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    • Maxwell007
    • By Maxwell007 10th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    Repointing Walls 3bed house :
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
    Repointing Walls 3bed house : 10th Jan 18 at 5:14 PM
    I had a building survey report done, house was fine apart from two walls that need Repointing . . . its a 1960s 3bed house,


    What do i need to know about repointing & where does one go to avoid the repointing cowboys, would it put you off buying a house with repoint issues . . .


    thanks in advance.
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    • Lauralou79
    • By Lauralou79 10th Jan 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:24 PM
    Our house needs repointing but it isn!!!8217;t cheap as quite a long dull job, so it!!!8217;s not high up on jobs on our house this year. If that!!!8217;s the worse thing on your survey that!!!8217;s good tho!
    • esmy
    • By esmy 10th Jan 18, 5:47 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:47 PM
    Our house is Victorian (1904). Our survey when we moved in 18 years ago recommended repointing - we still haven't done it! No problems with any penetrating damp etc
    • jimbog
    • By jimbog 10th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
    Are you sure it actually needs it?
    The problem with quotations on the internet is that you can never verify their authenticity - Abraham Lincoln
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 10th Jan 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:30 PM
    Do you actually know what "repointing" means? It doesn't sound it.

    The pointing is the line of mortar visible between the bricks. It helps to weather-proof the brickwork, and erodes and flakes over time. It's not hard to replace, even DIY, but it is slow.

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