Lime Mortar Pointing

Stone and Brickwork Restoration Services

Lime mortar pointing Liverpool

Dempsey Heritage provide lime mortar pointing in Liverpool along with specialist brick, stonework repair and restoration. We have extensive expertise and experience in re-pointing and restoring brickwork across Merseyside, using both new handmade and reclaimed bricks to conserve the heritage of traditional properties in the Liverpool and Merseyside area. Our skilled craftsmen are experienced in working with listed buildings, ensuring that the historical integrity of these structures are preserved. We understand the importance of using lime mortar, as it allows for the natural movement of the building along with allowing a free flow of moisture in and out of your building preventing damp, mould and damage to masonry over time.

Brickwork Restoration in Liverpool and Merseyside

Dempsey Heritage are unrivalled experts in lime pointing in Liverpool and offer brickwork repair and restoration services across Merseyside.The advantages of using lime mortar when pointing heritage brickwork are many, lime mortar is naturally permeable which allows water to exit the wall or structure as it was intended to do. Lime mortar pointing is designed to be slightly softer than the masonry it supports, therefore in the case of freeze thaw movement or settlement the lime mortar is sacrificial and will fail before the brickwork or stone, thus preserving damage to the masonry and giving it a cushion during movement. Lime is also more flexible than cement, and will remain intact during movement much longer than cement, as cement is a lot more brittle.


Buildings move all the time, whether it be by settlement, temperature or humidity changes, traffic vibrations and wind in the case of chimneys and exposed walls. The flexibility of lime mortar is very important to the longevity of the re-pointing and the structure. We always use traditional lime mortars for re-pointing pre 1919 walls and buildings and when building with, and repairing all natural stone or soft handmade bricks.


As specialists in residential brickwork restoration in Liverpool and the use of traditional lime mortar, we take pride in our attention to detail and strive to deliver exceptional results that blend seamlessly with the existing architecture.

Brickwork restoration Liverpool

If you are unsure about the process of traditional lime pointing, for a small fee you can book one of our pointing experts to complete a small section of lime mortar pointing, so that you can see the finished look of your restored brickwork. This amount will be deducted from the full price of the project if you decide to proceed with the work. This ensures that you know what the job entails, the quality of our work and finished look of the restored brick or stonework before you proceed with the project. Good lime mortar pointing can make bad brickwork look good and bad lime pointing can make even the best quality brickwork look awful and can be very costly to put right. You should only have to repoint original brickwork once every 100 years give or take dependent on its positioning, so it is important that you choose specialist lime pointing contractors.

Restoration Case Studies

Below are a few examples of lime mortar pointing of brick and stonework, as well as restoration projects that we have undertaken in Liverpool, Merseyside and the local surrounding areas.

Victorian Pier Rebuild and Lime Pointing

Brickwork restoration in Aigburth, Liverpool of brick and stone piers and boundary wall using traditional lime mortar.

Edwardian Boundary Wall Rebuild

A rebuilt reclaimed brick boundary wall to restore Edwardian property in Liverpool with Yorkstone step, lintel and reclaimed copings

Victorian Boundary Wall Restoration

Lime mortar pointing, brick repairs and re building of a Victorian garden wall in Grassendale, Liverpool.

Victorian buttress rebuilt with lime mortar in Cressington, Liverpool

Your local professional brickwork restoration company with expertise in traditional lime mortar pointing in Liverpool. Contact Dempsey Heritage on 0151 724 5245 for a free no obligation brick repair and restoration quotation. We provide our bricklaying and repair services to all areas of Merseyside.

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