Can I replace rotten wood below french doors with air bricks?

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ClaireSmith

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We have a small wooden strip below our French doors on the outside which has rotted with small holes appearing. This strip is approx. 9cm tall. Behind it is an open gap underneath our floorboards.Can I strip this wood out and replace it with air bricks? Or we have some leftover black PVC panels (left over from our mock tudor panelling), can we cut these down to size and drill air holes in them?
 
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i would say not without investigating ??
your floor will be behind that rotten wood
do your joists go to the door or across the door
 
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Thanks big-all. I'm not sure about the joists and can't really see underneath without stripping the rotten wood away.
 
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iff you have floor boards the joists are at 90% to them
as they are probably around 8" you joists will finish about 9-10"[225-250mm] below the ffl [finished floor level]
 
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just to clarify i am talking original planking that will go mostly full length rather than laminate or similar
 
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To do it properly you would have to remove the door, check for rot and replace that timber with brick.
No idea why they would have installed the door on wood anyway.
 
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Is that not just a piece of wood left there by the patio door fitters instead of using a pvc profile
 
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