Repointing Southborough

Southborough Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Southborough Kent (TN4): All homes and buildings in Southborough need a little maintenance every now and then. If the brickwork on your Southborough house looks a bit shabby with missing or crumbling mortar, you'll want to act quickly to prevent the condition from worsening. If you need to renovate or repair your weakened brickwork, an established brick repointing company in Southborough can provide an efficient solution.

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It must always be remembered that any house is only as strong as the mortar and bricks which hold it together. The mortar has to be sound, without any holes or gaps to be able to stop any draughts and moisture from finding a way into your house. But how do you know exactly when you need to do repointing your brickwork in Southborough?

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It's merely a matter of checking your brickwork visually. Repointing is normally necessary if you can visually identify a problem area. In most cases you'll be able to see any physical signs of damage, however in areas that are out of reach, such as chimneys or under eaves; you might need the services of a specialist to help you.

It's not only aesthetics which are in jeopardy if your home in Southborough needs repointing, there are questions of safety to also consider. The structural integrity of any Southborough property is only as strong as its mortar and bricks. Any weak points in the construction can render a building unstable with severe implications and risk to the life of inhabitants.

If your mortar has been neglected through the years, or you're renovating an older building in Southborough, you might also need to repair brickwork that has been weakened or damaged. Any damaged bricks found during the survey by the company will be repaired or replaced before any repointing is completed.

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It could be the case that in past times your Southborough property's exterior brick walls were rendered or painted. If there are any signs of bubbling, flaking or other degradation to rendered and painted brickwork, it could be a warning of issues with the bricks or mortar letting dampness to seep into the walls. To stop the degradation spreading and causing more serious issues at a later date, it is best to seek the advice of a repointing specialist who can figure out the root cause of the problem. A professional repointing company in Southborough can achieve this and help to keep your property in the best condition possible.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN SOUTHBOROUGH?

It takes time to repoint a building and, depending on the style of your home, can also involve working up high. To allow a repointing business to accurately evaluate the remedial work that is needed on your property they will first need to carry out a visual survey. A thorough inspection is the best way by which a repointing company can offer you a price quote for the volume of work required on your damaged brickwork. Don't assume that all repointing companies in Southborough provide the same standard of service and the cheapest quotation may not always be the best choice.

It might be that in the initial on-site survey there were some areas of your house that were inaccessible or hard to reach and in cases like this a further, more detailed survey might be needed. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey might uncover more problems that may increase the initial quote. The older the building is, the more chance that it's going to need to be repointed, and this is especially true for those homes in Southborough over 60 years old.

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Repointing work can begin once the problem areas have been uncovered and agreed with the property owner. It's quite possible your repointing company will need a scaffold so as to have a safe platform whilst doing the work on your home. When this has been erected then a method of protective sheet will be fixed in position. This sheeting should stop any mortar dust or other debris from causing damage to your property, or neighbouring properties, and also gives an extra layer of safety to help prevent injuries to anyone passing by.

Cabling and pipes might need to be removed or adjusted to allow ease of access to the brickwork behind them. On completion of the project all pipes and cables will be placed back into their proper locations.

To allow the repointers to access the affected brickwork, any pebble-dash, rendering or paint will now have to be removed before work can commence. When this has been done the bricks can be meticulously sanded and cleaned to provide a uniform surface for work to begin.

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If you've not chosen a finishing style (Weather Struck, Recessed, Flush or Tuck pointing), or you wish to see how the various different pointing options appear on your home, an experienced Southborough repointing specialist will be happy to produce a test section on your property. This small test panel will enable you to visualise how each method compares to each other and also which one suits the style of your home best.

Now the dusty work begins as the old mortar is taken out by raking and cleaning out the joints. This painstaking process takes time as the joints need to have all the old mortar, debris and dust removed so as to establish a sound bonding surface for the new mortar to be applied to. Particular care is made around windows and doors since any movement in the brickwork can lead to problems with their closing and opening.

Something that needs to be avoided is the rapid drying out of the fresh mortar, and this can be prevented by dampening down the brickwork. This helps create a strong joint by keeping the mortar flexible and avoiding cracks. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off as soon as the mortar has had sufficient time for drying. A wire brush can be used to clean the areas that have been finished before starting on the next part of the wall needing work.

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

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As soon as the whole of the property is repointed and cleaned, and if you wish to recover the walls with rendering or re-paint the bricks, then that will now be accomplished. After the pipes and TV and satellite cables have been put back into place, scaffolding will be dismantled and all debris and waste is taken away from the site.

Your brick repair and repointing should be good for fifty to sixty years providing it's undertaken by a skilled and reputable repointing specialist in Southborough. All restoration work should be offered with a satisfaction guarantee of at least 12 months and have the backing of affiliations from the construction and building industry.

Such accreditations might include: the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), while qualifications could range from NVQ's, Diplomas and City & Guilds from building industry specialists like the Chartered Institute of Building. Every individual who carries out work on repairing and repointing your house should additionally be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be willing to verify their skills and ability by showing their CSCS card.

