Case Studies

When do bricks need repointing?

When do bricks need repointing?

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and keeping it in good condition is key. One essential element to think about is the pointing work between the bricks in your walls. Brick pointing is the art of using mortar between individual bricks in...

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Gledhow Wood Avenue, Leeds

Gledhow Wood Avenue, Leeds

BRC Leeds Ltd fully re-pointed this brick detatched property in the Gledhow area of Leeds. We carried out structural repairs to the property and also carried out brick replacement. All replacement bricks were carefully sourced to match the original as closely as...

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Why hire a professional building cleaning service?

Why hire a professional building cleaning service?

Facade cleaning is the process of making sure the exterior of a building has no grime, stains or dirt. If the building is the home of a business, the front of a building is the first thing people tend to see. But what are the benefits of use ‘using’a professional...

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The Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University

The Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University

BRC Leeds Ltd cleaned, pointed and repaired the arches at The Michael Sadler Building at Leeds University. This is one of the largest facilities on campus at Leeds University.  The TORC system was used to clean the surface of the stone, this system cleans using a fine...

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The Parkinson Building, Leeds University

The Parkinson Building, Leeds University

BRC Leeds Ltd used the TORC cleaning system to clean the Portland Stone retaining wall at the front of the Parkinson Building at Leeds University. The TORC system uses calcium magnesium carbonate powder to gently clean the stone. This system removes dirt in a way that...

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Britannia Mills, Huddersfield

Britannia Mills, Huddersfield

BRC Leeds Ltd worked alongside NU Construction on this project. The former old Grade 2 Listed mill was converted into student accommodation. We fully repointed the exterior of the mill and washed it down. Crack stitching was carried out along with stone masonry to the...

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What is the difference between tuckpointing and repointing?

What is the difference between tuckpointing and repointing?

Repointing and tuckpointing are two methods of brick restoration, and although they are different, they are often interchanged. Both methods involve adding new mortar joints to a masonry structure, but one is used for damage control and the other to mimic a certain...

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7 Things you need to know about mortar pointing

7 Things you need to know about mortar pointing

Brick and stone are hardy materials but the mortar which holds them together is under constant pressure. Temperature changes, wind and rain all take their toll on your mortar which means it will require periodical repointing. This is not usually a big job, but if left...

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Victorian Tiled Hall Cafe, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Victorian Tiled Hall Cafe, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

BRC Leeds Ltd were proud to be a part of this extensive refurbishment project at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds Art Gallery, next to the Henry Moore Institute,  is part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle and gives visitors the opportunity to see works of art by important...

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