Repointing Whetstone

Whetstone Brick Pointing & Repointing Services

Repointing Whetstone Leicestershire (LE8): All homes and business premises in Whetstone need a bit of maintenance from time to time. If you've come to realise that the mortar between the bricks on your Whetstone property is crumbling or cracking, you need expert help to prevent the issue from worsening. If it is essential to repair or renovate your defective brickwork, an established brick repointing contractor in Whetstone can provide an effective resolution.

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The soundness of any property is only as good as its bricks and mortar. The mortar must be sound, without any gaps or holes to be able to stop any draughts and damp from finding a route into your property. It's easy to figure out when you might need to do some repointing?

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Simply put, you have to inspect your outside walls and look for any visible damage. Repointing is generally needed if you can visually identify some problem areas. In sections such as on chimney stacks or under eaves it might be necessary for a professional to check, but you should be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical signs of degradation.

Defective mortar doesn't merely look bad, it can lead to questions of safety as well. The mortar is the basis of strength in your Whetstone house and is the "glue" that binds the shape and structure together. If this is impaired, the structure can become unsound, which in the case of chimneys or higher buildings, can cause significant damage and risk to life.

It might be that eroding or missing mortar has been caused by damaged brickwork. An experienced Whetstone repointing company will repair any damaged bricks before completing the mortar repointing to achieve the best possible finish to your house.

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Quite a few Whetstone properties in past times have had their external walls painted or rendered to help protect the brickwork. Any bubbling, cracks or peeling of paint or render could indicate damage to either mortar or bricks under the surface. The only safe way to figure out a problem of this kind is by using a repointing and brickwork specialist who will find the root cause of the damage. Through the use of a qualified and reputable bricklayer or repointing specialist you'll keep your exterior walls in the best condition possible.


Repointing is a lengthy process and may entail working up high, depending on your property type. To allow a repointing company to accurately ascertain the repair work that is needed on your brickwork they'll first have to carry out a visual inspection. This will allow them to supply you with a quotation for the renovation project. It is invariably safer to get two or three quotes from different repointing specialists in Whetstone and examine the standard of service offered between them.

It may be that during the first site survey there were some areas of your home that were inaccessible or out-of-reach and in cases like this a further, more thorough survey might be necessary. This second survey might expose additional problem areas that could have an impact on the original price quote. If you have an older home in Whetstone that's more than sixty years old, it is more likely to require remedial repointing work than a more modern building.

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As soon as any problems have been confirmed then repointing work can commence. It is likely your repointing specialist will need a scaffold so as to have a secure working platform whilst doing the work on your home. Some form of protective shielding or sheeting will then be secured to the exterior of the scaffolding. This is to avoid any damage to property and minimise the risk of injury to everyone in the vicinity of the scaffolding.

All cables, conduits and pipes which are attached to the wall may be removed or loosened to allow access to the brickwork behind them. When the project has been completed and all repointing work undertaken these these will be fixed back in place.

To enable the repointing team to access the brickwork of your external walls, 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 brickwork can be sanded and cleaned, this gives the repointing team a consistent surface to work on.

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To help you pick out the ideal form of pointing for your walls, a decent Whetstone repointing company will be glad to show the different pointing designs (Flush, Recessed, Weather Struck or Tuck), by creating a test section on your brickwork. This will help you get an idea of the finished result and make sure that you are satisfied with regard to style and colour.

The brick joints are now thoroughly raked out to remove the old mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This painstaking process can be quite time consuming because the joints need to have all the old mortar, dust and debris removed so as to end up with a sound bonding surface for the new mortar to be stick to. The repointers will be especially cautious around windows, doors and openings where movement in the brickwork or over application of mortar can cause difficulties in opening and closing them.

Before any fresh mortar is applied, the brickwork will be dampened to stop it from setting too rapidly. This makes sure that the mortar stays flexible and enables it to dry at a slower pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weakened joint. During the mortar application there'll be smears and some excess mortar on the adjoining brickwork which looks untidy, but this will be removed as soon as it has properly dried. A wire brush will be used to clean the wall areas that have been completed before moving on to the next part of the wall requiring work.

