By Emily Rivers
Last updated 20th June 2024

If you’ve got a block paved or concrete patio, you’ll need to have your patio repointed every few years. Just like brickwork on a house, the mortar or other jointing material eventually gets damaged or disintegrates, which can lead to loose blocks or slabs that look unsightly.

Find out how much it costs to get your patio repointed and use our service to find a patio and path specialist to help you with the job.

How much does it cost to have a patio repointed?

Repointing your patio is essential to extend the life of your paving and keep it looking its best. On average, it costs £30 per square metre to have your patio repointed, though it can range from £20-£40 per m2. This price includes the cost of materials and labour, but the final cost can vary depending on several factors.

Patio repointing cost

Factors affecting the cost of patio repointing

How much it costs to have your patio repointed depends on a variety of factors:

  • Size of the patio: Larger patios will naturally cost more due to the patio specialist needing more materials and needing longer to complete the job.

  • Type of jointing material: The choice of jointing material, such as traditional mortar or modern resin-based compounds, can affect the cost.

  • Condition of existing joints: If the existing joints are in poor condition and require extensive cleaning or removal, it will take your paving specialist longer to complete the job, increasing labour costs.

  • Your location: If you live in London or the south of England, patio specialist rates are typically much higher than if you live in other parts of the UK.

At HaMuch, we’ve used our database of tradespeople’s hourly and daily rates to estimate how much patio repointing costs in various locations across the UK. Scroll down the page and find your nearest town or city to find a more accurate estimate of how much patio repointing costs in your area.

How do you repoint a patio?

Repointing a patio involves removing the old or damaged mortar from between the paving stones and replacing it with new mortar. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Remove old mortar: Use a hammer and chisel or an angle grinder to remove the old mortar from the joints, being careful not to damage the paving stones.

  2. Clean the joints: Remove any debris and dust from the joints using a brush or vacuum cleaner to ensure good adhesion of the new mortar.

  3. Mix new mortar: Prepare the new mortar mix according to the manufacturer's instructions. For traditional mortar, mix sand and cement in the appropriate ratio.

  4. Apply new mortar: Use a pointing trowel to apply the new mortar into the joints, pressing it firmly to fill all gaps. If you’re using a dry mix, compact it down with a trowel, and if you’re using resin, fill the joints then use a broom to brush it in.

  5. Smooth the joints: Smooth the mortar joints using a pointing tool or a piece of wood to achieve a neat finish.

  6. Clean excess mortar: Wipe away any excess mortar from the surface of the paving stones with a damp sponge before it sets.

  7. Keep it damp: You don’t want your pointing to dry out too quickly, so mist it with water over the next few days if the pointing materials starts to lighten.

How do you prepare a patio for repointing?

If you want to save money on labour costs when you’re getting your patio repointed, there are a few simple things you can do to prepare the surface for your patio specialist:

  1. Inspect the patio: Check the entire patio for loose or damaged paving stones, making a note of any you find so you can tell your tradesperson.

  2. Remove furniture and plants: Clear the patio area of any furniture, plants, or obstacles that might interfere with the work.

  3. Prepare the surface: Sweep the patio to remove dirt and debris, and use a pressure washer if necessary to thoroughly clean the paving stones and joints. Remove any moss or weeds that will get in your specialist’s way.

The more preparation you do, the less time it will take your patio and path specialist to do the job, saving you money and giving you more time with your freshly-pointed patio!

What is the easiest way to repoint a patio?

The easiest way to repoint a patio is by using a modern jointing compound, which is designed to be easier to apply than traditional mortar.

These compounds are applied to the patio when it’s soaking wet, allowing you to brush the jointing compound into the joints without much effort and without causing staining to your slabs or bricks. This kind of jointing compound sets quickly and provides a durable, weather-resistant finish. However, you’re likely to get a much better result if you use a professional to repoint your patio.

How long does patio pointing take to dry?

How long patio pointing takes to dry depends on the type of mortar or jointing compound used and the weather conditions. Traditional mortar can take 24 to 48 hours to dry sufficiently for light foot traffic, while modern jointing compounds may set within a few hours. Complete curing can take up to 28 days for maximum strength.

How often do you need to repoint a patio?

How often you need to repoint a patio depends on the quality of the initial work, the type of jointing material used and the wear and tear the patio experiences. Generally, a well-maintained patio may need repointing every 10 to 15 years. Regularly inspect and repair damaged joints to extend the life of the pointing.

