Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

    SubTitle

    Guidelines for Best Practice
    Repointing Brick and Stone Walls large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        23 Jan 2017
        10681730
        10681730

        Main Summary

          The appearance of brick and stone masonry owes as much to the character of the mortar joints as to the stone and bricks themselves. Unsuitable repointing can affect not only the look but also the durability of masonry, and is amongst the most frequent causes of damage to the character and fabric of historic buildings.
           
          The comprehensive repointing of a building is rarely necessary. Generally only those parts that are most exposed to the weather or are affected by specific problems such as leaking rainwater pipes or gutters are likely to be in need of attention. Sound historic mortar should be left undisturbed as it can be an important part of the character and significance of a building.

          This guidance, aimed at homeowners and non-specialist building professionals, provides a brief technical guide to the key issues and stages that need to be considered when repointing brick or stone walls of older buildings.

          Additional Information

          Author

          David Pickles

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          21

          Number of Pages

          51

          ISBN

          9781848024953

          Contents

            •    Introduction
            •    Deciding the Scope of Work
            •    Repointing
            •    Where to Get Advice
            •    Acknowledgements

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