Types of Pointing

Repointing should use lime mortar, coloured as necessary, and applied in the original style. Typically, mortar is flush to the brickwork, often stained to match, and sometimes tuck-pointed.


Tuck-pointing is very expensive; if possible use it in exposed areas, with plain flush pointing elsewhere.

Tuck-pointing takes a long time to learn and perfect properly. There are courses available for suitable candidates, but training will take at least a week to ensure the necessary skills and accompanying knowledge can be taught.

See the Design section for more information.