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Gable End Pointing

Maintaining the gable end of your property is a vital aspect of preserving its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. When it comes to gable end pointing, using a cherry picker from Tyning is a method that combines efficiency and precision. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the world of gable end pointing, providing you with insights, expert knowledge, and a step-by-step approach to tackle this crucial task.


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Gable End Pointing Using a Cherry Picker from Tyning

Gable end pointing using a cherry picker from Tyning refers to the process of repairing or repointing the brickwork or masonry on the gable end of a building. This area is often exposed to the elements, making it prone to damage over time. By using a cherry picker, you can access those hard-to-reach spots with ease.

Proper gable end pointing is essential for several reasons:

Structural Integrity: The gable end plays a role in maintaining the stability of the entire structure. Cracks and damage can weaken the building's overall integrity, potentially leading to costly structural issues over time. By regularly repointing the gable end, you ensure that the bricks and mortar are in good condition, preventing any structural problems that might arise from neglect.

Aesthetic Appeal: Your property's exterior appearance is the first thing that visitors or potential buyers notice. A well-maintained gable end enhances the curb appeal of your property. Cracked or deteriorating mortar can make your home look unkempt and unsightly. Repointing not only restores the gable end's beauty but also increases the value of your property.

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The Importance of Gable End Pointing

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Preventing Water Damage: The gable end is often exposed to rain, wind, and other harsh weather conditions. When the mortar between the bricks deteriorates, it allows water to seep into the walls. This can lead to serious problems, including dampness, mould growth, and even structural damage. Gable end pointing is a crucial defence against water infiltration, ensuring your property remains dry and free from water-related issues.

Energy Efficiency: Cracks and gaps in the gable end can compromise your property's insulation. Proper pointing helps seal these gaps, enhancing the building's energy efficiency. By preventing heat loss, you reduce your energy bills and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly home.

Steps to Gable End Pointing Using a Cherry Picker

When it comes to gable end pointing, using a cherry picker from Tyning, a step-by-step approach is crucial for a successful and safe project.

1. Safety First: Before starting any work we prioritise safety. Ensuring that we have the necessary personal protective equipment, and follow all safety guidelines for working at heights. This includes wearing a hard hat, safety harness, and non-slip footwear.

2. Assessment: Tynings inspect the gable end to identify areas that require repointing. Paying attention to cracks, missing mortar, and damaged bricks. We mark these areas for repair.

3. Cherry Picker Setup: Tyning set up the cherry picker according to health and safety regulations. Ensuring it's on stable ground and at the right height for the task. All safety features on the cherry picker are double-checked

4. Mortar Preparation: Mix the mortar according to the recommended proportions. When it's the right consistency for easy application, using a mortar board and pointing trowel to keep the mortar workable.

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5. Pointing: Carefully remove damaged mortar using a cold chisel and hammer. Once the old mortar is removed, we apply the freshly mixed mortar using a pointing trowel. Ensuring that the new mortar matches the existing colour and texture.

6. Finishing: After pointing, we finish the mortar joints to achieve a uniform appearance. You can use a pointing iron to create a neat and professional finish.

7. Clean-Up: Remove any excess mortar and clean the work area. Dispose of waste materials in an environmentally responsible manner.

8. Inspection: Finally we thoroughly inspect the gable end to ensure all necessary repairs have been made. Look for any missed spots and ensure that the new mortar is flush with the existing mortar.


How often should gable end pointing be done?

The frequency of gable end pointing depends on various factors such as the climate and the quality of the initial pointing. However, a general rule of thumb is to inspect and repoint every 20-30 years.

Can I do gable end pointing myself?

Gable end pointing is a specialised task that requires expertise. It's recommended to hire a professional for the job to ensure it's done correctly.

What are the signs that my gable end needs repointing?

Look out for cracks, crumbling mortar, or loose bricks on the gable end. Water infiltration and dampness inside the property can also indicate the need for repointing.

Does gable end pointing improve insulation?

Yes, gable end pointing helps seal gaps and improves insulation, which can lead to energy savings.

How long does the gable end pointing process take?

The time it takes to complete gable end pointing depends on the size of the area and the extent of damage. It can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

What are the costs involved in gable end pointing?

The cost varies depending on the size of the gable end, the materials used, and labour costs. It's best to get quotes from professionals for an accurate estimate.

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Maintaining the gable end of your property is essential for both structural integrity and visual appeal. Gable end pointing using a cherry picker from Tyning is a practical and efficient method to ensure your gable end remains in top condition. You can protect your property from the elements and enhance its overall value.

Contact us to find out more and get a free quote.

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