Pointing Services

All quotes and subsequent work is carried out by a pointing specialist

Pointing is the process of replacing deteriorated mortar in the joints of a masonry wall with new mortar. Older properties pre-1940's will have to use a NHL 3.5 lime mortar after that normally a blend or gauged mortar which has sand cement and lime in the mix. If your property has disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, damp walls or damaged plasterwork then you need repointing.

  • For residential owners to add value to the home or enhance the features of a family home by restoration of the external features
  • If you are selling the property to give curb appeal
  • Commercial properties found that first impressions went a long way and brick and stone restoration helped generate more business
  • Property developers, in order to add value to the property and maximise return on investment
  • Working on commercial properties, GMT will only work to CDM regulations

Our services include: External and Internal Pointing and Repointing, Acid Washing, Block Paving/Patio Cleaning, Brick Stain Removal, Brick Replacement, Ivy Removal from Brick or Stonework, Brickwork Correction and Replacement, Repairs to brickwork and walls plus Smoke Damage Removal from Brickwork and Pointing. Please see examples of repair and replacement below.

* For more examples, please see our gallery page

GMT Pointing is the first pointing specialist in North Wales to be approved by Trading Standards.

Trusted Trader, Trading Standards Approved


The Pointing Process Explained

The Pointing Process - Grinding

We grind to remove old mortar using diamond disk (not resin) to a depth of twice the width, often using 6.5mm thick mortar raking disks. If it has not been raked out deep enough then it will fail and need to be redone.

The Pointing Process - Wash Down

After mortar has been removed, we jet wash/hose down to remove excess dust. Repointing will be either Sand & Cement or Lime, to a colour of your choosing (samples available)

The Repointing  Process

Repointing will be carried out by dampening the walls first and repointing with a measured mix from the top of the building working down.

There are 2 finishes available - Flush and Weather Struck

Flush Finish

Flush Pointing
Weather Struck Finish

Weather Struck Finish

Acid Washing

This process is used to clean up poor repointing (as image below). The finished result is much more visually appealing.

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Brickwork Damage

Incorrect strength of pointing mix is damaging to brickwork and costly to repair. The damage as seen below can happen in as short a time period as 2 years. This can be avoided by commissioning an expert pointing specialist.

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Block Paving/Patio Cleaning

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Examples of Repointing Using a Master Gun

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Repointing Internal Walls

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Brick Stain Removal

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Brick Replacement

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Removal Of Ivy from Brick and Stonework

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Removing and Repointing Substandard Pointing

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Brick Correction and Replacement

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Repairing Damaged Wall

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