribbon pointing and re-pointing, chimney repairs, strap repointing Snodland, stone pointing and re-pointing Snodland, repointing work on mortar joints Snodland, paint removal from brickwork, and repointing scaffolding. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by experts in brick repointing. Snodland specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.

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Also find: Luddesdown repointing, Blue Bell Hill repointing, Holborough repointing, Meopham repointing, Cuxton repointing, Upper Halling repointing, Aylesford repointing, Eccles repointing, New Hythe repointing, Ryarsh repointing, Halling repointing, Upper Hallin repointing, Burham repointing, Rochester repointing, Ham Hill repointing, Wouldham repointing, Larkfield repointing, Birling repointing services and more. Most of these places are catered for by specialists in repointing. Snodland residents can get repointing quotes by going here.

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Repointing Around Snodland: Repointing services were recently required by homeowners living in Linnitt Road, Busbridge Road, Hendy Road, Coombe Close, Bramley Road, High Street, Pout Road, Sharnal Lane, Higham Avenue, St Benedict Road, Hook Road, Tilghman Way, Dowling Close, Thomson Close, Cooper Road, Alisander Close, Booth Close, Midsummer Road, Charles Close, Catts Alley, Oxford Street, Orchard Way, Brook Lane, Vauxhall Crescent, Cemetery Road, Freelands Road, Birling Hill and these Snodland postcodes: ME20 6ZF, ME19 4PY, ME19 4JW, ME19 4EX, ME20 7WF, ME20 7RB, ME6 5GR, ME6 5EW, ME6 5HJ, ME6 5AB. These areas recently saw activity by experts in repointing. Snodland home and business owners enjoyed competent and professional repointing services in all cases.

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(This repointing Snodland article was written by Stephen Locke 20-10-21)