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bricking up window

Discussion in 'Building' started by bluebaron, 30 Dec 2016.

  1. bluebaron

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    front2.jpg Hi All,

    Im planning on bricking up a large window. The house is solid brick. Would I be better off bricking up as per the house or block/block cavity (its being rendered).

    Regarding insulation currently there is none, so would I be better adding some, either in the new cavity or via an insulated plasterboard?

    Also Ill be cutting a new doorway in 1/3 way though the old window, would it be better to brick up then cut new hole or attempt to half fill the hole to create a new 'edge'?

    Thanks all and happy new year.

    edit: have added a photo, its a bit angled as bush in the way, sorry.
     
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    I would keep to solid brick or block and build up a door opening jamb rather than build the whole thing in and then cut out the doorway.
     
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    Didn't see the photo before, has it just gone on?
     
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    Makes the job a bit more complex with the different lintels.
     
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    Thanks Stuart was just going to take them all out and stick a steel in across the new door with 150mm overhang each end?
     
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    Key thing is to make sure it's well propped before you start.
     
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