Here are some of the more popular questions that we are asked together with answers.
If you have a question about any aspect of our business, please contact us and we’ll get back to you and maybe even add it to this list.
How much does it cost for repointing?
The cost of repointing depends on the type of masonry being pointed, sand stone, brick etc, the style it is finished in, i.e flush, bucket handle, recessed, weatherstruck, birds beak, tuck, and the type of repointing required, standard mortar, lime mortar, coloured mortar, etc. The price is normally calculated per square metre and can range from £18- £45.
Do you use a mortar gun?
No, we only use traditional methods so that we can ensure the joints are filled completely. We have years of experience with this method and do not use a mortar gun.
What remedial wall ties do you use?
We can install any remedial wall tie that is on the market today, however it is important to correctly identify the correct wall tie for the masonry material in which the property is built from. All our remedial wall ties are made from marine grade stainless steel.
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes, we are insured to £5,000,000.
Is your work guaranteed?
Our wall tie replacement comes with a 25 year transferable company guarantee, the customer also has the option of purchasing an insurance backed guarantee.
It is difficult to say exactly how long pointing will last as it depends on many factors such as the type of building, type of pointing, position and exposure to wind and rain, etc, however we can assure you that we are repointing specialists for a reason and our standard of work is among the best in the south coast area.
We can issue a certificate of completion for the removal of cavity wall insulation. We do like the customer to see for themselves that we have removed the insulation before making good the holes.
Is it a messy job?
It certainly isn’t the cleanest, however we use dust extraction hoovers to minimize this and always leave your property spotless after every day.
How much does it cost for cavity wall tie replacement?
Cavity wall tie replacement is relatively cheap depending on the size of your property, and in some cases not all elevations will need work carried out on. Call Today For A Free Quotation 01903 713053 or 07513345231 or send us a message or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do we have cavity walls?
Cavity walls were introduced in the 19th century and became more widely used in the 1920’s, the main purpose of the cavity wall was to stop rain water penetrating through the walls onto the internal wall, so creating a gap between the walls would allow any external rain water that soaks into the bricks to run down the back of them into the ground. Wall ties are used to hold these two walls together and prevent them from moving away from each other.
Why is cavity wall insulation a problem?
Cavity wall insulation is fast becoming a huge problem because of the fact that the material cannot withstand long periods of heavy rain penetrating the brickwork on exposed walls or because the material was incorrectly installed under high pressure causing the material to be extremely dense thus creating a solid area for the water to pass through. The insulation companies claim that the materials used are water resistant, however we know from removing the cavity wall insulation from many properties across the south coast, that cavity wall insulation is not water resistant.
Do you have any accreditations?
Yes, we are proud to say that we do.
Being members of Which Trusted Rraders means that we have undergone a strict assessment of our business and the quality of our work by trading standards. All testimonials are checked for authenticity and we have to abide by the which trusted traders code of conduct at all times.
Being a checkatrade member means that we have been vetted, recommended and are continually monitored on our services. We strive to remain a highly recommended trader at all times from start to finish.
We are a Twistfix Registered Contractor.
A Twistfix registered contractor means that we will be the first call for enquiries through Twistfix who are a leading supplier of structural repair products like wall ties and crack stitching equipment.
We are a member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen
The Guild of Master Craftsmen is the UK’s most established trade association representing skilled tradesmen who strive for excellence in workmanship. The Guild of Master Craftsmen – someone who cares about customers and the service they receive, someone whose business has been awarded The Guild’s coveted Certificate of Quality and Service.