Repointing Yeovil Somerset (BA20): Irrespective of how old your house in Yeovil is, there comes a moment when a bit of maintenance is necessary. If the bricks on your Yeovil property look a bit shabby with mortar crumbling or missing, you'll need to act fast to stop the condition from getting even worse. A reputable brick repointing specialist in Yeovil will offer an effective solution to repair your brickwork and ensure that it stays watertight.
It's the mortar and bricks that make a house sturdy and protected from the elements. The mortar must be sound, without any holes or gaps to be able to stop any damp or draughts from finding a route into your house. How do you know when your property in Yeovil needs repointing?
Basically, you need to take a close look at the bricks and mortar of your exterior walls. Repointing is generally necessary if you can visually identify a problem area. In most instances you'll be able to see any physical signs of degradation, however in sections which are remote or hidden, such as chimney stacks or under eaves; you may need the services of a professional to assist you.
Crumbling mortar doesn't merely look awful, it can raise questions of safety as well. The structural strength of your Yeovil house depends on the condition of the mortar and bricks, and badly damaged areas can negatively affect this. Any weakness in the structural integrity can make a dwelling unstable with major consequences and possibly even a risk to life.
If bricks have been weakened or damaged over the years and are the cause of problems with your mortar joints they may need to be replaced. A local Yeovil repointing specialist will repair any defective bricks before attempting the mortar repointing to achieve a perfect finish to your home.
If the external walls of your Yeovil home have been plasterered over or painted in the past you may see areas that are discoloured or prone to damp. If there are any signs of flaking, peeling or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it may be a warning of issues with the mortar or bricks allowing dampness into the walls. To stop the damage from spreading and causing more serious issues as time goes on, it is wise to seek the assistance of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can investigate the root cause of the issue. Through the use of a reputable and qualified bricklayer or repointing company you'll keep your exterior walls in the best condition possible.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN YEOVIL?
Repointing is a lengthy process and may involve working at height, depending on your property type. The first thing that a repointing specialist will do is a visual inspection to ascertain the severity of the damage to your brickwork. This will enable them to offer you an itemised quotation for the renovation and repair. You should get more than one quotation and don't automatically assume cheapest is best.
It may be that in the first on-site survey there were some parts of your property that were out-of-reach or inaccessible and in such cases a second, more detailed survey may be needed. A price quote after the second survey may be higher thanks to problems discovered in this more comprehensive inspection. The older your building is, the more likely it will be necessary to repoint the mortar, and this is particularly true for those properties in Yeovil over 60 years old.
A good repointing contractor in Yeovil will go over any issues found with your brickwork and agree the best options for repair before starting any work. There's every chance that your repointing contractor will need a scaffold so as to have a safe platform whilst working on your property. Some form of protective shielding or sheeting should then be secured to the outside of the scaffold. This helps to prevent any damage to property and minimise any injury risk to everybody in the vicinity of the scaffolding.
All conduits, pipes and cables that are fixed to the wall may be removed or loosened to allow access to the brickwork behind them. This is only temporary and they'll be put back in their proper position once all work has been accomplished.
Any paint, pebble-dash, rendering or other coverings will now be safely removed to allow the repointing team to gain access to the bare walls and start their repair work. The brickwork that's behind these outer coverings will be cleaned and sanded to ensure a uniform finish for your exterior walls.
To help you choose the ideal style of pointing for your walls, a reliable Yeovil repointing specialist will be able to demonstrate the various different pointing styles (Tuck, Recessed, Weather Struck or Flush), by the creation of a test section on your wall. This will help you to get an idea of the finished result and ensure your satisfaction in respect of colour and style.
Now the messy work begins as the old, crumbling mortar is taken out by raking and scraping out the joints. This is a time consuming process and entails the chipping or grinding away of old mortar and brushing away all the loose debris and dust to provide a good platform for the application of new mortar. Special attention is made around doors and windows as any movement in the brickwork could result in issues with their closing and opening.
Before fresh mortar is applied, the walls will be damped down to stop it from setting too rapidly. This slower drying time helps to stop the mortar from becoming inflexible and cracking, which creates a weakened joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned off once the mortar has dried out thoroughly. A wire brush will be used to clean the wall areas which have been completed before starting on the next part of the wall requiring work.
It's possible that as the repointers are doing their work they might find damaged bricks that need replacing, or maybe a problem with a chimney stack or lead flashing, and a professional company will be able to carry out these repair work as they go along.
