Brick and Stone Restoration

Brick and Stone Restoration

Repointing Bricks

‘Bring back your building’s Former Glory!’

Don’t let the value of your home or building slowly deteriorate alongside crumbling brickwork or mortar. It’s easy to return your building to its FORMER GLORY with our complete range of brick repointing services.

“Sydney’s BRICK & STONE RESTORATION Experts”

 

Brick repointing (or brick pointing) brick repair & restoration along with our complete range of remedial services will improve your building’s appearance & stability, restoring its former glory and natural beauty! 

 

Our Services include:

  • Brick Repointing & Stone Repointing: Brick pointing or repointing is replacing the deteriorated or missing mortar between the bed joints. Using our customised mortar mix to suit coastal conditions you’ll have strong solid mortar for about 100 years!
  • Tuckpointing: Now this will bring back the GLORY! The application of fine raised white, black or red lines on the restored joints. You can definitely see a transformation with this finish!
  • Restoring Brick & Sandstone: Can you see cracks, bowing brickwork, fretted or eroded brickwork? Damaged brickwork is easily repaired or replaced, providing structural support for years to come!
  • Lintels & Arch Bar Replacement: Do you have rusted lintels, arch bars or aged concrete bars over your windows or doorways? These need replacing to prevent water penetration, corrosion & bulging bricks!
  • Remedial Wall Tie Replacement: Old and deteriorated wall ties can leave cavity walls unsupported and compromised. We can install and replace ties to strengthen and stabilise your building, so you don’t need to rebuild!

But Wait…We do more…

  • Damp Proof Course (DPC) & Flashing Replacement: Rising damp and moisture can be a big problem! It can severely decay bricks and mortar – not to mention can be hazardous for your health! Replacing your DPC or flashing will prevent further water damage and issues.
  • Vent Replacement: (external brick vents): Vents improve the airflow within the building cavity and prevent moisture buildup. This helps to keep the internal walls and space nice and dry!
  • Water Repellant: For optimum results, we apply this product as the final service in our remedial process. This specially formulated water repellant keeps water out, yet allows moisture to escape.
  • Scaffolding: Our certified staff ensure we can work cost-effectively, independently AND we will let other trades utilise our scaffold too.

” You mean we can get the windows frames painted at the same time as replacing those rusted lintels and repointing that missing mortar!  What a Great Idea!

We service everyone Sydneywide: Residential, Strata, Commercial & Heritage.

We are committed to our high standard of quality workmanship & professional ethics, our ability to work with and considerate of owners & tenants and our vast experience as Masonry experts.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if your building, your colleagues or even your neighbours home – needs some REMEDIAL BRICKWORK TLC!

We provide FREE QUOTES.

We are fully INSURED, COMPLIANT and LICENSED (of course!)

Call us today on 0450 942 080 or Get in touch

Read more...
Repair Restore Bricks, Stone & Mortar.

Repair and Restore your Bricks, Stone & Mortar – the benefits are waiting!

Repair – Restore – Bricks – Stone – and – Mortar!

It is our unique skill and the benefits are waiting for you! 

If you’re the owner of a brick home or building, you could be faced with brickwork problems that result in disrepair, crumbling or collapse. When reversing the damage to your stone or brickwork you’ll want to ensure your building is restored safely, while maintaining its original character and integrity. We can Repair and Restore your Brick, Stone and Mortar with ease!

Your home or heritage building may be experiencing fretting, bowed or loose brickwork. Once this process starts it can potentially lead to cracks on the outside of the brickwork, ultimately requiring extensive brick and mortar repair. Rusted wall ties, rusted arch bars or poor quality mortar can also cause brick bulging or bowed brickwork.  http://premierpointing.com.au/remedial-wall-ti…tion-replacement/

Bricks, Stone & Mortar – Repair and Restoration Services

As part of Premier Pointings Bricks, Stone & Mortar Repair and Restoration services – your fretted or eroded brickwork will be professionally restored and mortar replaced – returning your building to its former glory and natural beauty.   http://premierpointing.com.au/why-chose-repointing/

If your brick building is located in Sydney, it’s more than likely, experiencing a high occurrence of salt intolerance. Salt crystals can stick to the surface of your brickwork, gradually eating away at the structure and causing deterioration. 

Restore your building and prevent further damage with Premier Pointings water repellent products and brick sealing solutions. These are applied on completion to prevent further infiltration of water.

