FAQs 2022-02-21T09:46:10+00:00

What are building regulations/controls?

Building regulations and controls are very restrictive on home renovations and improvements. They are enforced by the local authority, mainly to ensure that home improvements agree to health and safety standards, so this protects both owner and property.

Building regulations are more complex when it comes to areas where people will be living, as the local authority will have to ensure that people can escape safely in case of a fire.

What is brick repointing?

Brick repointing is the process of renewing the pointing in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between bricks, allowing the undesirable entrance of water. Water entering through voids can cause significant damage through frost weathering, salt dissolution and deposition.

Our team full of specialists are trained in brick repointing, contact us here to see how we can help you.

How long does it take to restore a property?

Believe it or not, the longest part of a renovation is usually organising the money, finding and screening tradespeople or going through companies as well going through all the pricing and quotes. These can take anywhere from a week to 12 weeks but that depends on the job. You can fill in our contact sheet here to contact one of our experts

How much does paint removal from bricks cost?

All paint removal from brick services is unique as it depends on the type of paint that needs to be removed, what type of bricks the paint is being removed from, and how many layers of paint have been applied. Here at UK Restoration, we believe it is easier to enquire with us directly so that we can get a better understanding of the paint that needs to be removed, and other details so that we can give you the best quote.

Does removing paint from brick damage the surface or pointing?

Here at UK Restoration, we honestly say our paint removal service guarantees that NO damage will be caused to the brickwork or any of the property during our paint removal service. As we are familiar with all different levels of paint removal and brick pointing so we are aware of the most proven and delicate paint removal techniques for removing paint on brick. Be aware, that sometimes-damaged brick is covered in paint and could be covering imperfections, or any other previous damages, we always check where we are going to be doing our paint removal services so that everyone is aware of the condition beforehand and level of tools, solution etc. we will need.

What Causes Water Damage? And how can I prevent it?

There are few causes of water damage, but it occurs when an area is getting filled with excess water (where it shouldn’t) and therefore causes water damage. When you are aware of what could cause water damage, you can take precautionary measures to try to stop a leak or flood. As soon as you notice the problem, it can be dealt with quickly resulting in less water damage.

Causes of water damage include:

Bursting or leaking pipes

Issues with the plumbing system

The build-up in areas prone to collecting water, such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements

Faulty or malfunctioning household appliances

HVACs (Heating, ventilating and air conditioning units) issues

Natural disasters and other weather-related water problems