We have just completed this bespoke feature brick wall with reclaimed iron railings for a client in Harpenden. Built to complement the beautiful period property, it really adds to the curb appeal.
JW Building Services are brickwork and bricklaying specialists and can offer all aspects of brickwork including extensions, conservatories, garden walls, chimneys, stone & flint work, re-pointing and new build brickwork. We are happy to advise on design and can help you when selecting the type and style of brick, especially if it needs to be matched to existing brickwork.
Traditional and Architectural Brickwork in various bonds including; Stretcher Bond, Flemish Bond, English Bond, Garden Wall Bond and Decorative Bonds; Projecting, recessed, stack & feature panels.
Traditional Blockwork in Cavity Walls, Party Walls, Partitions in Lightweight through to heavy concrete blocks.
Stonework and Architectural Masonry
Stone features including, but not limited to; Cills, Lintels, Bands, mullions, transomes, feature entrances, copings, steps, corbells and quions. Special Blockwork; Polished Faced, Forticrete & Lignacite etc & Glass Block Walling.
Gaps in the mortar caused over time by weathering and decay not only look bad but can let in water, which through constant freezing/thawing and subsequent salt deposits can cause long-term damage.
The water can get into the cavity itself and start to cause damp problems, especially you have insulated cavity walls.
If you can easily see open joints around the mortar bed, then it is time to think about repointing.