Render or Re-Point ?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by tph1, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. tph1

    tph1 Member

    The brickwork on my kitchen wall is in a pretty poor state - loose mortar, some bad patch re-pointing, small amount of damp penetration around the UPVC window and door openings, spalling, areas that were painted in the past that are now peeling etc etc.

    Just wondering if it is generally better to re-point or render. Render would be cheaper, but will it suck it even more moisture ?

    Re-pointing is more money, but could look better when finished...

    Any ideas ??

  2. CheshireBuilder

    CheshireBuilder New Member

    i would personally chop out a lot of the old pointing and repoint it all...
  3. bedworthbrickie

    bedworthbrickie New Member

    trust me get it repointed!
  4. ponty01.

    ponty01. New Member

    you need to make the brickwork good before you consider any rendering. dont render to cover imperfect mortar joints - it will be an even bigger mess :(

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