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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,16:10 QUOTE

Did some re pointing about 3 or 4 years ago. Can't specifically remember how long it took. Ground out with a tuck point grinder and gunned it in. Wasn't particularly difficult but not familiar with time scales.

What's a rough price on this do you think. I was thinking about 50 per m2 in VAT but feels steep so might go 40. That said, my mind has a habit of remembering things take less time than they do in reality so not sure....

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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,17:13 QUOTE

I keep a diary, so look back at previous work if needed.
I've heard 50 m2 before. Depends how many bricks you've got to bash out.


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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,17:45 QUOTE

50-60 per metre if you have >20m2  
bear in mind access scaffold ,how bad original mortar is etc
1 decent man can rake out and repoint 3-4 metres a day quality work
if you go rough end 1 man can do 10-12 m2 per day but quality will suffer

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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,18:00 QUOTE

Just measured up. 26 m2. Easy access. No scaffolding needed. Mortar comes out with a finger nail. Not sure how this is possible but it's near 100 years old so...

I'll charge 50 per then.

3-4 meters seems a little slow Tony even if you were being ultra thorough. Are you sure. Even using a gun??

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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,19:20 QUOTE

we are taking weatherstruck flemish bond and the old mortar was rock hard
if it comes out easy and you are dinging it with a jointing iron then maybe 40 per Metre

surprising how long the raking out can take if its hard

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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,21:02 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 01 Sep. 2016,18:20)
we are taking weatherstruck flemish bond and the old mortar was rock hard
if it comes out easy and you are dinging it with a jointing iron then maybe 40 per Metre

surprising how long the raking out can take if its hard

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I see, ta. No, it's standard brickwork.

Tricky doing it weatherstruck with a gun though as it needs to be pretty wet but it's doable.

I may charge 50 anyway as I reckon everyone else will and I've been recommended so if she gets other quotes, unless they are less I'll probably get it
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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,22:30 QUOTE

I had issues with gunning in mortar with the gear going off way too fast ,I have heard of chancers charging 30 a metre but then they send boys out to do it
if pointing is done to a high standard it can make a wall
I always gauge the mortar with a small bucket so the colour remains consistent
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Posted: 01 Sep. 2016,23:15 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 01 Sep. 2016,21:30)
I had issues with gunning in mortar with the gear going off way too fast ,I have heard of chancers charging 30 a metre but then they send boys out to do it
if pointing is done to a high standard it can make a wall
I always gauge the mortar with a small bucket so the colour remains consistent
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Does weatherstruck mean pointed with the trowel.
I gauge all my mixers now, concrete compo etc. You know it's right, plus if you have an. Inexperienced youth there less likely to get it wrong.


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Posted: 02 Sep. 2016,07:23 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 01 Sep. 2016,21:30)
I had issues with gunning in mortar with the gear going off way too fast ,I have heard of chancers charging 30 a metre but then they send boys out to do it
if pointing is done to a high standard it can make a wall
I always gauge the mortar with a small bucket so the colour remains consistent
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Yeah I've had the same problem, normally towards the end of the gun load. I just chuck it. Still way faster for me.
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Posted: 02 Sep. 2016,07:26 QUOTE

Quote (digerjones @ 01 Sep. 2016,22:15)
Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 01 Sep. 2016,21:30)
I had issues with gunning in mortar with the gear going off way too fast ,I have heard of chancers charging 30 a metre but then they send boys out to do it
if pointing is done to a high standard it can make a wall
I always gauge the mortar with a small bucket so the colour remains consistent
cheers
LLL

Does weatherstruck mean pointed with the trowel.
I gauge all my mixers now, concrete compo etc. You know it's right, plus if you have an. Inexperienced youth there less likely to get it wrong.

It's the type of finish mate. And yeah usually wholly done with a trowl.

It can be finished that way with trowels after gunning but cos it's so wet you have to use 2 IME. One to prevent smearing as you strike it off.
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Posted: 04 Sep. 2016,14:11 QUOTE

weatherstruck

so pointed at a slight angle then cut off with a level and pointing trowel
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Posted: 04 Sep. 2016,19:48 QUOTE

Yeah thought it was. Round this area when they run the trowel along the level its more noticeable. But I only see it on old hand made bricks,  it's more old school.  I have done it myself on odd occasion.

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