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Brick Pointing

Pointing is the external edge of the mortar between the brickwork. Great care is needed to follow the historic pattern of the pointing ushc as penny struck or tuck pointing. Sometimes a recessed joint is used where the arises or edges of the brick are worn through age. Occasionally the pointing has been coloured, black being popular in the late 19th century. Lime mortars are traditional and their softeness and flexibility helps preserve the brickwork, and care is needed in matching the sands, grits and aggregates. Weatherstruck pointing is not suitable for traditional brickwork.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Brick Pointing
A B Kirby & Sons
A B Kirby & Sons, 94 Bull Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8NQ
Tel 01268 774052
A B Kirby & Sons are a long established family firm, with over 50 years of experience specialising in all types of repointing and chemical cleaning to brickwork, flint and stone as well as brick replacement and restoration, working on many listed buildings, with local conservation authorities. We are experts in all types of repointing including flush, penny struck, ironed-in and tuckpointing, all of which can be carried out on old and new brickwork. The firm is based in Rayleigh, Essex and cover the southeast including Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and the eastern side of London.
ASAP Brickwork
64 Hyde Crescent, London NW9 7HA
Tel 0208 205 3775
ASAP Brickwork is a specialist brickwork firm based in North London, specialising in the repair and conservation of brickwork using traditional materials and work methods for listed buildings, period properties and conservation areas including repointing, lime pointing, arches and gauged brickwork. The majority of our works are on listed buildings for homeowners. Experienced in the use of lime and other traditional materials we have built an established service and client base for listed buildings, period properties and conservation areas.
CJH Brick Restoration
2 Knaggs House, Sutherland Grove, Teddington TW11 8TT
Tel 07906 902007
CJH Brick Restoration are specialists in repointing for the restoration and conservation of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian pre-1930s brick built buildings. Including tuck pointing, penny pointing, brick pointing, brick re-pointing, brick cleaning, brick restoration and flush pointing We are a professional and friendly company located in Teddington, with over 60 years of combined experience, working with clients in Teddington, Twickenham, Fulwell, Strawberry Hill, Whitton, St Margarets, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Kingston, Ham, Petersham, Richmond, Kew, Barnes, Mortlake, Sheen, Chiswick, Brentford, Putney, Fulham, South West London, Middlesex and Surrey.
Ernest Barnes Limited
13 College Crescent, Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 3PF
Tel 01753-833533 Mob - 07802-741269
Ernest Barnes Ltd has over thirty years of experience undertaking specialist brickwork repairs to historic buildings. We are committed to conserving the historic environment and have an exceptional level of knowledge, skills and expertise in this field. We specialises in the maintenance, repair and conservation of historic brickwork using traditional materials and techniques. Our clients include the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The National Trust and owners of period and listed properties. We undertake brickwork condition surveys and produce specifications and provide a comprehensive report identifying causes of deterioration, previous interventions and recommendations for repair.
Inglenook Restoration Ltd

With over 10 years experience with period and listed buildings we offer a friendly reliable service and our aim is to repair the Inglenook fireplace to its former glory that will give you years of comfort and pleasure. The service we offer to our clients is comprehensive from the initial full consultation and site visit survey to the full repair and rebuild of the Inglenook fireplace, chimney, brickwork, stonework, lime pointing and lime plastering. And supplying all materials required period bricks,terracotta floor tiles and paviours, reclaimed oak beams,etc. We operate in Surrey and the surrounding counties.
Owlsworth IJP
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 5BY
Tel 01189 469 169
Owlsworth IJP is a company that has an understanding and appreciation of traditional properties, building techniques and materials, with years of experience in the sympathetic and careful repair of properties. Clients include The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and several County Councils as well as numerous private clients.They employ their own highly skilled team of craftsmen capable of providing a host of traditional craft skills, using techniques passed down the generations. These skills include carpentry, joinery, plastering, bricklaying, stonemasonry, blacksmithing and millwrighting.
Stewart Truman Ltd
12 Rutland Close, Bexley, Kent, DA5 3HY
Tel 07940 461 952
Stewart Truman create, restore and maintain luxury and historic property. Services we offer are brickwork, tuckpointing & stonework, refurbishments and restoration & conservation. Working throughout London and the surrounding areas.
WPD Productions Ltd
Broad Oak , Burchetts Green Lane, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 3 QW
Tel 020 8885 1515
Specialist decorators and lime plasterers. We work on historic properties and heritage sites throughout London and the surrounding counties. We offer all services related to the use of lime including plastering, interior and exterior lime rendering, washes, moulds, casting, detail work and colour matching of substrate. We also offer consultancy and project management services. Please see our website for further details.
Beckwith Tuckpointing Ltd, 24 The Meadow Way, Billericay, Essex, CM112HL Telephone 01277 659949 Website:
Kent Conservation & Restoration Ltd KCR , 11 Harrison Drive, Harrietsham, Kent ME17 1BZ Telephone 01622 859794 Website: