All Aspects of Building Work

Building work can be anything from repointing, joinery and plastering. Different tradesmen have their own processes and techniques of how they carry out building work. It’s important you choose the right tradesmen to carry out the work you may need doing on your property to ensure its carried out correctly and to the highest standards.

Building jobs such as repointing and replacing brickwork is the process of having the cement between the bricks replaced and strengthened to maintain the longevity of a property, if replacing of brickwork was required then it’s important to try and match the new brick colour with the existing brick colour as closely as possible. If you’ve undertaken building work then finishing touches such as plastering and joinery are important to consider, and it’s easier to use a company that houses everything under one roof, rather than use 3 or 4 separate companies.

Choosing a Tradesman

When you’re considering having any type of building and construction work carried out, the most important thing to consider is how to choose a good reputable tradesman or company. One of the first thing to consider is reputation, don’t be afraid to look into people and companies before you choose them. Looking online at reviews and testimonials can help you to gain an understanding of the quality of a work they provide and how the company operates. As well as looking at reviews and testimonials look for signs and badges that tie them to reputable organisations such as FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and Buy With Confidence, connection with associations like these let you know that they and their work meets certain criteria and standards.

Why Undertake Building Repointing

Pointing is the finish that is between the bricks of your house and allows your property to breathe, over time pointing can start to break down and show signs of wear and tear or with older building the pointing may not have been done correctly in the first place. Pointing that isn’t done correctly or that is breaking down can cause irreparable damage to your home, it cause water to seep into your home, bricks to disintegrate and cracks, that’s why it’s important to undergo repointing sooner rather than later. There are two main types of pointing; with older houses usually pre 1920’s that are built from brick and stone use lime mortar, whereas newer houses that are post 1920’s that are built from brick or stone use a cement mortar. When you choose to have repointing work carried out a trained and experienced professional will scrape out the existing mortar and fill it in with new mortar providing your home the strengthened mortar and tidy finish.

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