Brooklands have years of experience in repointing of masonry, we can prolong the life of buildings and successfully change the appearance of old tired building facades which have been subject to years of harsh weather conditions back to former beauty and structural integrity.
When raking out mortar joints it is essential that the correct depths are achieved and the right tools are used in order to remove mortar whilst causing minimal disturbance to the wall. Another important factor is the use of correct mortars which are a key part of the building and have importance for structural integrity after all its what holds the building materials together.
Failing to maintain your buildings mortar joints can lead to water penetration into the brick commonly leading to efflorescence ‘the white unsightly staining sometimes found on brick surfaces’ and damp protruding into the inner leaf of masonry causing short term affects such as damaging plaster on inner walls. The long term affects of this problem can be devastating further damaging bricks and will result in shortening the lifespan of the building.
Not only can we repoint your masonry but also offer brick cleaning we can offer paint stripping services and also removing mortar stains, carbon soiling discolouration, algae and bacterial growths.
If your brickwork is looking worse for wear do not hesitate to contact us we can offer the full package transforming the look of your building into a brand new finish from cleaning it to chasing out the old mortar joints and repointing giving your building the makeover it deserves.
We have vast experience in the use of different mortars some including:
- lime mortars
- sand and cement mortars
- coloured mortars
- resin mortars
We are experts in matching to original colours and we can achieve different results with what style of pointing your building may require some including:
- Flush pointing
- Struck pointing
- Recessed pointing
- Weather struck and cut pointing
- Ironed jointing
We also offer repointing of paving this can be carried out in conjunction with our paving cleaning transforming the look of paved areas such as patios and public walkways using traditional mortar methods and the of special resins to restore the former look of your paving as it was when first laid. We produce great examples of work and strive to exceed customer satisfaction, We are fully insured and health and safety accredited. Prior to commencing any tasks a full site survey will be carried out and all necessary risk assessments and method statements will be produced if requested.
Having qualifications in Constructing masonry, years of experience in restoration works and certification of advanced craftsmanship level 3 you can be sure we are able to assist you with the correct knowledge on choosing the most suitable solutions for your buildings needs whether it being the simple modern method of bucket handle re pointing or use of specialist lime mortars in conservation areas we have it all covered. For all queries contact Brooklands today on: 0800 292 23 25