Author - Premier Pointing

Why choose repointing?

If you allow your brickwork to fall into disrepair, not only do you run the risk of compromising your building’s safety and structure, you could potentially cause a huge financial burden in the future once the damage increases.

The ultimate benefits of repointing your building include:

  • Maintaining the integrity and strength of the walls that surround you and your loved ones.
  • Keeping the appearance of your building as strong and vibrant as possible.
  • Protecting yourself financially, by restoring your building before you might require extensive and expensive work.

Our repointing process is to:

  • Remove the old mortar from between the bricks to a specified depth.
  • Clean the area to remove dust and debris.
  • Inject new mortar to the customers request, sometimes replacing the previous colour or a completely new colour!
  • Clean the entire area with our customised wash to leave your brick facade strong and vibrant.

So if you’re starting to notice crumbling or missing mortar, cracking in the brickwork, chipped or fretted bricks – it could be time to give your home a much needed health check and consult with a brick repointing specialist. Even the smallest amount of missing mortar can allow water to enter the cavity and create damp issues.

To ensure your restoration project is performed by a professional using professional products – give us a call on 0450 942 080.

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Is your tradesperson ‘Home Owner Warranty’ approved?

There’s no better feeling than being a homeowner, right? You’ve probably put a significant amount of hard work into creating your perfect home. So of course, you’d want to ensure your pride and joy is protected. Especially when it comes to renovation or building time.

Part and parcel of being a homeowner, is enlisting the services of tradespeople. Whether you’re getting that stone wall repointed or you’re finally building that extension – you’ll want to ensure the job is completed at maximum quality and efficiency.  This is where it becomes important for you to have an understanding of the insurances out there, which are designed to protect you and your asset.

Home Owners Warranty (also known as Builders Warranty or Home Building Compensation Fund – HBCF), is an insurance designed to implement the Home Building Act 1989. It protects you, the consumer if you lose your deposit, the tradesperson doesn’t compete the job or it’s defective, they become insolvent, die or disappear.

In 2015, the second highest form of compliant to Fair Trading was jobs left uncompleted. Protect yourself from falling into this statistic by selecting a trade company that is H.O.W approved.

In NSW, Home Owners Warranty must be taken out by your builder and a certificate of insurance must be provided to you if the value of work is over $20,000.00

So, if your next renovation works have just been valued at over $20,000.00 – ask your tradesperson for a Certificate of Insurance, which (if they are already approved) will obtain through iCare HBCF.

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Tips for choosing the ‘Right’ Tradesman…

  1. Before contacting anyone – do your research!

Prior to requesting quotes or contacting repointing companies, conduct a little research of your own – simply give yourself a better understanding of what your building may require and what skills you should expect from your craftsman. Building your knowledge arms you with the right questions to ask when you’re being quoted, and therefore can help you make the right decision when choosing a potential repointing specialist.

  1. Ask, ask, ask?

Ask your craftsman plenty of questions during the quoting process, but remember it’s equally important to ensure you’re asking the right ones. Don’t get too caught up on costings initially, first focus on questions like:

  • What is your licence number? Do you have public liability insurance?
  • What qualifications or expertise do you posses?
  • How long have you and your workers been repointing or tuck pointing?
  • What is your process for removing mortar? What mortar do you use?
  • How will you ensure the site remains clean?

Never hesitate to ask for more detail regarding your quote. If there’s anything on there you don’t understand, it always helps to double check.

  1. Check references and previous work…

Not only should you check your chosen company’s website and gallery, don’t be afraid to ask them for references or addresses of previous work they’ve completed so you can have a look for yourself. All good repointing specialists and tuck pointer experts are proud to show off their work.

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