Over time the natural weathering of your building can significantly affect the mortar of brick joints, leaving your brickwork and stone in disrepair. Ultimately, this can cause rising damp, crumbling of bricks and possibly threaten the entire structural stability of your home or building. Brick repointing can restore the joints between your brick and stone, maintaining the strength and integrity of the walls that protect and surround you.
The age-old problem faced by you, the building owner, is finding a highly skilled brick repointing craftsman – not just any bricklayer – so as to not ruin your brickwork with inferior brick repointing. Choosing the right craftsmen for your project requires someone who understands masonry and possess the necessary skills fit for the job.
Whether your building is domestic, commercial, strata complex or a heritage building – choosing trained craftsmen the first time round will save you from additional costs and stress in the future.
What is repointing? Repointing is an intricate process requiring a high level of proficiency and experience to ensure the integrity of your building is upheld.
The repointing process:
- Decayed mortar is carefully raked out of the brick or stone joints and the joints are then washed to remove any dust and debris
- Depending on your building, Premier Pointing will inspect the original joint and mortar type – creating a new mortar closely matching the original colour and texture
- Mortar is injected into the joint, with careful consideration taken to ensure the original joint profile is correct
- Once the mortar is dry, your brickwork is thoroughly cleaned with a high-pressure water brick cleaning system
Effective repointing greatly improves the appearance and resilience of your building’s masonry.
So if you’d prefer to work with a team of experienced pointers, repair and preservation specialists who can deliver almost two decades of professional experience, give us a call today on 0450 942 080 or request a quote.
We engaged Premier Pointing during November and December 2016 to repoint and repair the brickwork on our two strata buildings located in Naremburn. The remedial work completed was of an excellent quality.
The project was completed on time and within the agreed budget that had been quoted.
All Premier Pointing staff were professional and courteous and we found them excellent to deal with at all times during the course of the project.
They also did an excellent job of keeping our premises clean and tidy at the end of each work day and did a great clean-up when the work was completed at the end of the two month contract period.
In my experience, it is quite rare to find high quality tradespeople like Premier Pointing and we would happily recommend them to anyone.
My 78 year old home at 1 Flora Street Mascot has just had extensive renovation of the external brickwork by "Premier Pointing Pty Ltd". The work involved rake out and repoint the brickwork on the front facade, left and right elevation and chimney. The gate pair and garden wall were also completely repaired. Other work was to change 6 lintels to right hand side.
I found the work done was of excellent quality. The craftsmen doing the job were exceedingly capable, efficient and courteous with great consideration for the residents as the work was being carried out. The administration staff were also excellent being efficient and available at all times.
The house at 1 Flora Street Mascot is heritage listed and therefore now of great heritage significance. The house was built in 1939 by F H Beenche for my great grandfather Ernest William Sheldrake. It was bought by my parents George Arthur Nilson and Nellie May Powditch (Jnr) and is now owned by myself Robert George Nilson and my wife Julie Yu Hua Fang (now four generations of owners).
The land was part of a grant acquired by Simon Lord in 1810 and in the 1850's was bought by Joseph Tunbridge. By 1928 Flora Street came into existence with houses first appearing in the 1930's. 3 Flora Street Mascot was the first house built on the eastern side of Flora Street in 1936 for my grand parents Charles William Swift Powditch and Nellie May Sheldrake. 1 Flora Street Mascot was built for my great grandfather Ernest William Sheldrake in 1939.
Sincere thanks to "Premier Pointing".
Robert NilsonRobert Nilson