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Brickwork Pointing

Expert Brick Repointing in the North West & Surrounding Areas


Brickwork & Masonry Repointing Experts


Welcome to KJL Builders, where precision meets craftsmanship in brickwork pointing. With decades of experience, our skilled masons bring life back to aging and weathered brick structures, specializing in both natural mortar and lime mortar applications. Whether you are restoring a historic building or maintaining the integrity of a modern structure, our tailored services are designed to meet your specific needs.

Why Choose Our Brickwork Pointing Services?

  • Experience: Our masons have years of experience in both traditional and contemporary pointing techniques.

  • Quality Materials: We use only the highest quality natural and lime mortars to ensure durability and aesthetic compatibility with your existing masonry.

  • Customized Solutions: Every building is unique, and we pride ourselves on offering bespoke solutions that respect and enhance the original architecture.

  • Sustainable Practices: Our lime mortar options offer environmentally friendly benefits, ideal for historic preservation and eco-conscious projects.


Our Pointing Services:

  • Natural Mortar Pointing:

    • Ideal for newer constructions or repairs, natural mortar pointing uses a blend of cement, lime, and sand to offer a durable and strong bond that withstands the elements.

    • Suitable for residential and commercial buildings requiring a robust and long-lasting solution.

  • Lime Mortar Pointing:

    • Perfect for historic and older buildings, lime mortar pointing is highly breathable and flexible, which prevents trapped moisture and damage to the masonry.

    • Enhances the structural integrity of older masonry, compatible with historic preservation standards.


Our Brickwork Pointing Process:

  • We conduct a thorough assessment of your property to understand your specific needs and the structural condition of your masonry.

  • Based on the assessment, we recommend the best mortar type for your project—natural or lime—ensuring it matches the building’s needs and aesthetic.

  • Our skilled masons carefully remove deteriorated mortar and apply the new mortar with precision, ensuring clean lines and a seamless finish.

  •  Post-pointing, we clean all work areas and conduct a detailed inspection to ensure the highest quality standards.


Expert Brickwork Pointing in the North West & Surrounding Areas

How much does brickwork pointing cost?

The cost of brickwork pointing can vary significantly based on several factors including the size of the area to be pointed, the condition of the existing mortar, the type of mortar used, and regional labour costs. Here’s a general breakdown to give you an idea of potential expenses:

  • Size of the Project:

    • Small projects, such as patching a few areas of a wall, might cost a few hundred pounds.

    • Larger projects, like repointing the entire exterior of a home, can range widely but often cost several thousand pounds.

  • Type of Mortar:

    • Cement Mortar: This is often the least expensive option and is suitable for many modern buildings. It is less labour-intensive and the materials are more affordable.

    • Lime Mortar: More suitable for older, historic buildings which require a mortar that can manage moisture better. Lime mortar is generally more expensive than cement mortar due to its materials and the additional skill needed for proper application.

  • Condition of Existing Mortar:

    • If the existing mortar is severely deteriorated, it will require more extensive preparation to remove, which can increase labor costs.

    • Less deterioration means less time and lower costs for preparation.

  • Accessibility:

    • Hard-to-reach areas, such as high walls or chimneys, may require scaffolding or other special equipment, which can increase the overall cost.

  • Location:

    • Costs can also vary depending on where you live. Urban areas and regions with higher costs of living typically have higher labour rates.

Average Cost Estimates:

  • Per square meter: Costs can range from about £50 to £60 or more, depending on the factors mentioned above.

  • Per project: For small to medium-sized homes, total costs can range from £1,500 to over £5,000. For larger homes or properties with extensive brickwork, the costs can be significantly higher.

Additional Costs to Consider:

  • Scaffolding: If scaffolding is needed, this can add £600 to £1,500 or more to the project, depending on the duration and complexity of the setup.

  • Special Treatments: If the brickwork requires special treatments or finishes after pointing, these will add to the overall cost.

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