Double Garage Conversion, brickwork question

17 Aug 2022
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Double garage with an over head door which i wish to remove and replace with a double door.

There is a steel lintel resting on two brick pillars. I'd like confirmation on if its best to tooth the pillars and carry on the wall.

They'll be a new concrete foundation to support the brickwork 10cm higher then the ground. they'll be 1 course of eguneering bricks then a damp corse as that's what's on the pillars.

The height to the steel lintel is 210cm.
The new brickwork will be a cavity wall with insulation.
The brick pillars are 2 bricks thick.
There will cavity wall insulation and ties from either end of the brickwork.

The roof is a slanted metal with steel girders & concrete walls on the back & side. brick pillars om the front.

The question is what's the best way to tie in the existing brickwork?
Tooth the pillars & use supports?


I can take some photos if need be
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With the height of the brickwork, I would just tooth in, but plan your bond because garage doors never to seem to work brick. As for the pillars, I assume you mean they're two half bricks, aka one brick thick.

Pictures would have been good.
Here we go. so the pillar with the concrete base is 210mm. My plan is to continue that base over to the other side. with 1 course of engineering bricks then a damp course. I also want to install a double door. So I'm hoping to use the steel lintel already in place but still look at door dimensions.
damp course membrane on the 2nd course as the same as the pillar on the concrete.
They'll be a cavity which I'll fill with insulation as I lay courses and using ties for the front and back.

One important question is if I'm toothing the pillars. Do I need to support it? and this will probably show the cavity in the pillar too right?. Which I should fill with insulation?

Thanks for your reply Bonni!


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