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JumpinJW 02-11-2012 10:24 PM

Changing window size in brick veneer
 
I am remodeling our house following a fire. Three bedrooms have 6'x2' windows that I would like to change to 3'x4'.

The house is brick veneer.

Anybody tried this? I have extra brick, but would consider other ideas.

The house is gutted of all drywall, insulation, etc. The old windows and frames are gone. I lost count at 6 dumpsters.

joecaption 02-11-2012 10:34 PM

If I was you I would stick with the windows you have now or hire a mason to do the brick work.

stuart45 02-12-2012 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by JumpinJW (Post 851047)

Anybody tried this? I have extra brick, but would consider other ideas.

I have done quite a few, but it is my trade. It depends on how good you are with brickwork. If it's not done properly it can look a real mess.
You will need to tooth out some of the existing brickwork to tie in the new.

JumpinJW 02-12-2012 08:36 AM

Mason on the job already
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stuart45 (Post 851233)
I have done quite a few, but it is my trade. It depends on how good you are with brickwork. If it's not done properly it can look a real mess.
You will need to tooth out some of the existing brickwork to tie in the new.

We are adding about 350 sf of brick in an addition, so a brick layer is already assumed. I did the tear off & cleaning of 2500 brick so far.

Should I plan to demo the openings myself, or let the mason do it. Want to save time & money.

stuart45 02-12-2012 08:54 AM

The cutting out of the brickwork and the toothing out might be better left to the mason, as you don't want to chip or damage the brickwork.
However if you are patient with the tools you could DIY

joecaption 02-12-2012 08:57 AM

There going to have the tools and know how to do it right, I'd let then do it.


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