This victorian terrace was built in 1980. The clay red bricks with buff coloured coining and dental details were integral to the design. The face of many of the bricks had spalled and a quick remedy had been to cement render the face of the damaged bricks and a cement mortar used to re-point. White masony paint was then used to cover the repairs.
The paint was stripped off by soda blasting and all the cement mortar raked out. The damaged bricks were replaced and the façade was re-pointed with a lime mortar that cointained a black aggregate to match similar properties in the area. The property is now vibrant and charming which is how the Victorians intended it to be.