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Old 09-10-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hi all

I've got a new, very small, flat with a small bathroom with no window. I read that glass block in the wall can be a good move here, to bring in some natural light. Makes sense to me.

The wall I'm thinking of is not a load-bearing wall, but it is brick. Could anyone tell me if it is possible / ok to DIY this job (for an amateur). Basically, I need to make the holes in the wall (each side of the door, about the size of a small window) and fit the glass blocks. I've got instructions how to fit the block, but not for making the holes in the wall. I'm comfortable with a drill and other standard power tools for day-to-day tasks, but not sure if this is a more specialist task than I realise.

And help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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Hey Mike sorry for the late reply to your post. We are trying to bring the site up to speed so please hang in there with us. I was wondering how this worked out for you and if you did the job or contracted it out. I myself have never done something like this but can see that it might be a pretty big job. I am sure you could do it you really wanted to, I would just suggest taking you time and getting everything right, and if you do get in a bind to have a professional take a look and give you some pointers. So let us know how this turned out and how you got it done. Thanks!!

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Hi Damon

No problem. Actually, a builder did it in the end. Mainly because there were enough things that seemed beyond my reach in the flat and cost and time wise it didn't make sense trying to do a bit here and there.

However, I'd like to give it a go in the future.

Tell you what though, after seeing the builders take down a couple of interior walls (non-load) and make the hole for glass block with an angle grinder, if I do this myself in the future I won't be using a hammer and chisel!!

Anyway, final effect is fine. Main thing was to give light to an interior bathroom which, of course, it does.
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Glad to here it all went well for you Mike. Again sorry we could reply to your question before now. Thanks for stopping in and please come back if you have future DIY jobs; I think we are going to be a little better now!! Take care and thanks for the update!!

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