Brick Pointing

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Lime Mortar Brick Pointing Restoration

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 used initially for building old structures.

We specialise in all types of pointing

  • Weather struck
  • Flush
  • Tuckpointing
  • Ribbon cut
  • Penny roll
  • Double struck
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Most common Types of brick pointing

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Weather Struck Pointing

Requires a lot of skills and experience to get the necessary results. In this type of pointing, we press mortar into raked joints first. 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 excellent resistance to adverse weather.

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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 used extensively in brickwork and stone masonry face work.

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Tuckpointing

In this type of pointing, we press mortar in colour of the bricks into the raked joints first. After that, it is flush with the surface of the wall. In stage two, we apply lime putty mortar. 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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Ribbon Cut Pointing

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

What Our customers say

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Case Studies Our completed projects

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Case study of brick paint removal and lime mortar repointing restoration of the property in Sidcup.
Case study of pebbledash removal and brickwork restoration of the Victorian house in Hackney.
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Case study of brick cleaning and lime mortar brick pointing restoration in Bexley.

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