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Maintaining a brick house’s stability through proper repointing is crucial. Ideally done once in a lifetime, correct repointing replaces deteriorated mortar between bricks due to weathering. This decay prevents brick damage from the elements. Neglecting decayed pointing allows water in, causing dampness and brickwork damage. Inferior cement mortar repointing lasts about 10 years; quality repointing with lime mortar lasts 60+ years. Wrong mortar damages walls and leads to costly future repairs, replacing irreversibly damaged bricks. Effects like dampness and mold spread, causing expensive, hazardous property issues. Contact us for high-quality repointing quotes for historic and modern properties.

Types of Mortar Used for Repointing

From modern and traditional technologies, our masons are familiar with various types of mortar used for brick repointing in London. Each type of mortar is designed to provide a long-lasting, durable finish with unique characteristics.

Here's an overview of the most popular options:

Lime mortar

Lime mortar is a natural type that provides a flexible joint, making it ideal for repointing and flexible repairs.

Sand & cement mortar

This modern mortar is quickly becoming the most popular choice for brick repointing as it is cost-effective and durable.


This option is made from a combination of pozzolan and lime, making it resistant to erosion and chemical attack.

We offer a range of options tailored to your project, including pressed mortar, lime mortar, and sand and cement mortar repointing. At Environ, we are committed to determining the ideal mortar type for your brickwork repointing needs, considering factors such as your requirements and the building's location. Rest assured, we'll maintain the consistency of the previous mortar for an accurate restoration.

How to Identify Brickwork that Needs Repointing

Below are some of the signs that your brickwork needs repointing:

  • Cracked or missing mortar in the joints
  • Bulging walls, cracked bricks, or other structural defects
  • Spalling bricks (i.e., pieces of brick falling off due to water infiltration)
  • Efflorescence (white salts) on the surface of the brick

If you notice any of these signs, you don’t have to delay! Contact us today to get our professional help.

Environ Restoration Services: Your Go-to Provider for Brick Repointing in London

At Environ, our mission is to help you restore the beauty of your structure with precision repointing. With our experience and expertise, you can know that your property will look great for years! Plus, we offer competitive pricing and fast turnaround times, so you can get the job done quickly and cost-effectively.

Repointing demands precision and meticulous attention, as improper execution can lead to water infiltration, causing additional harm to the structure. Entrust this delicate process to our dependable and skilled masonry team. Our company's craftsmanship strikes a harmonious blend of timeless allure and contemporary sophistication.

Ready to rejuvenate your property? Contact us today to embark on your restoration journey with Environ.


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What Can You Expect from Us?

When it comes to the intricate art of brick repointing, precision and expertise are paramount. Trust London's foremost brick-repointing experts at Environ to ensure the job is executed to perfection.

At Environ, our commitment to excellence drives us to deliver top-notch results tailored to your needs. Our services encompass an array of offerings, including:

  • Structural repairs
  • Brick cleaning and repointing
  • Heritage works
  • House restorations
  • Brick paint removal
  • Drone surveys and tone restoration
  • Period roofing repairs and more!

With Environ Restoration Services, you're guaranteed nothing but the best. Our skilled team takes a comprehensive approach to restore your brickwork to its former glory. Before embarking on any project, we take the time to understand your unique requirements. Once the work is complete, you can expect a beautiful, long-lasting finish.

Visit our website for a free quotation by clicking here and contacting us to learn more about our services and how we can help you! We're always available to answer any queries or concerns you may have. Let us take care of your brick repointing needs today!


Q: What is brick repointing, and why is it important?

A: Brick repointing involves replacing deteriorated mortar between bricks. It maintains structural integrity, prevents water infiltration, and enhances the appearance of your property.

Q: How often should brick repointing be done?

A: The frequency depends on factors like climate and mortar quality.

Q: How do I know if my bricks need repointing?

A: Look for cracks, gaps, or crumbling mortar. Water seepage or a weathered look are signs as well.

Q: Can I repoint my bricks myself?

A: Proper repointing requires expertise and specialised tools. It's best to hire professionals for accurate and lasting results.

Q: Will repointing change the appearance of my building?

A: Skilled repointing maintains the original aesthetic. Matching mortar colour and style ensures a seamless look.


Mortar provides compression between bricks, absorbing force from gravity as the building settles and as the bricks expand and contract from temperature changes and moisture absorption. Using the wrong mortar doesn't just look bad, it can cause irreversible damage to the wall. A mortar that is too hard won't provide compression for the bricks, which will crack or shatter from having to absorb the force instead. This is especially damaging in period homes. Bricks from the Victorian era or earlier are far softer than today because they are highly porous, which allows the solid brick walls of the building to “breathe” moisture in and out. The softer the brick, the softer the mortar should be. In period homes, mortar joints also contribute to the breathability to the wall, which will otherwise cause the bricks to be overwhelmed by excessive travel of moisture. Modern brick walls use hard bricks, which allows the use of a harder mortar, though we still recommend a largely lime-based mortar due to its excellent compressive and self-healing properties.

Q: What are the differences between tuck, lime, and flush pointing?

A: Tuck pointing is a method of repointing brickwork with an indentation in the middle. Flush pointing, on the other hand, does not have an indentation and instead provides a smooth finish without gaps or uneven lines. Finally, lime mortar pointing is a traditional style of repointing that uses a material containing mortar and lime. It is more commonly used in older properties, as it provides a softer look than other types of pointing and allows for movement in brick walls due to its flexibility.

Q: How long does brick repointing take?

A: The time for a complete brick repointing job largely depends on the building size and how much work is necessary. Generally, one mason can take a few days to several weeks to complete a brick repointing project.

Q: How often should I do brick repointing?

A: Typically, brick repointing should be done every 15-20 years or when there is visible damage to the mortar. It’s important to check your brickwork regularly for any signs of damage and to keep up with general maintenance to extend the life of your building.

Final Thoughts

Brick repointing in London is an important service to consider when caring for your building. It can be daunting, but it can be a breeze with the right professional. To ensure you have the best outcome possible, do your research and seek an expert provider who understands the importance of brick repointing and has extensive experience within the industry.

With Environ Restoration Services, you will find not only knowledgeable professionals but excellent customer service as well. You will have a better-looking structure afterward and a safer one too! Call us now for a long-lasting Lime repointing solution!

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