Repointing Cost & Prices 2021

Mortar is essential to hold bricks and blocks together. If the mortar is damaged or worn down, then your home could have issues with things such as damp.

Repointing is the process of removing and replacing the mortar. It can help keep the structural integrity of the home intact and offer extra visual appeal.

For old homes, the extra durability of new mortar can improve the durability of the walls and avoid damp issues that happen more frequently with older properties.

This article will cover the costs you can expect to pay for reporting and factors that can affect the price of repointing.

Average Repointing Cost Per m²

The prices below include different bond types and mortar types typically used.

Stretcher and Stack Bond Cost

Type of MortarLabour Costs per m²Material Costs per m²Total Costs per m²
Grey Mortar£56£1£57
White Mortar£56£2£58
Lime Mortar£56£5£61

English Bond Cost

Type of MortarLabour Costs per m²Material Costs per m²Total Costs per m²
Grey Mortar£59£1£60
White Mortar£59£3£62
Lime Mortar£59£6£65

Flemish Bond

Type of MortarLabour Costs per m²Material Costs per m²Total Costs per m²
Grey Mortar£59£1£60
White Mortar£59£3£62
Lime Mortar£59£6£65

Other Types of Bond

Type of PointingCost Increase per m²
Flush, Recessed, Rubbed£60 - £65
Beaded, Struck, Weathered£62 - £67
Tuck£63 - £68
V-Pointing£64 - £69

Factors That Affect the Cost of Repointing

Condition of Existing Wall

This will affect how much cleaning is required before the joints are repointed. Plant growth is usually the most common thing that needs to be removed from a wall.

Roughly £0.50 per m² is typically allowed to clean the wall within the prices above for labour time but this will obviously increase if more cleaning is needed.

Roughly £16 is factored into the prices above to rake out joints at 30mm deep as well. If these are in poor condition or take longer to rake for any reason, then extra labour costs will be factored in.

Height of Existing Wall

The main cost addition here will be scaffolding. Our scaffolding price guide has more in-depth costings, but expect to pay an extra £40 – £200 per day depending on the amount of scaffolding required.

If any repointing work needs to be done at height, this will dramatically increase the costs. For example, repointing chimney costs will be far higher then the figures quoted previously.

Location

The prices quoted in the table above apply for the South East or Outer London area. The adjustments below can be used to calculate costs in your area.

Region% Adjustment
South East (Southampton, Oxford, Kent, Outer London)0
Inner London+4%
South West (Bristol, Exeter)-4%
West Midlands (Birmingham)-10%
East Midlands (Northampton, Nottingham, Leicester)-10%
East Anglia (Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich)-5%
North West (Liverpool, Manchester)-12%
Yorkshire and Humberside (Leeds, Sheffield)-11%
North East (Newcastle, Sunderland)-10%
Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow)-6%
Wales (Cardiff, Swansea)-9%
Northern Ireland (Belfast)-12%

Get Prices On Repointing Near You

We’ve done our best to give you a good idea of what you can expect to pay for repointing a wall.

However, our guides are not a substitute for a fixed written quote specifically for you.

We work with all the best repointing contractors ready to price your job. Get free, no-obligation quotes in your local area and compare prices using the form below.

  • Compare Multiple Quotes & Save Up to 40%
  • Certified & Vetted Contractors
  • Free & No Obligation
  • Local Repointing Experts Near You

How much will your project cost?

X