Chimney repointing is the process of repairing the mortar joints between individual bricks or stones in a masonry structure. At Wayne Sweep Chimney Sweeps, our chimney specialists manage seamless chimney restoration work to optimise the functionality and aesthetic appeal of chimneys in Brighton, Horsham and all surrounding areas. We can work on domestic homes, heritage and listed buildings, which typically need to be repointed with lime mortar.
We are happy for you to contact us to discuss the state of your chimney and our team can advise on the required work. Our specialists also manage chimney repairs and can fit chimney cowls to further protect chimneys.
If the masonry damage to chimneys is so extensive that repointing is no longer practical, we can complete full chimney stack rebuilding.
Our chimney specialists cover all services required to return chimneys to a structurally safe and sound condition. We offer various work to meet each customer’s specific needs.
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We offer chimney repointing for all types of stacks in and around Horsham and Brighton. Our repointing service restores chimneys by replacing old, decaying mortar with new mortar. This strengthens the structural integrity of chimneys and helps prevent moisture from entering through exposed mortar joints, which can cause extensive interior damage.
Bricks on chimneys typically last around a century, but the mortar has a much shorter lifespan. Depending on the exposure to inclement weather and water, mortar can last for roughly 25 years. Our chimney tuckpointing service involves removing and replacing old mortar with new mortar joint materials. Our chimney specialists restore the structural stability of chimneys.
With weather-struck chimney pointing, our team leaves the joint intact, and we strike the surface with a trowel to create a weathered appearance. We use an inclined angle towards the mortar, which slopes it away from the top of the joint to the bottom of the structure.
This is a much more specialised pointing than flush because it requires time, skill and experience to achieve a good result. Our experts use this technique to mimic the look of the natural weathering process and achieve a decorative appearance that is visually stunning.
The Wayne Sweep Chimney Sweeps team are happy to answer any questions about our chimney repointing service. We will establish your aesthetic and functionality goals, the state of the chimney on your Horsham or Brighton home and restore it to excellent condition.