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Pointing an old wall...from top or bottom?

Discussion in 'Building' started by Johan2218, 4 Oct 2018.

  1. Johan2218

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    Hi all,

    I am about to start on pointing 2 sides of a single storey outbuilding, albeit attached to the house.

    It's Victorian (with old uneven bricks) and will match with a weatherstruck finish.

    I intend usung 4 soft building sand to 1 cement.

    My question is having read different approaches, should I start from the top downwards or bottom upwards?

    I intend only doing a few rows at a time. Walls are only 1.5 and 2.4 metres wide.

    Many thanks
    John
     
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    Are using weather struck or weather struck and cut? Might be better using lime mortar.
     
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    Cut out the joints, then start at the top, because if you start at the bottom bits of mortar will fall on your finished work.
     
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    Thanks Stuart
     
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    Start at one end.
     
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    Which end?
     
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    Thanks woody, I'll get started tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck.

    Any problems, or if you need any further helpful tips, you know where we are. No need to struggle. (y)
     
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