REPOINTING BRICKWORK

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Repointing your brickwork with RBPF, a specialist trade company in Normandy

A specialist in repointing brickwork in Rouen, Amiens or Beauvais, Rénovation Bâtisseurs du Patrimoine Français uses lime as a raw material. Complex and technical to use, lime is the ideal material for repointing as it allows your building to breathe from the inside to the outside, whilst also being completely hydrophobic. A breathable material, lime absorbs very little moisture, but also offers the advantage that it quickly releases it. This means there is no increase in soil moisture via capillary action, and your home remains secure. In aesthetic and decorative terms, lime gives a unique look to a wall or facade. It weathers and ages extremely well.

What is brickwork repointing?

In addition to the significant aesthetic side, damaged brick mortar can cause water infiltration, or even loose bricks. To ensure your walls and mortar are secure in the long-term, RBPF can repoint your brickwork. There are different repointing techniques available, such as floating and iron fitting. After testing all of them, the Rénovation Bâtisseurs du Patrimoine Français team prefers the traditional pocket technique. “Personally, I believe the most efficient and effective technique is the traditional pocket technique. And by a long way!” explains Laurent PHILLIPE, RBPF’s manager.

 

First, damaged brick mortar must be removed using a grinder for 3 to 4 cm. After mixing the lime with 0.2 size sand, the mixture is placed in a pocket to be able to place the material inside the mortar joints. At this point, the brick absorbs the lime and moisture straight away, which solidifies the material. We then apply pressure using a repointing iron to compress the new lime onto the old one: this is iron fitting. “The material applied inside the mortar joint will overflow slightly. Once it is dry enough, we add a traditional brushed finish. The brickwork repointing is now complete.

Repointing brickwork Rouen

Repointing using lime
with the best value for money

Rénovation Bâtisseurs du Patrimoine Français stands out in the repointing industry due to the excellent value for money it offers. Despite the use of lime as a raw material, RBPF offers relatively low prices on the Normandy repointing market. Because quality should be accessible to all, RBPF has chosen to offer a fair and customised price for each of its projects.

Rénovation Bâtisseurs du Patrimoine Français stands out in the repointing industry due to the excellent value for money it offers. Despite the use of lime as a raw material, RBPF offers relatively low prices on the Normandy repointing market. Because quality should be accessible to all, RBPF has chosen to offer a fair and customised price for each of its projects.

RBPF, your brickwork repointing company
in Seine-Maritime and Eure