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Brick work around windows

Discussion in 'Building' started by BenCrawf, 31 Oct 2020.

  1. BenCrawf

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    Hey guys - newbie here.

    Just started decorating the living room and since we moved in, there has always been a slight draught above the architraves. Decided today to pull the architraves off (we was just going to strip the paint and repaint) and all the sand and lime just fell to the floor as soon as we popped the architrave off - not great.

    This has set us back a few steps and we’re not really sure what to do. Now we’ve seen how bad the windows are, we’re thinking of replacing them. (We had a new back door a few weeks ago and the installer said our windows were ‘ancient’).

    What I’d like to know is, should we get new windows first and then repair the brickwork or sort the bricks first and then do the windows? I’ve attached some photos (I hope it works) - any suggestions or anything please let me know - i.e. completely replace the brickwork, just fill the gaps then plaster over
     

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    What is actually wrong with the frames to warrant replacement?
     
  4. BenCrawf

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    We wanted new wanted anyway - none of the glass in the windows is safety glass so needs to be done. Just not sure what to do about the bricks.
     
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    Frames should be fitted first. There does not seem to be anything wrong with the bricks, and careful fitters should ensure that is the case after removal and fitting.

    You then need a vDPC, insulation and decide how the inside is to be finished.
     
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    How low do the windows go? May not need to be safety glass?
     
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    Do you have a diagram of how that is installed? Will need it for extension window.

    Cheers
     
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