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LIME POINTING SPECIALISTS

 

Rs brickwork has been trading for a number of years

and with over 25 years experience in the building industry, we can assure all are customers old and new,

the work we carry out will be done according to the customers requirements, and with the customers approval at all times , any size of contract small or large it could be a damp area of 1 meter square, in a private home, to a complete listed building renovation.

  • SETTLEMENT CRACKS REPAIRED

  • BAD BRICKS REMOVED AND REPLACED

  • SMALL UNSIGHTLY AREAS OF POINTING

  • CLEANED AND REPOINTED

  • ANY MINOR REPAIRS

  • NATURAL HYDRAULIC LIME RENDERING

  • CHIMNEY REPAIR

  • CRACK STITCHING

  • LIME REPOINTING

  • WE USE LIME PRODUCTS SUPPLIED BY www.telling.co.uk

  • LIME PLASTERING

  • CHIMNEY REPOINTING

  • PENETRATING DAMP CURED

R S BRICKWORK

13 ERNEST STREET

CREWE

CHESHIRE

CW2 6JF

Tel Home: 01270584015 
Mobile: 07866674738

 Lime repointing

Natural Hydraulic Lime


Victorian walled Garden , Grade 11 *  Listed in Shropshire 

only 3 remaining  in England, detailed chimneys built in the wall

so that fires  can be lit in the winter months warming the wall via voids built in the wall

similar  to flues in a normal  chimney stack, originally there was 3 chimneys but now only 1 remaining

work  carried out to stabilize the wall and stop any further  damage occuring

replacing bad bricks, and raking out and repointing

 

 

Garden Wall, Tarvin near Chester

 

 the wall needed a lot of rebuilding in parts , but now restored to its original state lime mortar will help keep the brickwork dry

                      by letting it breath and dry out , before repointing the wall was constantly wet

                      Rebuilding and repointing a 150 year old wall      

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Damp internal walls can be  due the wall  not being able to breath and in nearly all cases 

not rising damp , similar on the outside with spalled   bad bricks if cement pointing as been used on soft very old porous bricks

Many older properties were built without a damp proof course. They were

constructed in such a way that allows moisture to both enter and leave the materials

 

the opposite of modern construction techniques and materials that are sealed against

moisture , if older properties are unable to breathe they can suffer from  damp problems 

causing mould, fungi , dry and wet rot

 

 

Most pre- 1930 buildings were built with lime and should therefore ideally be pointed

with lime , cement pointing is very hard and because of its lack of flexibility it will crack

over time when used in old properties , as the walls move and try to breathe

Once cement pointing cracks it allows water to get into the structure of the building 

without letting it escape again or evaporate this leads to damp problems

 

We have plenty of experience in removing cement pointing and replacing with lime

It is a job that must be done with great care ,so the other building materials such as

brick or stone are not damaged 

 

Work carried out on a cottage at Tilstock Cheshire 

the building  was restricted in its breathability due to the paint which was a modern 

acrylic based , and not a lime paint, this  combined with the problem of the cement

re- pointing done on the property ,

we needed to get the existing paint off and then remove the cement pointing

after replacing numerous damaged bricks we then repointed in NHL lime 

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Barn Conversations at Market Drayton (Shropshire)  

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In total we did over 400  m2  of lime repointing to 3 large

Converted Barns at Tern Hill

 

 

work included repair work to Sandstone door plinths  

repointing and rendering work carried out in

North Wales on a large estate house

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front elevation pointed in a cement mortar which is not suitable for the stonework

all the cement mortar will be taken out before lime mortar pointing will be done

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hard dense cement mortars should never be used on structures with soft pourus bricks

lime mortar allows the structure to breath and lets the moisture migrate from the walls

through the lime mortar joints, keeping the walls dry and free from damp

 

 

 

 

repointing in lime mortar, allowing the structure

 

to breath, lime mortar the traditional methods for the earlier built structures ,

if you have signs of damp in your older built period property please call for some free advice and information, on the benefits of using traditional lime mortar , for repointing , lime render and internal lime plastering

Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire

and other locations covered including Alderly Edge, Wilmslow

Knutsford,Whitchurch,Northwich,Chester

 

Contact us

repointer@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07866 674 738 | 01270 584 015

13 ERNEST STREET CREWE CHESHIRE
CW2 6JF

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