The tuck repointing was devised in the late 17th / early 18th century as an illusion created to disguise the irregularities of bricks. By colouring the joints the same as the bricks and then forming a thin lime putty join (‘the tuck’) to create accurately gauged brickwork.
This joint was predominantly carried out in the UK, having said that there is evidence of the english tuck joint being carried out in Ireland. Victoria House being one example. This style of joint has been carried out widespread in Ireland where in a lot of cases it should have been an Irish wigged joint instead.