Brick Pointing

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Brick repointing is a process of brickwork restoration, that restores and enhances the water resistance and energy performance of bricks and mortar of your property. Over time, voids in the joints between bricks, allow the undesirable entrance of water caused by weathering and decay. Water entering through these voids can cause significant damage through frost weathering and from salt dissolution and deposition. For brick pointing restoration we use a lime mortar, which was originally used for building old structures.

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We specialise in all types of brick pointing

Most common are:

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Weather Struck Pointing

Requires a lot of skills and experience to get the necessary results. In this type of pointing, the mortar is first pressed into raked joints. After that mortar is smoothed to get even surface of the pointing lines. The bottom edge is then neatly trimmed with a sharp knife and straight edge. Thus the joint is finished sloping from the top of the joint to its bottom. This type of pointing will give great resistance to adverse weather.

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Tuckpointing

In this type of pointing, the mortar in colour of the bricks is first pressed into the raked joints. After that, it is flush with the surface of the wall. In stage two lime putty mortar is applied. Then the top and bottom edges of the joints are cut parallel to give a regular width and straight look to irregular brick and stone masonry. Read our blog and learn more about tuckpointing and traditional brickwork restoration.

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Flush Pointing

In this type of pointing, the pressed into the raked joints mortar is finished off flush with the edges of the bricks. This process gives a rough, “old look” appearance. This type of pointing requires a lot of skills and experience to get the necessary results. It is extensively used in brickwork and stone masonry face work.

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Ribbon Cut Pointing

A type similar to weather-struck pointing. While the pressed mortar is still not dry, the top and bottom edges of the joints are cut parallel. Often used to give a regular joint width to irregular brick and stone masonry.

Brick Pointing Reviews

Many years of experience has taught us that satisfied customers are the best showcase for our company.

  • Szczepan and his team worked on two projects for me now (Repointing, removing render, brick repair/replace) and wouldn’t use anyone else. Very trustworthy and communicative with a high attention to detail and quality. Highly recommend.

    Adam Glabay
    13-01-2020
  • Very happy with the work. The team knows exactly what they’re doing. The house has been totally transformed.

    C S
    05-09-2019
  • Sczepan is the most amazing expert at repointing. His knowledge in this field is simply exceptional.
    He has done the repointing of one of our houses in Battersea about 16 years ago - it still looks top!
    In 2015 he & his team have done our big Victorian house in Addicombe whose fassade was in great disrepair. Around 570 bricks had to be changed (they... read more

    Irmela Hopkins
    27-11-2018
  • I have recently just had Szczepan and his team finish the restoration and pointing work on two of my properties and feel that I just had to write a review to highly recommend to anybody who is thinking or need to renovate their property whether it be paint strip, clean the brickwork or repoint the brickwork.
    I highly recommend this company. From start to... read more

    Lucien Farrugia
    31-10-2018
  • S J Pointer did a high quality restoration and repointing of the entire rear and side wall of our Edwardian Semi. Our house was in a bit of a state with some damp, significant cracks throughout the brickwork, windows not properly sealed and arches above windows needing to be completely rebuilt…the list goes on. Cosmetically, it was also a complete mismatch of brick colours... read more

    Clare Kinsella
    29-10-2018
  • Szczepan is a true professional and an expert in his field. He understood the subtlety of our requirements and executed the work with diligence and care. I am very happy with the results and would definately recommend his company.

    Hatice Arabaci
    11-07-2018
  • Szczepan and his team worked on two projects for me now (Repointing, removing render, brick repair/replace) and wouldn’t use anyone else. Very trustworthy and communicative... read more

    Adam Glabay
    13-01-2020

    Very happy with the work. The team knows exactly what they’re doing. The house has been totally transformed.

    C S
    05-09-2019

    Sczepan is the most amazing expert at repointing. His knowledge in this field is simply exceptional.
    He has done the repointing of one of our... read more

    Irmela Hopkins
    27-11-2018
  • I have recently just had Szczepan and his team finish the restoration and pointing work on two of my properties and feel that I just... read more

    Lucien Farrugia
    31-10-2018

    S J Pointer did a high quality restoration and repointing of the entire rear and side wall of our Edwardian Semi. Our house was... read more

    Clare Kinsella
    29-10-2018

    Szczepan is a true professional and an expert in his field. He understood the subtlety of our requirements and executed the work with diligence and... read more

    Hatice Arabaci
    11-07-2018

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Samples of Our Work

To see more examples of our completed in London, lime mortar brick repointing restoration projects, please take a look at our Gallery page.

Samples of Our Work

To see more examples of our completed in London, lime mortar brick repointing restoration projects, please take a look at our Gallery page.

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