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

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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

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Brick & Stone Restoration and Repair.

Sydney’s Brick Restoration and Repointing Experts

The walls that surround your home or building are fundamental to its structure, integrity, and most of all your safety and comfort. However, neglecting the brickwork sheltering you and your family from the outside elements is easy to do. Of course, doing so can prove costly and dangerous in the long run. 

Repointing – the process of removing and replacing old mortar from the joints surrounding bricks – is not just a cosmetic procedure. Premier Pointing can help you return your home/building back to its former glory, transforming decaying, damaged and unattractive brick work into the feature it once was, while restoring the strength and integrity of your building.

You don’t need any repointing firm. Your home is one of your most valuable assets, so you need a team of professional industry experts who treat it as such. Don’t let the value of your home or building slowly deteriorate along side crumbling brickwork or mortar.    

It’s easy to return your building to its former glory with Premier Pointing’s complete range of services including:

  • Brick & Stone Repointing
  • Tuckpointing
  • Brick & Stone Restoration
  • Brick repair, replacement & staining 
  • Remedial Wall Tie replacement
  • Lintel & Arch-bar replacement
  • Water repellent and DPC installation

Why? The benefits to your building include:

  • Rejuvenation of your building’s appearance and the restoration of brickwork and stone back to it’s original condition
  • Protecting the integrity and historical character of your building
  • Increasing your home/building’s value
  • Preventing future decay and repair costs
  • Maintaining peace of mind with friendly, experienced craftsmen who leave your site clean and tidy when they’re done

Premier Pointing is Sydney’s leading brickwork repointing and brick repair specialists. Over the course of their professional experience, which spans almost two decades, Premier Pointing have restored and renovated the brick work of homes, churches, town halls and heritage buildings all across NSW.

If you’d prefer to work with a team of restoration specialists, call today on 0450 942 080

 

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Mortar to Repoint in Sydney

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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