Re Pointing

Re pointing to brickwork and stonework for walls and floors from period properties to present day homes, both domestic and commercial.

Our headline above just about describes what we're able to do for you whatever type of property you have, irrespective of age or condition. Many of our repointing jobs will be completed after we thoroughly clean and prepare the joints to ensure that a strong and resilient bond is created.

The same treatment is applied to both walls and floors and a colour match is sought to provide a seamless blend to your original jointing.

The term 'pointing' or 'jointing' as it is sometimes referred to, is the horizontal and vertical cement between the bricks or stone that normally provides a weatherproof barrier against the elements.

When this breaks down, it allows water and damp to move into and behind the face of the wall, finding ever deeper capillaries where ultimately damage is caused. Once inside the walls, it's hard to resolve other than removing plaster etc and injecting damp proofing to cure the problem.

If caught early enough re pointing will combat the affects of water ingress effectively, however, there are times when rising damp must be treated accordingly by specialists.

There are many types of mortar that have been used over time and many of these will have been with ash as a waste material, that was part of a mortar mix providing a darker joint and lime which results in a lighter mix.

These mortars were highly effective for their purpose and have lasted sometimes for centuries without showing signs of defect or wear, but as with most things they only have a limited life span before some TLC is required to bring them back into good order.

Modern pointing or jointing has changed over time and 'mortar plasticiser' was introduced such as 'Febmix' which is used to provide a smoother and more manageable mortar for our modern day 'cement mixes'.

These newer components replaced the need for lime, which in heavy bags were cumbersome and left a margin of error from one operative to another, perhaps not mixing the correct ratio of sand, cement and lime consistently.

Used as instructed, mortar plasticisers are a great additive and make bricklaying and stonework easy to perform staying workable and strong. As with all mortars and cement, when mixed in the correct ratio they will last many years without any problem whatsoever.

Differing shades will often occur as sand sourced from around the country will be quarried or dredged from sea beds, resulting in smooth or coarse mortars accordingly. There is also a noticeable colour difference from one type of sand to another.

We can colour match to each original mortar, also with additives built in to the mortar making it as strong as possible, this allows us to finish the joint with a tooled or raked style as your original.

The re pointing is only a part of bringing 'old' up to a pleasing and fully resilient finish and we can also rectify damaged or defective brick work and stone work at the same time as re pointing.

Re pointing mortar colours


Light Grey

Dark Grey


Light Sandstone

Brick red

Dark Brown


'Standard colours can be altered to suit your mortar joints'

For a free survey and quotation anywhere in the areas of Cardiff, Penarth, Newport, Cwmbran & Chepstow (CF & NP) please contact us today.

Also South Wales and The South West of England.

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Free survey and quotation to survey and cost your installation.

Mobile: 07889 123451

Cardiff: 029 2009 1600

Newport: 01633 530222

Please contact us for more information, our estimating services are completely free of charge and without obligation.

Mike Lyons


Listed under: wall and floor tiler, tilers, tiling, local tilers, tilers Wales.

NP postcode areas covered

Abercarn,  Abergavenny,  Abertillery, Beachley, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr, Caerleon, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Crickhowell, Crumlin,  Cwmbran, Cwmfelinfach, Ebbw Vale, Forest of Dean, Griffithstown, Hereford, Little Mill, Llandegveth, Magor, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pontllanfraith, Pontypool, Powys, Raglan, Redbrook, Rhymney, Risca, Sedbury, Torfaen, Tredegar, Underwood, Usk, Welsh Newton, Ynysddu.

CF postcode areas covered

Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Rhoose, Sully, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy.

Other areas by arrangement

28 Harlech Drive, Newport NP10 8QS

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"Having 45 years knowledge and experience since starting my apprenticeship in 1972, I believe I can help with your enquiry. Please email me, give me a call, or text me ".

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07889 123451 (tel/text)

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Mike Lyons

p.s. "If you'd just like some information instead of arranging a survey please text me on 07889 123451 at any time".

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Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers

Dear Mike,

Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.

"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.

Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.

Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.

On behalf of IKEA,

Jeff Baldrey
Customer Relations Manager
IKEA Wales

Caring for IKEA customers

A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.



Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...
It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.

Richard and Dana Edwards


Mike has carried out various installations for us.

Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.

I would recommend Mike to anyone and will keep using him in the future.

Cheers Mike

Karen & Anthony Howarth


Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!

The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.

You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.

Many thanks!

Noel & Hayley Corley


Just wanted to thank Mike for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.

It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.

Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.

Thanks again Mike.

Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff


Mike & Alex

Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.

We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.

I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.

Many thanks

We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.

Jennifer & Bob Way


Dear Mike and team,

Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.

Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.


Chris and Jude