What is Brick Repointing and what factors need to be considered?

Quickly and cleanly restore your old, weathered or damaged brickwork.

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For over 30 years Quality pointing have been reviving tired looking properties all over the north west with re-pointing.

After a time the mortar joint between brickwork can become damaged by weather, be it snow/ice penetrating the joint or rain containing toxins that corrode the mortar, even wind blown grit and dust can be detrimental to exposed brickwork. Quality pointing will assess the cause and recommend the solution to ensure your brickwork stands the test of time.

Every job is different but our ethics of quality stay the same, beginning with a clean and tidy safe site, we ensure that each mortar joint is extracted to a minimum depth that is in line with current building regulations, keeping every joint straight and every mix strong, quality pointing guarantee our finish will leave other companies wanting.

Our styles of pointing range from original mortar to classic lime based mortar strap/block pointing and also contemporary mastic and coloured pointing, examples of which can be discussed to suit needs and taste.

Garden walls, floor coverings (flags, indian stone), full houses, weathered areas, chimneys, ridge tiles, concrete tile verge quality pointing can help.

Types of brick pointing

Weather Struck Pointing

Requires a lot of skills and experience to get the necessary results. In this type of pointing, we press mortar into raked joints first. After that, mortar is smoothed to get even surface of the pointing lines. The bottom edge is then neatly trimmed with a sharp knife and straight edge. Thus the joint is finished sloping from the top of the joint to its bottom. This type of pointing will give excellent resistance to adverse weather.

Flush Pointing

In this type of pointing, the pressed into the raked joints mortar is finished off flush with the edges of the bricks. This process gives a rough “old look” appearance. This type of pointing requires a lot of skills and experience to get the necessary results. It is used extensively in brickwork and stone masonry face work.


In this type of pointing, we press mortar in colour of the bricks into the raked joints first. After that, it is flush with the surface of the wall. In stage two, we apply lime putty mortar. Then the top and bottom edges of the joints are cut parallel to give a regular width and straight look to irregular brick and stone masonry. Read our blog and learn more about tuckpointing and traditional brickwork restoration.

Ribbon Cut Pointing

A type of pointing similar to weather struck pointing. While the pressed mortar is still not dry, we cut the top and bottom edges of the joints parallel, often used to give a regular joint width to irregular brick and stone masonry.

Customer Testimonials

I absolutely love my pointed brickwork. Thank you for an amazing job from start to finish. Not only does my home look great but it’s also increased the value.

Joanne Alderley Edge

You’ve done an excellent job on my house. The new pointing looks amazing. Thank you and I will recommend you to my friends.

Brian Wilmslow

My husband and I are very pleased with the work you carried out to our house. We had several quotes done for repointing, but you were the only one who took the time to discuss why we wanted it doing and what was appropriate for the problems we were having. You did a bang up job despite the awful weather and we'd be more than happy to use you again or recommend you to others.

Rebecca Tameside