Kevin Nye Brickwork and Pointing
Welcome to our website
We are London's leading Lime Re-Pointing and Brickwork specialists.
We provide extremely high quality Lime Pointing and Imperial Brickwork services from dedicated highly skilled tradesman. We are renowned for our attention to detail and high quality workmanship.
Whatever your needs for your brickwork and pointing we can provide a high quality, expert service at sensible prices.
Contact us for any enquiries. We give free estimates
Why use Lime Mortar ?
Most properties built before 1930 have solid brickwork i.e. no cavity insulation, and must be re-pointed in Lime Mortar only.
Why cement/sand mix pointing should not be used in non-cavity brickwork :
⦁ it is non permeable and often causes premature damage to to the brick work resulting in internal damp issues
⦁ it is very solid once cured and results in a solid aggregate structure. Experience and knowledge has shown the mortar should be weaker than the bricks and is the sacrificial element in the structure as it is less costly than brickwork replacement.
Why Lime Mortar should be used :
⦁ Allows for movement and flexibilty in our changing weather
⦁ Is proven to allow moisture to travel freely between brickwork
⦁ Draws moisture from wet brickwork
⦁ In the last few decades empiricle testing has provided a scientific understanding of its remarkable abilities
Cement/ sand mix pointing can be used in properties built after 1930 with a cavity between internal and external walls
All our Lime Mortars comply with BSEN459