DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Door removal and cover up

Postby socemental » Thu May 03, 2007 8:05 pm

I'm planning on removing the door between the kitchen and living room, i can get the door and surounds off but what do i do next to cover up the hole, also i'll be making the door through another wall how do i go about this
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 8:03 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby thedoctor » Fri May 04, 2007 6:46 am

See our project on forming openings through walls for the new door. To fill opening you can do this by using blocks as seen in our project called closing a fireplace. The principle is the same, you fix ties either side of the opening and build these into the joints of the blockwork. When blockwork is complete you can plaster using our plastering project. The hole can also be filled with timber studwork to which you fix plasterboard which in turn is plastered. The timber is fixed into the hole using our fixing to masonry project and a frame is built into the opening with an upright either side and one in the midle. The frame also has a top and bottom. You must work out the timber size acoording to the thickness of the walls. The skim plaster finish is about 3mm each side so that is 6mm, the plasterboard is 12mm each side = 24 so the timber must be the thickness of your wall less 30mm.
Posts: 2530
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:15 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics