JB Building and Maintenance offer a whole range of brickwork solutions from re-pointing to new builds with no job to small.
We carry out all types of brick laying works from building a house to a garden wall. We are able to use a wide range of material including new facing bricks, engineering bricks, reclaimed bricks, concrete blocks and stone. Bricks are generally laid with a 4:1 ratio mix of 4 building sand and 1 cement, mortar joints are generally 10 mm thick and can be finished in a variety of ways which can be aesthetic and functional. Brick work should be plumb and level.
Facing bricks and reclaimed brick come in a wide range of colours and styles, many styles of brick are regional in origin and will be seen more in certain areas of the U.K. Generally bricks come in 2 common sizes, 65 mm which is known as a metric brick and 73 mm which is know as an imperial brick. Engineering bricks are generally red or blue coloured.
Sometimes brick work can be quite porous and suffer from water ingress, product such as Thompson’s water seal can be useful to seal brick work and prevent water penetration, which over time may show on internal walls. Some older properties may even lack a damp proof course (DPM) which means they could suffer from rising damp.
Your walls may require re-pointing when the mortar in-between the brick joints becomes loose or crumbly. Mortar is susceptible to damage from the weather. When your mortar starts to deteriorate you may start to get damp coming through which over time may show on internal plaster work.
When you see signs of loose mortar you should consider having re-pointing works carried out as the problem will only get worse with every winter that passes.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
JB Building and Maintenance undertake brick work throughout the West Midlands, Coventry, Warwickshire and all surrounding areas including Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Stratford Upon Avon, Henley in Arden and Southam.