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

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After the walls have been cleaned for one final time, to obtain a uniform appearance overall, any plaster rendering or re-painting of the finished wall surface can take place. The final phase of the repointing project will entail all pipes, cables and other fittings fixed back in their original positions, work platforms and scaffolding taken down and all waste removed from the site.

A professional Whetstone repointing and brick repair company will provide a service that will last as long as sixty years. All work should be offered with a satisfaction guarantee of at least twelve months and have the backing of affiliations from the construction and building industry.

Suitable accreditations can take various forms, however the ones that are prominent in connection with repointing are: the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), with qualifications from industry forerunners like the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now compulsory for all workers in the construction industry and they should be prepared to produce their CSCS card when requested to confirm their ability to work on your home.

Repointing work can be carried out in Whetstone and also in: Narborough, South Wigston, Huncote, Littlethorpe, Glen Parva, Blaby, Countesthorpe, Willoughby Waterleys, Aylestone, Kilby, Cosby, Broughton Astley, Thurlaston, Wigston, and in these postcodes LE8 6ZL, LE8 6YH, LE8 6XU, LE8 6NH, LE8 6WH, LE8 6EY, LE8 6NB, LE8 6LH, LE8 6ZH, LE8 6JT. Locally based Whetstone repointing services will probably have the phone code 0116 and the postcode LE8. Checking this will guarantee that you access local repointing. Whetstone homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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Tuck Pointing Whetstone

Where stone and brickwork is old or dilapidated, tuckpointing is a method for repointing unstable and crumbling mortar. It is a technique that is used to aesthetically improve the appearance of walls to give the impression that they're well maintained.

The crumbling, old mortar is raked out and replaced with a new mix that's colour-blended with the brick or stone in the wall. Then to give the impression that the joints are even and neat, where in fact the joints may be wide and irregular in width, a thin contrasting strip of (usually lighter) mortar is applied.

The impact of tuck-pointing can be quite spectacular, especially when viewed from afar, and can dramatically enhance the overall appearance of a wall without the requirement for major renovations.

Ask Friends and Family

Testimonials for repointing services can be gathered from a range of places, but if a member of their family or a friend has recently had repointing work done, that's one of the most reliable endorsements you will get. It's acknowledged by roughly 80% of people in Whetstone, that a word of mouth endorsement is preferable to any other form of recommendation. It's still wise to get at least three different quotations from different tradesmen locally, even though somebody you know has recommended a particular repointing contractor.

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Leicestershire Repointing Enquiries

The latest Leicestershire repointing customer job requests: Dolcie Redfern recently requested a quote for repointing a crazy paving patio in Lubenham, Leicestershire. Crystal Coombes and Jackson Coombes recently enquired about repointing a chimney on a bungalow in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire. Ruairi Mathers in Glen Parva was hunting for a bricklayer to repoint a fireplace. Fionn Chatterton recently asked for a quote for repointing an end of terrace house in Sharnford, Leicestershire. Maisie Hedley recently requested a quotation for repointing and pebble-dashing a semi-detached house in Market Bosworth. Ronald Smallwood and Indiana Smallwood recently requested an estimate for repointing a bungalow in Sheepy Magna. Liya and Joey Redman recently enquired about getting a price for rebedding and repointing a roof on a bungalow in Rothley, Leicestershire. Genevieve Benjamin and Alexandre Benjamin recently enquired about getting a price for repairing and repointing a chimney on a cottage in Ravenstone, Leicestershire.

