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Weather struck/ weatherstruck repointing

Postby Justaddwater » Sat May 23, 2020 12:47 pm

I am looking to repoint a victorian garden wall which is about 26m2, but I need some advice on which type of lime mortar to use as I don't have extensive experience with this. My questions are:-

1.The customer likes the idea of a weatherstruck joint, but can this be possible with lime mortar and is it acceptable?

2. I appreciate the traditional way is a flush joint with a good tamp from a churn brush, but if I go down the weatherstruck route what type of mix would be needed?

3.The wall also has a capping that I will need to remake to match in with the existing. Is this a lime concrete?? If so, what is the best way to make this?

4.What is a good way to estimate the materials needed?

5. I would look to price this at around £50 p/m labour only - is this reasonable?

I know there are a lot of questions here, but any advice, tips & thoughts would be greatly received
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