Re-Pointing
We provide many different aspects of re-pointing work including:

 
  • Flat joint: Or also known as a flush joint
  • Weathered struck: a very popular joint
  • Overhand struck: This profile was developed at the latter part of the 17th century. It is not considered a good external joint as it can hold moisture on the ledge formed along the bottom of the joint.
  • Ruled joint: Also known as Penny half penny joint, this was very popular in the 17th and 18th century.
  • Raked joint: The mortar is set back from the face of the brickwork between 5mm and 10mm.
  • Rolled joint: Also know as bucket handle
  • Double struck: This is a popular finish to Tudor brickwork and remain so during the 17th century.
  • Galletting: Very rarely used on brickwork, it is more commonly used on stone and flintwork. Small chips of stone or flint are inserted into the sort mortar. Although considered purely decorative it certainly strengthens the joint
  • Colour wash: Colour washing is generally carried out when there is a variation in brick colour and tone, it brings the brickwork to a more uniformed colour.