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Making a new window door opening

Creating or making a new window or door opening

In most cases, Building Regulation Approval is required to insert or make a new opening for a window or door. This is because making a new opening will affect the structural integrity of the building, flat, house. A structural engineer is the best person to advise you.
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Very rarely, Planning permission, will be required to make a new window opening or door opening.If you live in Conservation Area or the building is a listed building, most certainly will require Planning permission. However, its best to check with your Local Council Building Department, if your new window opening or door opening invades the privacy of your neighbours, frosted glass or obscured glass must be used and the window or door must not be used or to be open.
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A lintel or beam is normally used to bridge the new opening. If the external wall is a brick wall, then a cavity or box lintels should be used.In theory, you are not supposed to see the lintel itself.
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Concrete lintels should be used only when the walls will be rendered or plastered.
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The builders or building company must be very experienced, the structural integrity of the property can be disrupted by and modification of the fabric of the house or flat.

Example of a kitchen opening for a window, stage One, the lintel is in place and breaking through the wall can begin:
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New window is installed, plastering and rendering

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Kitchen installation and fitting after the window opening is finished
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Building a Garden Office

Building a Garden Office is an option if you don’t have the space to build a house extension or you can’t convert the garage. The outdoor buildings can be used for storage, gyms, garden offices, dens, sheds, working studios, workshops, music rooms and any other uses that requires a practical, elegant, dry, warm room.
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The design of building will be done to suit your home and garden. Flat roof or pitched roof, brick walls or rendering finish,the garden room will be built to complement the garden and existing property. Electricity, phone lines, Internet cable, heating, insulated roofs, floors and walls, double glazing, will ensure that the Garden Office will be a pleasant place to work.

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If you want to include a WC toilet, basins and showers,it can be done, depending on the circumstances and Planning Permission laws in your London area. The plumbers and electricians will advise you. If you have enough space, the Garden Office can be partitioned.

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Garden Offices can be build under the permitted development law.

Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.
Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse.
No more than half the area of land around the “original house”* would be covered by additions or other buildings.

Contact London Builders for a free quote.