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Victorian door sill cover

Postby deerhound » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:17 pm

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Not sure which forum to post this in - it's about a door sill but it's not the wood bit that's the problem...

My front door sill has a metal sheet folded over it and embedded behind the tiles on the inside and into / behind the front step on the outside.

The sheet is torn and jagged. I'm going to retile the inside soon, which seems like a good opportunity to replace it. But does anyone know how much of a mess it's going to make to the outside to get it out? Is it even feasible without messing up the outdoor tiling too? I do have a longer term plan to sort out the front path and step but it would be a pain if I had to do that simultaneously with the indoor tiling just because of one bit of metal.

Separately, is this kind of metal sheet normal on Victorian terraced houses? Should I be doing a like for like replacement or is there another option I should consider? I just never look at other peoples' thresholds and I haven't been into anyone else's house in over a year so I'm clueless about this.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:26 pm

Hi deerhound
You should be able to cut out the mortar holding the metal in place. It looks like lead so you could replace it with another piece or use something more durable like stainless steel.
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