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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:33 am 
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As title says,

I'm removing a window in a cavity wall (external wall) and removing the brick / block / insulation below the window to create an entrance into my conservatory.
This is the straightforward part

The opening will be between my living room and conservatory.

The finishes in the living room are timber (laminate) and the conservatory is tiled.

Now, my q is: how do i finish and make good the exposed cavity below the existing window opening.

I assume an angle grinder and sledge hammer will do to open up below the window. A lintel is in place for the window so new structure will be required.

I hope this makes sense?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:00 pm 
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If you are not widening the opening beyond what is the width of the window you should not need a new lintel but if you make it wider then I cannot say what to do. On how to make the whole thing good, if you intend to have a permanent opening between conservatory and living room, you might find that in the winter you lose a lot of heat from the living room. Should you have a door between the two areas?

I don't know if what you want to do is a notifiable alteration in England (I believe it is not in Scotland).

PS. Are you trying to make an arch where the window was?


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Thanks,

Opening will be no wider than the existing window. I'm not touching the lintel.

I'm keeping the square shape of the window and just removing the cavity wall below to open up between the door and the conservatory.

I'd prefer to keep it as just an opening between the two.
I'm assuming a cavity closer will do and then just plaster over it?

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