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Repointing in London

Repointing has played an important role in protecting the many pretty buildings in London from falling apart. Mortar joints deteriorate with age, being weathered and with time weakened by allowing water entry and subsequent damage. At MMR Pointing London, our focus is quality repointing services where the old mortar is carefully removed, and subsequently replaced with new mortar to match it. Our skilled workers guarantee a permanent, long-lasting finish that will help add life and appeal to your property amongst the vibrancy that London offers.

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Repointing Services in London

Ranging from a more exacting assessment to thorough preparation, our London repointing services will extend to expert execution; in this way, we believe in quality materials and techniques for the restoration of mortar joints to the last possible detail. MMR Pointing London provides experienced repointing services providing you with durable, lasting solutions for protecting and enhancing your investment: be it your home or commercial property.

Flush pointing

Flush pointing is a method of repointing, neat, and modern, where the mortar should be applied to sit flush with the faces of the brick. Designed with this method is a smooth, even finish ideal for new buildings, or those which would like to give an impression of a slick façade while maintaining the solidity of the building. MMR Pointing London offers a flush-pointing service using expert hands to address any particular need of your property, ranging from a neat and attractive finish to ensuring its weather tightness.

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Weather Struck pointing

Weather struck pointing is a traditional repointing method known for its durability and weather resistance. In this technique, the mortar is thoroughly compressed into the joints and then ‘struck’ or angled to throw water off the brickwork. MMR Pointing London specializes in weather pointing, offering first-class, durable pointing to finish your property, securing it against London’s changeable weather.

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Bucket Handle pointing

Bucket handle pointing is a kind of pointing, and it is done in a concave finish shape, rather similar to the curve of a bucket handle. This repointing strategy is critical not only in preserving functionality but also in improving visual interest in the brickwork. MMR Pointing London offers a professional bucket handle pointing service that helps not only to maintain the functionality of the property but also to add aesthetic value, beauty, and uniqueness to your property in London.

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Recessed Pointing

Recessed pointing is done when the mortar is set somewhat back from the faces of the brick, giving somewhat of a shadow effect to single out individual bricks. It gives extra depth and texture to the brickwork and greatly adds to its architectural appeal. Recessed pointing: It is more subtle in its application to increase the impact of your property without jeopardizing the strength of your mortar joints.

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Tuck Pointing

Tuckpointing is more specific repointing, where contrasting mortar is used to appear as if the brick has been cut very fine. This is required to be done with great precision and skill, ensuring that the technique of matching the mortar colour to the brick is complex and contributes to the aesthetic whole. MMR Pointing: With years of experience, artisans from London present the best tuckpointing services for your valuable property, reviving them against the myriad architectural landscapes of London.

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Repointing FAQ

Repointing is an important procedure that replaces deteriorated mortar between bricks or stones in a building. Mortar does wear over time, either by weathering, ageing, or even by structural movement, leaving gaps and reducing the overall strength of the building. Repointing is supposed to produce a salvaging effect, which regains stability, avoids further damage, and makes the masonry joint look better than it is at the time of repointing.

The frequency varies with a few factors to take into consideration, such as the type of mortar used, the weather element exposure level, and the quality of the initial construction. This would, therefore, imply the mortar joint assessment would be done at an interval of 25 to 50 years from the time of construction, generally recommended. Modern mortars may have longer intervals between repointing.

Some visible signs are found to be missing or crumbling mortar, open gaps between bricks or stones, seepage of water into the walls, dampness of walls, and visible cracks in the masonry, indicating defective mortar joints with possible structural defects; hence, it’s not pointing.
Small touch-ups can be done by the owners themselves, while what is known as repointing is highly specialized work that requires particular tools, skills, and materials. Professional repointing services promise an accurate appraisal of mortar condition, exactness of methods of removal, and quality in applying new mortar, hence durable as well as aesthetic results.
Work is to be executed within a repointing period, which may be longer or shorter based on the size of the area, the severity of the deterioration, the climatic situation, or other parameters intrinsically considered within the various scenarios. Properly qualified people will carry out a full property assessment, and therefore, much more exact timescales can be given about your property for exactly when any re-pointing would need to be carried out.
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