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Poor pointing

Discussion in 'Building' started by Kton2002, 12 Apr 2019.

  1. Kton2002

    Kton2002

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    Is there anything that can be done to address poor pointing. This is a new build and other than these areas the brickwork looks ok and tidy, but what has gone on here i have no idea, or maybe i am just setting my expectations too high....
     

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    Three options - render, don't look up up, or accept that it's brickwork and not made in a factory on some computer controlled production line.
     
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    No its bellway
     
  5. mattylad

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    If the pointing is bad all over then you have to wonder what the rest of the build is like?
     
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    To me it looks like that area's particularly poor as if they let the apprentice bricklayer have a go one Friday afternoon and he's smudged muck all over the shop!
     
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    Rainy spell when those bits were done? Wouldn’t say it’s that bad to be fair, seen far worse
     
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    The brickwork is quite poor with large cross joints, so even with better jointing up it would still look a bit rough. One of the problems with a segmental arch is when the brickwork is run in over the top and you end up with a large bed joint. The courses need carefully setting out before to avoid this if possible.
     
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