Find peace of mind knowing your restored brickwork will be protected and its integrity will be maintained for years to come. http://premierpointing.com.au/is-your-tradespe…arranty-approved/

If you’d prefer to work with a team of experienced brick and stone restoration and repair specialists who can deliver almost two decades of professional experience, give us a call today on 0450 942 080 or Get In Touch ‎

Read more...
Strengthen loose brickwork, Sydney

Remedial Wall Tie Installation & Replacement

Replacing cavity wall ties with a remedial tying system is a low-cost alternative to rebuilding walls that are suffering from wall tie corrosion. For 30 years wall tie replacement has become the accepted method of solving the problem of cavity tie failure.

Wall tie failure occurs when the ability of the built-in tie-system to secure the façade wall of a building to its structural frame is compromised. Failure may be due to not enough ties having been incorporated into the build or deterioration of the ties as a result of rust and time. 

In the case of wall tie corrosion, the rusting steel generates an expanding build-up of iron oxide layers as the steel erodes. The damage that can be caused by the expanding ties depends on the type of wall tie used in construction.

Terry Evans, Business Development Manager, Thor Helical Australia.  www.thorhelical.com.au

Sydney’s Coastal Regions – Salt Exposure.

If your home or heritage building is located in Sydney’s coastal regions, it’s more than likely suffering from varying degrees of salt damage, particularly if your building is more than 50 years old.

Salt causes deterioration of wall ties and the crumbling of mortar. In older houses and blocks of units over time, wall ties will rust completely. Therefore leaving a cavity wall unsupported and compromising the safety of your home.

Left unattended, salt damage could lead to a collapse of your outer skin of brickwork. Wall ties are installed using the Thor Helical system, which drills wall ties into both the internal and external brickwork. This procedure is quicker to fix and more cost effective for you. 

Premier Pointing are the Approved Installer of Thor Helical Remedial Masonry Repair & Reinforcement Products. We can provide you with the correct assessment necessary to replace or install your remedial ties – and tie them in ourselves!!

If you’d prefer to work with a team of experienced Remedial Wall Tie specialists give us a call today on 0450 942 080 or Get In Touch

Read more...
Tuckpointing & Repointing / Pointing Sydney

Repointing & Tuckpointing – what you need to know:

As a building or home owner, have you ever struggled to understand the difference between ‘Repointing’ and ‘Tuckpointing’? Or maybe you’re simply unsure what each process is? We know there’s a lot of you out there, and that’s okay! In this blog we hope to clear up a couple of your common misconceptions and explain:

• The difference between repointing and tuckpointing
• When & why you might consider repointing or tuckpointing your home/building

So what’s all this ‘pointing’, you ask? Well, if the image of someone pointing their fingers has entered your mind…Let us get you on the right track.

Pointing, is the original name given to the technique of inserting mortar between bricks. It received it’s name because the mortar was shaped with the point of the trowel. Today, there are a multitude of techniques used to create brick joints, but the pointing foundation remains strong.

Not all buildings or homes are able to stand the test of time without a little wear and tear. Extreme weather conditions (especially in Australia) and outside elements can cause the original mortar to decay and crumble. Allowing your home or building’s mortar to decay could possibly lead to a structural disaster. This is where the art of repointing comes into effect.

The difference between Repointing and Tuckpointing…

Repointing, is the process of restoring the decayed mortar between your brick and stone. It’s an intricate procedure that requires a skilled craftsman to remove the old and insert new mortar that closely matches the original texture and colour.

Tuckpointing, is less restorative and more of a decorative process, which commences once the brick or stone mortar is effectively repointed. It’s the application of a fine white or black line on top of the joint.

When & why you might consider Repointing or Tuckpointing your home / building?

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.

If you’re starting to notice crumbling, cracking or rising damp – it could be time to give your home a much needed health check and consult with a brick repointing specialist.

The ultimate benefits of repointing your building include:

• Maintaining the integrity and strength of the walls that surround and protect you and your loved ones.

• Protecting yourself financially, by restoring your building now, before you might require extensive and expensive work. 

Looking to increase your homes value? Want to create a stunning visual that highlights your buildings period features? Or maybe you’re simply looking to maintain a cost-effective building? These are just some of the many reasons why homeowners, just like you, choose tuckpointing.

Always remember, effective repointing and tuckpointing is truly an art form, which more often than not extends beyond the skill set of a bricklayer. You will require a true craftsman that understands and respects the tuckpointing and repointing procedure.

We hope this blog has helped to clear a few things up for you and will assist you in making the right decisions for your home/building. 

To ensure your home or building receives the BEST possible repointing or tuckpointing service, Call us on 0450 942 080 or Get In Touch

Read more...
Premier Pointing Services

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.

Read more...