Pointing & repointing of brick, stone and patios in warwick and nationwide
M Build undertake a lot of specialist pointing jobs in and around startford upon avon , Coventry and nationwide.
We specialise in NHL or natural hydraulic lime pointing of brickwork and stonework. NHL lime does not need any cement present in the pointing mortar giving it better movement and breathing abilities when compared to cement pointing mortar.
In all masonry walls (brick, stone or block), the exposed face of the mortar joint is subject to gradual erosion due to rain, wind and wind- driven dust and grit. Frost attack also contributes to the breakdown of materials. Once the exposed face of the mortar has receded behind the outer wall face, the arises of the masonry become more vulnerable to erosion. At some point the joints become so worn that water can penetrate and saturate the wall. The decision to re point is most often related to some obvious sign of deterioration, such as disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, damp walls, or damaged plasterwork. if these signs have appeared on your property then it may be time to call m build for some free poinitng advice.
Cleanliness is one of our main focuses at M Build. A clean and tidy job is essential in re-pointing, if dust management is not focused on many unneeded hours and days can easily be added to job, not to mention the mess to neighboring property’s. Due to this fact M Build is currently in the process of investing in hundreds of pounds in specialist pointing dust control equipment. In testing we managed to cut dust down by a minimum of 70% in Warwick
Mbuild also carry out specialist lime mortar pointing using lime puttys and natural hydraulic lime. this is more specialist work and mbuild have the experience to carry out your lime pointing to our high standards. we are currently carrying out a large house repoint in a nhl 3.5 mix and will be posting pictures of the finished results soon.
we always rake our joints to a minimum of 15mm deep. as a rule the depth raked out should be around 1.5 times the thickness of the joint. the raked joints are always kept damp while raking to keep the dust down and also while pointing. this is essential for the new pointing mortar to archive a strong bond. we carry out a range of pointed finishes. to match the current building or to the customers pointing spec. half round, flush filled, weather struck, cut and struck and brushed. all of these pointing finish have advantages in different ways.
so if you are in warwick, leamington, coventry or surrounding areas then please call us for free pointing advice and a free estimate.
- Stratford upon Avon