Brick Pointing

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.

picture of brick pointer during weather struck repointing of property in london

Our Expertise

In the process of renewing the pointing, we recreate joints between bricks for the brick repointing. We do this by firstly forming a neat recess. Next, we clean the joints of the remaining dust. Then we start repointing with a chosen type and colour of pointing. For repointing, we use lime mortar. The properties of the lime mortar provide certain advantages when working with soft bricks, natural stone and terracotta. In the restoration of structures originally built using lime mortar, it is not recommended to use the Portland cement.

We specialise in all types of brick pointing

picture of weather struck brick pointing

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. To learn more about tuckpointing and traditional brickwork restoration visit our expertise page.

picture of flush brick pointing sample

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.

picture of ribbon cut pointing sample

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.

  • 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
  • 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

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.

To see how we can help with your brick repointing and brick cleaning needs in London

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