Weather Struck

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

Weather struck & cut pointing

Weather Struck & cut jointing is a less common technique used today mainly due to the fact that it is time consuming to achieve and requires a lot of experience the get the required results. When done correctly it will give a lovely ascetic look to the wall. A few tools and a lot of patience is required but will give a great resistance to adverse weather.

Many Victorian buildings throughout the UK have this type of pointing; it protects water ingress penetrating through the lime mortar and deflects the rain away from the face of the brick. Mixes and colours varies on different type properties but the appearance and the applying technique remains the same.

And insight in to bad workmanship can be seen throughout London and other major cities in the UK that includes suburban areas too. One can clearly see where inexperience workers have been let loose on these remarkable buildings and left there marks

The weather struck joints are formed with trowels. The inset edge of the joint should not be exaggerated about 2mm is enough – the thickness of a trowel blade is a guide.


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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