Removing window above interior door

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Hi,

I have some windows above our interior doors, which are looking a little dated and I'd like to blank them off so I can put coving up.

I'm thinking I could do the following, but would appreciate your comments...

So I'd remove the glass & wood frame above the red line (as indicated) put in a new piece of wood for the top of the door frame and plasterboard the empty space (not sure how yet), then skim over with plaster and add architrave?

Note: the existing walls are brick.

 
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Remove all architrave, remove glass, fit timber frame 15mm short of each side and fill with 12mm plasterboard then 3mm skim, replace architrave.
 
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The door frame in question is a storey frame (for those interested in this sort of thing) and provided both borrowed light and ventilation through a gap between the bottom of the glass and the frame.
I notice that the top and left hand facings/architraves are quadrant bead, therefore you might want to discard them. The gap around these and the door frame edge could subsequently be decreased to a more modest 3mm or there about almost up to the hinge leaf, the left hand one will require to be scribed to the shape of the wall. This should give a more modern and pleasing look. Both plasterboard and top framing have already been admirably described.

Good luck...pinenot :)
 
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Thank you for your comments, both really useful.

I'm not sure I follow pinenot regarding the removal of the quadrant?
I do think it looks odd with quadrant and architrave, but if it is removed will it not look strange that there is architrave only on the top & right?

How would you you propose I go about reducing the left side down to 3mm?
Sorry, just trying to picture it :)
 
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I understand, here's a sketch that will hopefully help

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As you are probably aware, the top quadrant bead will have to be replaced anyway, and my thinking was by replacing the left one with a scribed facing at the same time, would look much better...pinenot :)
 
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If the door is a 30" type you might consider reducing to 27" if you are keen to have all round architrave.
 
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Thanks for the sketch. I understand what you are saying now. I'll have a measure up and see what I can do.

Foxhole, good idea. I'll measure the door size. I will be putting a bi-fold door on one of the rooms, so that may be an option.

Thanks
 
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