Is it worth repointing a patio?

Yes, repointing a patio is definitely worth the investment. It helps maintain the structural integrity and appearance of the paving, preventing weed growth and water ingress that can cause damage over time. Repointing extends the life of your patio, making it a cost-effective maintenance task that can enhance the value and enjoyment of your outdoor space.

While not the most exciting things to spend your money on in your garden, it’s certainly an important task to keep your patio looking fabulous for years to come.

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Estimates for common patio & path specialist jobs;

Rates for other trades

Patio repointing cost in the UK
Patio repointing cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKPatio repointing cost
Patio repointing near Aberdeen£1084
Patio repointing near Amber Valley£1132
Patio repointing near Angus£1132
Patio repointing near Arun£1196
Patio repointing near Ashfield£1132
Patio repointing near Aylesbury Vale£1228
Patio repointing near Barnsley£1148
Patio repointing near Basildon£1244
Patio repointing near Basingstoke & Deane£1260
Patio repointing near Bassetlaw£1100
Patio repointing near Bath & North East Somerset£1148
Patio repointing near Bedford£1292
Patio repointing near Belfast£1020
Patio repointing near Birmingham£1084
Patio repointing near Blackburn£1196
Patio repointing near Blackpool£1100
Patio repointing near Bolton£1116
Patio repointing near Bournemouth£1228
Patio repointing near Bracknell Forest£1260
Patio repointing near Bradford£1100
Patio repointing near Braintree£1196
Patio repointing near Breckland£1068
Patio repointing near Bridgend£1132
Patio repointing near Brighton£1180
Patio repointing near Bristol£1148
Patio repointing near Broadland£1036
Patio repointing near Broxtowe£1132
Patio repointing near Bury£1116
Patio repointing near Caerphilly£1180
Patio repointing near Calderdale£1100
Patio repointing near Cambridge£1212
Patio repointing near Canterbury£1116
Patio repointing near Cardiff£1180
Patio repointing near Carmarthenshire£1068
Patio repointing near Charnwood£1100
Patio repointing near Chelmsford£1228
Patio repointing near Cheltenham£1148
Patio repointing near Cherwell£1180
Patio repointing near Chester£1132
Patio repointing near Colchester£1164
Patio repointing near Conway£1052
Patio repointing near Coventry£1068
Patio repointing near Crewe & Nantwich£1116
Patio repointing near Dacorum£1260
Patio repointing near Derby£1116
Patio repointing near Doncaster£1100
Patio repointing near Dover£1100
Patio repointing near Dudley£1084
Patio repointing near Dumfries & Galloway£1004
Patio repointing near Dundee£1164
Patio repointing near East Ayrshire£1084
Patio repointing near East Devon£1052
Patio repointing near East Dunbartonshire£1148
Patio repointing near East Hampshire£1228
Patio repointing near East Hertfordshire£1292
Patio repointing near East Lindsey£1100
Patio repointing near East Riding£1100
Patio repointing near Eastleigh£1180
Patio repointing near Edinburgh£1212
Patio repointing near Elmbridge£1292
Patio repointing near Epping Forest£1292
Patio repointing near Erewash£1132
Patio repointing near Exeter£1052
Patio repointing near Falkirk£1132
Patio repointing near Fife£1260
Patio repointing near Flintshire£1132
Patio repointing near Gateshead£1164
Patio repointing near Gedling£1132
Patio repointing near Glasgow£1148
Patio repointing near Gloucester£1132
Patio repointing near Guildford£1292
Patio repointing near Gwynedd£1004
Patio repointing near Halton£1116
Patio repointing near Harrogate£1100
Patio repointing near Havant & Waterloo£1180
Patio repointing near Highland£1004
Patio repointing near Horsham£1212
Patio repointing near Huntingdonshire£1292
Patio repointing near Ipswich£1116
Patio repointing near Isle of Wight£1180
Patio repointing near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£1084
Patio repointing near Kingston-upon-Hull£1100
Patio repointing near Kirklees£1116
Patio repointing near Knowsley£1132
Patio repointing near Lancaster£1068
Patio repointing near Leeds£1100
Patio repointing near Leicester£1100
Patio repointing near Lisburn£1020
Patio repointing near Liverpool£1132
Patio repointing near London£1292
Patio repointing near Luton£1260
