Concave / Bucket Handle Pointing

Established almost 40 years. LR Building are a traditional building company and have worked on many properties throughout London and the home counties including conservation and listed buildings

Bucket handle pointing

Bucket handle pointing (con-cave pointing) is the most common of all types of pointing in UK. This type of pointing was achieved by removing the handle of a old metal bucket cutting it to the desired length then rubbing the horizontal and vertical mortar joints between the bricks with the natural con-curved shape of the handle.

Modern brickwork has adopted this finish on 90% of all brickwork that we see throughout UK although they no longer use the bucket handle on modern brickwork tools have been made especially for this type of pointing thus name the jointing tool some bricklayers call it the Dinging iron or the Donging iron 


LR Building responsibilities when serving as the Main Contractor include:

  • Applying for or assisting in the application process for building permits
  • Management of change orders and general conditions
  • Providing all materials, labour, equipment and services
  • Monitoring schedule and cash flow
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Ensuring a safe and secure project site



Every construction is unique in scope, but process is systemically applied to each construction project.

We seek to get involved early in the design phase so that we can manage the project more efficiently, provide effective building solutions, and identify challenges early on to mitigate design changes after construction commencement.

This involves detailed pre-construction planning crucial to successful construction and on-time delivery, and allows the client and team a clear pathway to the  construction phase, and through to completion.


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