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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 Mob: 07932 624142 Fax n/a
Email: info@abkirby.co.uk
Website: www.abkirby.co.uk
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
Email: asapbrickwork@hotmail.com
Website: www.asapbrickwork.com
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.
Ernest Barnes Limited
13 College Crescent, Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 3PF
Tel 01753-833533 Mob - 07802-741269
Email: info@ernestbarnesltd.co.uk
Website: www.ernestbarnesltd.co.uk
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
17 Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4DH
Tel 01276 502 726 Mob: 07860 225 492
Email: info@fireplacerestorationsurrey.co.uk
Website: www.fireplacerestorationsurrey.co.uk
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.
Kent Conservation & Restoration Ltd KCR
11 Harrison Drive, Harrietsham, Kent ME17 1BZ
Tel 01622 859794
Email: info@kcrltd.com
Website: www.kcrltd.com
Kent Conservation & Restoration was founded by master craftsman Richard Flegg in 2005, the culmination of a family heritage of builders, going back many generations. The skills have been passed on - and today, the company is proud to have built a team of like-minded professionals, all with a sympathetic passion for traditional, long-established building techniques. KCR is now considered to be amongst the leading lime mortar brickwork specialists in the United Kingdom - and thus much of the company’s work is gained by reputation and recommendation. Services include lime mortar brickwork, historic brickwork repairs, repointing and cleaning, gauged brickwork, tuckpointing and mathematical tiling.
London Repointing & Restoration Ltd
Unit 29, 29 Grasdene Road, Plumstead, Kent SE18 2AS
Tel 07830 911177
Email: info@londonrepointingandrestorationltd.co.uk
Website: www.londonrepointingandrestorationltd.co.uk
London Repointing and Restoration are experts in repointing from brick repointing, stone repointing and lime repointing, with best cost effective solutions. We will also repair stonework, brick, stucco, faience and terracotta repairs, such as blown stone window sills or portico or cornice damage. We carry out chemical cleaning of brickwork. The results can transform the building back to its original colour and bring the brickwork back to life. We also offer an exterior decorating service.
Owlsworth IJP
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 5BY
Tel 01189 469 169
Email: info@ijp.co.uk
Website: www.owlsworthijp.co.uk
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
Email: info@stewarttruman.co.uk
Website: www.stewarttruman.co.uk
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.
Suffolk Brick & Stone Cleaning Co Ltd
Dickens House, Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit, Nr. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9QS
Tel 01359 242650
Email: info@suffolkbrickandstone.co.uk
Website: www.suffolkbrickandstone.co.uk
Suffolk Brick and Stone Cleaning Company Limited is a long established firm who specialise in external building cleaning, repointing and refurbishment. Employing the latest environmentally friendly techniques, to ensure safety to the surrounding areas, and the least possible damage, utilising various methods such as ‘JOS TORC’ and ‘DOFF Systems’. Our work also involves repointing and repair of worn or damaged brickwork. We are Stonehealth Approved and CITB Registered. We have completed works on both old and new buildings and undertake both small domestic properties and larger projects such as The Old Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
WPD Productions Ltd
8 Sutherland Road, London N17 0BN
Tel 020 8885 1515
Email: Sibylle.heil@btinternet.com
Website: www.wpdproduction.com
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: www.beckwithtuckpointing.com