Once the whole of the building is repointed and cleaned, and if you would like to repaint the bricks or re-apply the rendering, then that will now be accomplished. The pipes and cables will be re-attached and the final stage of the repointing project will be to dismantle the scaffolding and remove all building waste and debris from the site.
The repointing of your house by a qualified Yeovil contractor should mean that you won't need to worry about your external brickwork for fifty years or so. They ought to also provide you with a warranty to their work and be backed by professional qualifications and accreditation in the construction industry.
Suitable accreditations could take many forms, however those that are prominent in connection with bricklaying and repointing are: the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors), the NHBC (National House-Building Council) and the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), with qualifications from building industry front-runners such as the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is now a requirement for anyone working in the building industry and they must be prepared to show their CSCS card when asked to confirm their aptitude to be present on site.
Repointing work can be done in Yeovil and also in nearby places like: Clifton Maybank, Nether Compton, Barwick, Stoford, Mudford, Hollands, Odcombe, Brympton d'Evercy, Lufton, Houndstone, Preston Plucknett, Bradford Abbas, Trent, East Coker, together with these postcodes BA20 1BT, BA20 1SN, BA20 1DX, BA20 1DN, BA20 1TY, BA20 1LX, BA20 1DU, BA20 1SX, BA20 1EN, BA20 1JU. Locally based Yeovil repointing services will most likely have the telephone code 01935 and the postcode BA20.
Somerset Repointing Enquiries
The latest Somerset repointing customer projects: Rodrigo and Iqra Merritt recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a stone patio in Langport. Esmai and Frederick Gibson recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a stone garden wall in Rodney Stoke. Mr and Mrs Douglas recently requested a quote for repointing a terraced house in Tatworth, Somerset. Leland Wyatt and Peyton Wyatt recently asked for a quotation for rebedding and repointing a roof on a bungalow in Berrow, Somerset. Humphrey Boulton recently enquired about the possibility of repointing and re-rendering a cottage in Ansford, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Mac recently enquired about the possibility of repointing a semi-detached house in Easton in Gordano, Somerset. Ned and Emilia Buchanan recently enquired about getting a price for repointing a 4 bedroom detached house in Chilcompton. Aliza Malley recently requested an estimate for repointing a bungalow in Easton in Gordano.
Yeovil Repointing Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Yeovil repointing specialist including repointing of garden walls Yeovil, cheap re-pointing Yeovil, pointing and repointing paving Yeovil, repairs to cracks in brickwork, mortar raking, chimney repointing Yeovil, domestic repointing, repointing services in Yeovil, lime mortar re-pointing, pointing mortar joints Yeovil, the replacement of damaged brickwork, patio repointing, commercial repointing, the repointing of gable ends Yeovil, the repointing and pointing of brickwork, brickwork joint raking and repair, repointing crazy paving, weather struck pointing and re-pointing, the re-pointing of brick joints, and more.
Repointing Specialists Near Yeovil
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Repointing work has recently been done in the following Yeovil areas and streets - Sycamore Drive, Court Gardens, Sea King Road, Avon Close, Thurlocks, Brook Close, St Johns Road, St Davids Crescent, Balmoral Road, Thorne Gardens, Camel Street, Coxs Close, The Beeches, Cherry Pie Lane, The Avenue, Tower Road, St Leonards Court, The Green, Combe Close, Duck Lane, The Cross, Church Path, Southway Drive, Chilton Grove, Buller Avenue, Thatcham Close, Steart Road, Alastair Drive, as well as the following local Yeovil postcodes: BA20 1BT, BA20 1SN, BA20 1DX, BA20 1DN, BA20 1TY, BA20 1LX, BA20 1DU, BA20 1SX, BA20 1EN, BA20 1JU.
Other Tradespeople in Yeovil
When you're doing repointing on your home in Yeovil, Somerset you may also need to find some other trades-people and services such as a tiler in Yeovil, a building contractor in Yeovil, a carpenter in Yeovil, a bricklayer in Yeovil, a plasterer in Yeovil, a handyman in Yeovil, brickwork cleaning in Yeovil, skip hire in Yeovil, patio cleaners in Yeovil, a scaffolder in Yeovil, a window fitter in Yeovil, a roofer in Yeovil, jet washing in Yeovil, a stonemason in Yeovil, waste removal in Yeovil, and more.
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Repointing in BA20 area, telephone code 01935.