Tuck Pointing

Originally carried out towards the end of the 17th century, "Tuck Pointing" consists of a flush mortar joint with a white pinstripe line running through it. It leaves a neat clean finish and is normally only applied to the facade.

Working in pairs and achieving 4 m2 per day, old mortar from the walls is carefully removed to a depth of 18mm and the joints are prepared so they are clean. Mortar (sometimes with added colourants) is then applied making the joints flush and then a small groove is very carefully made in the flush mortar. A small ribbon (usually of a silver sand and lime mix) is then applied within the groove and trimmed either side. Finally, the tucked joint is cleaned and the joint is finished.

For renovations, it is important to consider how much of the weathered or damaged tuck pointing to remove as it could affect the historical integrity of the building. Usually, we would aim to leave as much as the original tuckpointing in place as possible and excellent renovation works can usually be conducted whilst leaving the original tuck pointing in place, thereby protecting the building's original feature.

The results are stunning and it is essential when renovating a building with this type of pointing to get the perfect results.

We are one of the UK's leading specialists in Tuck Pointing and we use traditional craftsmanship and tools - the only way to get a perfect result.

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Tuck Pointing
Tuck Pointing
Tuck Pointing
Tuck Pointing