One of the elements of the traditional Manchester brickwork restoration process is tuckpointing. It is employed in historic brickwork restoration for repair, reconstruction and preservation of the original appearance of the walls in Manchester. Tuckpointing is most often required in the preservation of historic buildings by conservators. It is one of the most time-consuming, requiring the most skill and patience, type of pointing.
It is crucial to use the right mix of mortar for individual phases. First, we fill the spaces between bricks are with the mortar. For this operation, we use mortar of the same colour as the colour of the bricks. It creates a uniform colour and texture of the wall. The shapes of bricks are lost.
In the second phase, we apply a line-shaped mortar that forms the image of bricks in a precise manner. Even the smallest shortages of skills and experience will become apparent during the final phase of tuckpointing implementation.
Tuckpointing allows you to achieve a perfectly even wall effect, even when the bricks are unevenly laid. A time-consuming process that requires a lot of skills, which results in higher execution costs, consequently results in its less and less frequent use.
We specialise in various brick pointing types. There is a possibility to restore the original type of brick pointing or to change its shape and colour.