Norfolk Period Pointing was commissioned to repair a large area of early Victorian brickwork at Harvest House, Felixstowe in suffolk.
The wall had weathered inconsistently due to exposure and damp experienced over nearly two centuries in different seasons and facing directions. The age and manufacture of the bricks meant that many were soft and crumbled, so care had to be taken during the de-grouting and chiseling out of the older mortar, and before the sensitive application of the new lime mortar with a trowel.
Older walls are frequently repaired with a more modern harder cement-based mortar, trapping in softer, older, and more breathable lime mortar. Our more sympathetic and traditional method of repair involves the removal of the brittle cement first, before applying authentic lime based mortar.
The project required particular care in order to preserve the very old, but still live, tree branches attached along the length of the main garden wall.
“Norfolk Period Pointing provide a throughly professional service. Highly knowledgeable and experienced, we were confident from the outset that we were in safe hands.”
John Jones (Owner) – Harvest House