You can ease the trauma by removing a window and enlarging its opening for a door. A door that’s the same width as the window can utilize the existing framing, and you’ll avoid disturbing the interior or exterior finishes unduly. Putting a door into a window location in a concrete block wall requires cutting out the block below the window with a concrete saw. Installing a door wider than the existing window is a much more difficult project that involves removing the existing concrete header and installing a new one, while also supporting the roof structure above it with screw jacks. This would entail removing the window and knocking out the back wall below it, and installing a doorframe and door. Are there any structural issues I should consider/worry about? And anyone have a rough guess what a job like that might cost? It would basically provide garden access directly off the kitchen rather through the narrow side hall.
Replacing this set of double-hung windows with a sliding patio door created a new connection between the inside and outside spaces of my house. To minimize the amount of dust that spreads into house, hang plastic from floor to ceiling around the window and leave the window in place until after you’ve cut the exterior siding; you’ll cut the interior wall after you’ve removed the window. I want you to see that removing a window, knocking out a wall and installing a French door is not an impossible feat and the payoff is dramatic and practical. The doors were literally slipped into the space. We’ve currently got a window in our kitchen and in order to allow more light we’d like make it into a french door. Is this as simple as I think it is or are there some hidden issues? (it’s a standard brick and block cavity wall below the window).
I am in a semi-detached property & have called the local council & they advised I do not need planning permission. What sort of trade do I need? & is there anything else I should consider prior to starting the work? Thanks. When I am trying to avoid ripping into a MAJOR project, I start little ones. I haven’t had a lot of time to project around the house. Alterations could include bricking up an external window, enlarging a window, converting a window to a sliding glass door, converting a window to double doors, and cutting a doorway or window into an external wall. Replacing a door or window without changing the width of the opening in the wall.
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The window is on an external wall of a double story house. I’m not changing the width of the window, just the depth. Would this involve some kind of structural work? Any idea what it would cost? There is another window, about 4 feet away, along the same wall. 2, if the door & window will fit into the size of the existing window then usually the builder / upvc window company will able to sort this same day. We have also changed a wall of windows into a custom sliding patio door unit. When it comes to window replacement we have performed the first level of research for you. Here is a recent response on cost to install a sliding glass door – which is quite a bit easier than a french door, but same general size. Because you are almost certainly going to be increasing the width of the opening, and very likely raising and lengthening the support header over the window as well, you are going to to be above the cost in the referenced comments – probably in the 2000-4000 range for the doors and associated materials themselves for high quality products, depending on how fancy you go, and in the 2-4,000 range for installation too, depending on how much structural modification has to be done. It is often the perception that installing windows and doors can be done by any. Converting a window into a door can also provide greater access and convenience to your home.