Bricking up door way and adding a upvc window

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Hello,

I am thinking of bricking up our external door way and install a upvc window (900m x 1200m), and would like to do this myself.

Can anyone let me know if I can do the whole job in one go- so brick the door way up and install the window at the same time?...or would I have to leave the new bricked up part to dry out for afew days, and then fit the window? I am just worried that if I can't do it all in one day, I would have to leave the window area exposed to potential burglers!

I got a quote in for the job...but it was £1k, which was alot more than I thought!

Many thanks!!

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  • lifesuckssometimes
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    dottiepeas wrote: »
    Hello,

    I am thinking of bricking up our external door way and install a upvc window (900m x 1200m), and would like to do this myself.
    Can anyone let me know if I can do the whole job in one go- so brick the door way up and install the window at the same time?...or would I have to leave the new bricked up part to dry out for afew days, and then fit the window? I am just worried that if I can't do it all in one day, I would have to leave the window area exposed to potential burglers!
    I got a quote in for the job...but it was £1k, which was alot more than I thought!
    Many thanks!!

    Get it done my a professional
    Also it is not advisable to do in one go due to movement you can also board up hole while cement sets
    NO!
    MY NAME IS NOT WORZEL
    IM JUST FEELING SLIGHTLY ROUGH TODAY
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
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    normal proceedure is to do the brickwork and board up the hole (make secure) for a few days.
    the longer the better.
    Get some gorm.
  • 27col
    27col Posts: 6,554 Forumite
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    If you don't let the brickwork harden a little you are likely to dislodge it while trying to fit the new window. Better to spend a little time and money to block up the hole for a few days. Or you should arrange to sleep in the room for a while. You could act as your own watch dog.(Semi serious)
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • dottiepeas
    dottiepeas Posts: 147 Forumite
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    Thanks for the replies. Yep think you're right- I think I'll get a professional in for the job. I think tasks like this are always abit more complicated than you think. I'll get a couple more quotes in, and see if the £1k mark is a standard rate or not. Don't want to get ripped off! I think I have been watching far too much "Cowboy Builders" on Channel 5!!....:rotfl:

    Thanks for your responses!
  • JW_Builders
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    It is possible is remove a door brick up to window height and then fit a new window, all in one day. However its better to take your time, as if this is a DIY Job. get a sheet of ply board to secure your property over night about £15 cost for a 9mm sheet with vat. you can use the board to mix the mortor on as well. (Not at the same time)
    good luck.
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