Facades offer traditional repointing to protect and preserve the building. The type of mortar used is essential – use of the wrong mortar in pointing is responsible for all manner of stonework damage, including shelving.
Facades will replace ageing, perished or incorrect mortar using Natural Hydraulic Lime (NHL) mortar and apply it using traditional techniques.
We use lime mortar in traditional repointing as it has minimal impact on the building. Its soft and porous properties make it the best choice for natural stone, as it allows the walls to breathe and reduces the chance of water damage.
Lime mortar can also be colour matched to your existing brick and stonework, preserving the original look of the building. The mortar is durable and has a long life when applied properly.
Facades use traditional repointing methods to restore buildings and maintain their original appearance. Our team are highly trained in traditional techniques to reflect the historic integrity of the original materials and give a flawless, professional finish.
Restoration of defective or failing sections of stonework, using quality lime products
Removing impermeable coatings to allow masonry to breathe and slow deterioration
Mechanical repointing using lime or cement mortars to restore the integrity of brickwork
Remedying structural defects without the need for major rebuilding work
High res and 4K detailed photographic surveys to identify potential issues