Cutting a new doorway in a single brick wall


Postby russellfl » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:23 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me the process for cutting an internal doorway. Hallway to lounge?
The wall is a single block wall in a bungalow and doesn't support anything as it runs the same way as the roof joists. I presume I will need a lintel? even though there's only one block above where the new doorway will be.

Would you advise cutting the opening exaxtly to the size of the new door lining or to cut it bigger and put something like 100mm to 50mm timber in between to make sure it won't flex out of true?

Cheers!
russellfl
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:53 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby Perry525 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:05 pm

Before cutting the hole, take into account the swing of the door and its best position. Decide on the line and fix battens on the wall to use as a guide, cut the hole larger than the frame size to allow for adjustment, remove the blocks starting at the ceiling, fit a wooden lintel to carry the load above the doorway.
Perry525
Posts: 723
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:35 pm


Postby TheDoctor5 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:53 am

Last year 64% of the questions asked in our forum were answered within our DIY project pages at www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm The project pages are now separated alphabetically and your answers are accompanied by diagrams and the ability to see, and buy, the tools and/or required to complete your project. Use our search box to look for your answer and save a great deal of time and money!
TheDoctor5
Site Admin
Posts: 1385
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:17 am


Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by


 


  • Related Topics