Patio repointing near Macclesfield£1100
Patio repointing near Maidstone£1228
Patio repointing near Manchester£1116
Patio repointing near Mid Bedfordshire£1292
Patio repointing near Mid Sussex£1196
Patio repointing near Middlesbrough£1308
Patio repointing near Milton Keynes£1244
Patio repointing near Neath Port Talbot£1100
Patio repointing near New Forest£1196
Patio repointing near Newbury£1196
Patio repointing near Newcastle-under-Lyme£1100
Patio repointing near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£1164
Patio repointing near Newport£1196
Patio repointing near North Ayrshire£1148
Patio repointing near North East Lincolnshire£1100
Patio repointing near North Hertfordshire£1292
Patio repointing near North Lanarkshire£1132
Patio repointing near North Lincolnshire£1068
Patio repointing near North Somerset£1148
Patio repointing near North Tyneside£1180
Patio repointing near North Wiltshire£1132
Patio repointing near Northampton£1244
Patio repointing near Norwich£1052
Patio repointing near Nottingham£1132
Patio repointing near Nuneaton & Bedworth£1084
Patio repointing near Oldham£1116
Patio repointing near Oxford£1180
Patio repointing near Pembrokeshire£988
Patio repointing near Perth & Kinross£1180
Patio repointing near Peterborough£1260
Patio repointing near Plymouth£1164
Patio repointing near Poole£1228
Patio repointing near Portsmouth£1180
Patio repointing near Powys£1020
Patio repointing near Preston£1212
Patio repointing near Reading£1244
Patio repointing near Redcar & Cleveland£1244
Patio repointing near Reigate & Banstead£1308
Patio repointing near Renfrewshire£1164
Patio repointing near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£1148
Patio repointing near Rochdale£1116
Patio repointing near Rotherham£1148
Patio repointing near Salford£1116
Patio repointing near Salisbury£1324
Patio repointing near Sandwell£1084
Patio repointing near Scarborough£1068
Patio repointing near Scottish Borders£1196
Patio repointing near Sefton£1132
Patio repointing near Sevenoaks£1308
Patio repointing near Sheffield£1164
Patio repointing near Slough£1276
Patio repointing near Solihull£1084
Patio repointing near South Ayrshire£1116
Patio repointing near South Bedfordshire£1292
Patio repointing near South Cambridgeshire£1292
Patio repointing near South Gloucestershire£1148
Patio repointing near South Kesteven£1116
Patio repointing near South Lanarkshire£1116
Patio repointing near South Oxfordshire£1212
Patio repointing near South Somerset£1148
Patio repointing near South Tyneside£1180
Patio repointing near Southampton£1180
Patio repointing near Southend-on-Sea£1212
Patio repointing near St Albans£1276
Patio repointing near St Helens£1116
Patio repointing near Stafford£1084
Patio repointing near Stockport£1116
Patio repointing near Stockton-on-Tees£1308
Patio repointing near Stoke-on-Trent£1100
Patio repointing near Stratford-on-Avon£1100
Patio repointing near Stroud£1116
Patio repointing near Suffolk Coastal£1100
Patio repointing near Sunderland£1180
Patio repointing near Swale£1196
Patio repointing near Swansea£1084
Patio repointing near Tameside£1116
Patio repointing near Teignbridge£1084
Patio repointing near Tendring£1132
Patio repointing near Test Valley£1196
Patio repointing near Thamesdown£1132
Patio repointing near Thanet£1068
Patio repointing near The Wrekin£1116
Patio repointing near Thurrock£1260
Patio repointing near Torbay£1084
Patio repointing near Trafford£1116
Patio repointing near Vale of Glamorgan£1164
Patio repointing near Vale of White Horse£1164
Patio repointing near Vale Royal£1132
Patio repointing near Wakefield£1100
Patio repointing near Walsall£1084
Patio repointing near Warrington£1116
Patio repointing near Warwick£1084
Patio repointing near Waveney£1052
Patio repointing near Waverley£1308
Patio repointing near Wealden£1164
Patio repointing near West Lancashire£1116
Patio repointing near West Lothian£1164
Patio repointing near West Wiltshire£1132
Patio repointing near Wigan£1116
Patio repointing near Windsor & Maidenhead£1276
Patio repointing near Wirral£1132
Patio repointing near Wokingham£1260
Patio repointing near Wolverhampton£1084
Patio repointing near Wrexham Maelor£1132
Patio repointing near Wychavon£1084
Patio repointing near Wycombe£1244
Patio repointing near York£1100