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Leicestershire Repointing Specialists Near Me

In the Leicestershire area you can additionally get: Long Whatton repointing specialists, Oakthorpe repointing specialists, Braunstone repointing services, Leicester Forest East repointing services, Countesthorpe repointing, Blackfordby brickwork-repointing, Barlestone repointing specialists, Thurlaston repointing specialists, Cosby brick repointing, Worthington brick repointing, Ratby repointing services, East Goscote brickwork-repointing, Syston repointing specialists, Desford brickwork-repointing, Barlestone brick repointing, Harby repointing, Sileby repointing specialists, Thurnby repointing services, Countesthorpe repointing specialists, Glenfield repointing, Syston brickwork-repointing, Shackerstone brick repointing, Quorn brick repointing, Higham on the Hill repointing services, Husbands Bosworth repointing specialists, Kibworth Beauchamp repointing, Thurlaston repointing, Oadby repointing, Enderby repointing specialists.

Whetstone Repointing Tasks

Repointing Tasks Whetstone

There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Whetstone repointing specialist including facade restoration Whetstone, the repair and repointing of stone walls, bucket handle pointing and re-pointing Whetstone, repointing services in Whetstone, the repointing of brickwork joints Whetstone, bed joint reinforcement, brickwork repointing Whetstone, brick step repointing Whetstone, strap re-pointing, valley repointing Whetstone, patch repointing Whetstone, the repointing of patios in Whetstone, domestic repointing, brick & mortar tinting Whetstone, repointing quotations, commercial repointing, brickwork crack repairs, mortar rake grinding Whetstone, slab repointing Whetstone, brick joint renovation, lime mortar pointing, lintel replacement, brickwork joints raking and repointing, brickwork paint removal, rubble masonry Whetstone, cheap re-pointing Whetstone, brickwork joint raking, the repointing of stone walls Whetstone, mortar raking Whetstone, brick gable end repointing Whetstone, re-pointing paving, damaged brickwork replacement Whetstone, pointing mortar joints Whetstone, stone strengthening, and scaffolding hire. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are performed by local experts in brick repointing. Whetstone professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.


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Also find: Countesthorpe repointing, Glen Parva repointing, Littlethorpe repointing, Huncote repointing, Kilby repointing, Narborough repointing, Broughton Astley repointing, Blaby repointing, Aylestone repointing, Thurlaston repointing, South Wigston repointing, Cosby repointing, Wigston repointing, Willoughby Waterleys repointing services and more. Most of these towns and villages are serviced by specialists in repointing. Whetstone householders can get estimates by going here.

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Repointing Around Whetstone: In the past 12 months brickwork was professionally repointed in these Whetstone streets: Fox Covert, Church Lane, Sanderson Close, Enderby Road Industrial Estate, Hodson Close, Sunnyside Close, Bridge Way, Daybell Close, Harrison Close, East Avenue, Shaw Close, Mawby Close, Garratt Square, The Crestway, Worsley Way, Central Close, Cambridge Road, Paramore Close, Grebe Way, Victoria Road, Countesthorpe Road, Burnham Drive, Herbert Close, Humes Close, Bodicoat Close, Buxton Close, Ewan Close, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE8 6ZL, LE8 6YH, LE8 6XU, LE8 6NH, LE8 6WH, LE8 6EY, LE8 6NB, LE8 6LH, LE8 6ZH, LE8 6JT. Work was conducted in these locations by experts in repointing. Whetstone householders enjoyed the benefits of high quality and competent repointing services on each occasion.

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Other Tradespeople in Whetstone: Whenever you're thinking about doing improvements to your home or garden in Whetstone, Leicestershire, it is likely that you'll need a number of craftsmen during the course of the project, and although you might currently be hunting for a local Whetstone repointing specialist, you could also be in the market for a flooring specialist in Whetstone, a plasterer in Whetstone, an electrician in Whetstone, SKIP HIRE in Whetstone, a window fitter in Whetstone, a loft conversion specialist in Whetstone, brickwork cleaning in Whetstone, a plumber in Whetstone, a bricklayer in Whetstone, a scaffolder in Whetstone, jet washing in Whetstone, waste removal in Whetstone, a roofer in Whetstone, a building contractor in Whetstone, a stonemason in Whetstone, and more.

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(This repointing Whetstone article was written by Stephen Locke 06-07-2022)