Recessed / Raked 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

Recessed pointing

Recessed pointing also known as Raked pointing is more about looks than actual benefits to the wall in a structural sense. Not really suitable for external brickwork unless the brick is made of a dense material  such as and engineering type brick.

The growing trend in many years is to remove internal plaster of internal walls replace damage bricks and clean repoint brickwork then use a charriot to rake out the mortar joint leaving the recessed appearence apply a sealing solution to uplift the natural colour of the brick.


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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