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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:40 am 
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Hi first time poster.
I currently live in a 3 bedroom two storey detached house which runs parallel to a canal. The main bedroom (upstairs) has two windows which look out to the rear of the property but no windows at all on the wall on which the canal is beyond. My question is can a window be added to this wall so the view of the canal can be seen and appreciated. The other side of the canal is woodlands so privacy is not an issue. Ideally the window would be a 1.5/2 meters long. Access to the brick wall would not be a problem for scaffolding etc.
Need some advice as to whether this is actually possible and a ballpark cost involved to be done by someone in the trade not myself.
Manys thanks. John.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:53 pm 
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should be no problem to any builder depending on the condition of the wall an a few other building details.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 pm 
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:welcomeuhm: Wolfie. Believe it or not you'll need planning permission to add an upstairs window. rough price guide ? allow 2/300 squids for a double glazed unit with a couple of openers say the same again to fit plus the cost of a tower or scaffold...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:30 am 
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i added an upstairs window to our spare room prior to adding a rear extension that would make the old window redundant,
no planning was needed but building regs was,
done the work myself with help on here and youtube,
I'm a fair diyer and not having done this before found it surprisingly straightforward.
cost me approx 800 inc building regs and about two days of my time to cut out fit lintle and the window then make good


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:16 am 
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no planning permission was needed for cutting openings andframes ive fitted.but maybe thatwas just local.Blg Regs apply.
this can be a straightforward job or a bit of a b*****r.

heres a few things to think about.
is it a cav or solid wall.
is it rendered,
does it have external insulation.
does it have cavity beads CWI if its a cav wall.
does the inside have dot an dab.
how close any venting terminals to opening.

hers some stuff you might need.
a tower, 2 x bigboys an a floor plate to prop from inside. tarps.
w/frame, window board, lintel, cav tray?, cav closers, sand an cement, plaster an p/board an beads.

usual tools and a 9" a/grinder and a vacuum.
rubbish dispose.

dont start until evrything is on site.
two of us could have it done in a long day for£500 to £600 lab only.


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Planning may well be needed if the designated green belt is along the boundary of the property or if it is in a conservation area. It is easy enough to call your local council planning and ask if you need approval or if it is permitted development. :thumbright:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:55 am 
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Thanks for all the advice guys...much appreciated.


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Hi Guys
Last post on this subject...had some quotes around the £1,000 mark for a window size approx. 1600m x 1000m all work done and walls made good inside etc.
A couple of them didn't seem concerned that I would need building regs etc and advised against it !
Does this seem reasonable?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:18 am 
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I suppose it is all good until you come to sell and there are no building consents. The important thing is a lintel above and as such I would think it is notifiable. Your call mate.

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