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Old 02-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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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.

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

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

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