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Repointing work can be done in Southborough and also nearby in: Speldhurst, Brenchley, Blackham, Langton Green, Pembury, Groombridge, Leigh, Matfield, Tonbridge, Fordcombe, Denny Bottom, Bidborough, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall, Penshurst, as well as in these postcodes TN4 0SH, TN4 0PL, TN4 0NU, TN4 0NL, TN4 0UD, TN4 0NJ, TN4 0SY, TN4 0SA, TN4 0PD, TN4 0AA. Local Southborough repointing services will most likely have the dialling code 01892 and the postcode TN4. Verifying this can guarantee you are accessing local repointing. Southborough homeowners will be able to benefit from these and countless other similar services.

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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 Southborough. 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.

The integrity of the roof protects your biggest investment from damages resulting from weather in Southborough. Checking and repointing roof before cracks allow water to penetrate into the house are simple ways to save money.

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Southborough Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Southborough

There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Southborough repointing specialist including mortar rake grinding, fireplace restoration, lintel replacement Southborough, ridge tile repointing Southborough, lime mortar repointing Southborough, the repointing of stone walls Southborough, fireplace repointing Southborough, brick step repointing Southborough, pointing paving Southborough, repointing crazy paving, brickwork and masonry decorating, slab repointing Southborough, brick foundation repointing Southborough, repointing of garden walls, masonry restoration, lime mortar repairs, the re-pointing of mortar joints, cheap repointing, the repointing of brickwork joints Southborough, patch repointing Southborough, the renovation of damaged brickwork, crack repairs to brickwork, strap pointing, rubble masonry, repointing services, re-pointing mortar joints Southborough, weather struck pointing and re-pointing Southborough, house re-pointing Southborough, brick repointing Southborough, roof repointing Southborough, brickwork repointing Southborough, brick joint repointing, stone strengthening, and repointing scaffolds. These are just an example of the activities that are carried out by local experts in repointing. Southborough companies will inform you of their full range of services.

Kent Repointing Enquiries

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The latest Kent repointing job requests: Livia Lord and Dennis Lord recently asked for a quote for repairing and repointing a chimney stack on a cottage in Chart Sutton. Iqra Kelsey recently asked for an estimate for repointing and pebble-dashing a bungalow in Longfield. Huey and Ayaana Reeves recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a chimney stack on a cottage in Newington, Kent. Nellie Mace from Coldred was looking for a tradesman to repoint a roof. Enoch Gillespie was looking for repointing specialists near Wateringbury. Raymond Howarth from Leysdown, Kent was looking for a bricklayer to repoint a chimney breast. Aleksandra Ramsden from Ditton asked the question "is there anybody who does brickwork repointing near me?". Carson Baker recently requested an estimate for repointing a crazy paved patio in Nettlestead, Kent.

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In the Kent area you can additionally find: East Peckham brick repointing, Tunstall brickwork-repointing, Lower Halstow brick repointing, Cliffs End repointing, Densole repointing, Kings Hill repointing services, Ulcombe brick repointing, Barming brickwork-repointing, Sholden house repointing, Saltwood repointing specialists, Kingsnorth brickwork-repointing, Elham brickwork-repointing, Aldington house repointing, Lower Stoke brick repointing, Hothfield house repointing, Horton Kirby brick repointing, Chevening house repointing, Grain brickwork-repointing, St Marys Bay brickwork-repointing, Hollingbourne repointing, South Darenth brick repointing, Swingfield brickwork-repointing, Bekesbourne repointing, Allhallows on Sea repointing specialists, Broomfield repointing specialists, Cuxton brick repointing, Chattenden repointing services, East Malling house repointing, Paddock Wood repointing, Swanley brick repointing.

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Also find: Matfield repointing, Speldhurst repointing, Brenchley repointing, Blackham repointing, Pembury repointing, Fordcombe repointing, Leigh repointing, Penshurst repointing, Denny Bottom repointing, Bidborough repointing, Groombridge repointing, High Brooms repointing, Tunbridge Wells repointing, Langton Green repointing, Rusthall repointing, Tonbridge repointing services and more. All these villages and towns are served by specialists in repointing. Southborough homeowners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Repointing Around Southborough: Homeowners who live in the following roads and areas have just recently requested repointing services - Constitutional Hill Road, Chestnut Avenue, Prospect Park, Bentham Hill, Park Road, Carville Avenue, Edward Street, Taylor Street, Little Boundes Close, Brian Crescent, Highfield Road, Etherington Hill, Woolley Grove, Yew Tree Road, Holden Park Road, Fairlight Close, Birchwood Avenue, Alder Close, Bondfield Close, Dower House Crescent, Bidborough Ridge, Tanyard Lane, Crundwell Road, Summerhill Avenue, Juniper Close, Victoria Road, Barnetts Close, as well as the following local Southborough postcodes: TN4 0SH, TN4 0PL, TN4 0NU, TN4 0NL, TN4 0UD, TN4 0NJ, TN4 0SY, TN4 0SA, TN4 0PD, TN4 0AA. Work was performed in these areas by experts in repointing. Southborough homeowners received trusted and competent repointing services.

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(This repointing Southborough article was checked and updated on 14-09-2022)