Pointing your old house is one of the most overlooked aspect in preserving your home. Lime mortar generally accounts for 16 per cent of the walls; even more so on flint walls, and a key element that protects you from the elements.

Lime mortar is a key defence of water ingress and a vital role in the movement of the structure over its lifetime, which is why it should not be ignored. When owning a listed or older property, it is one of the most important aspects for maintaining; as it can be a source of mold, damp and leaks, which can cause significant damage to the structure over time.

before lime mortar pointing

When Should you Repoint a Wall?

A clear sign of when you should repoint a wall is when you can see open joints around the mortar bed. This can be a very straight forward job and shouldn’t cost too much for the materials. Repointing can be very labour intensive task, when using a trowel and usually cost a considerable amount when a builder is involved.

Nowadays, a lot of people have resulted in repointing themselves, as it is only required on small patches of the building at a time.

Can I Use Cement In My Property?

Generally, a lot of the houses up to the Victorian era used lime mortar, and you should only use lime mortar when repointing has to be done. Cement, or even lime cement can cause a lot of damage to the walls; which will result in decay earlier and blowing of the bricks, and eventually you will have to be replaced the brick completely.

Cement mortars are a lot harder than the soft and less porous lime mortars; which do not allow the water to evaporate and tends to leak the salt from the bricks itself, making it more susceptible to salt and sulfate attacks.

Can I Use Modern Pointing Guns?

Most restoration jobs on pointing walls are done by trowel, as lime mortar can cause blockages and let the water run out of the pointing gun. However, pointing guns with the right product can be a quick time saving application, allowing the repointing to be done in a day. Saving you money on hiring more builders for the job.

Pointing guns can also make sure the joint is completely filled and won’t result in damaging the fascia of the brick, when compare to using a trowel.

pointing gun

Easy To Use

Our gun pointing mortar is very easy to use. No need for mix ratios, simply add water to the mix and away you go.

No Blockages

Our lime pointing mortar has been designed and engineered to work with modern mortar guns and bag injection. So you can carry on with the job in hand, without water running out of the gun.

It’s Quick And Straight To The Point

Pointing can be very time consuming when using a trowel, our gun pointing mortar makes it quick and easy to fill the joint.

Ready Mixed Gun Pointing Mortar
Limepoint - gun pointing mortar

Our ready mixed bag is perfect choice for restoration projects as its quick, easy to use and works flawlessly in modern pointing guns. We can be supplied in 25kg bags for small jobs for the DIYer or a 1 tonne bulk bags for rebuilding a walls; which can be delivered next day.

Starting From £19.00
Limepoint Colour Range
Cambridge Dark Grey
Cambridge Dark Grey
Cambridge Dark Grey
HMTB9.2
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Natural
Natural
Natural
HMT000
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Glasgow Grey
Glasgow Grey
Glasgow Grey
HMTB150
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Traditional London
Traditional London
Traditional London
HMTY180
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Padstow Brown
Padstow Cornwall Brown
Padstow Brown
HMTX95
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Cotswold
cotswold
Cotswold
HMTY360
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