Bricklaying Question

Does a back door with connecting window require footings at all?

I currently have a sliding patio door which I presume is sat on a concrete base. I am now looking to replace this with a single door with window unit - therefor creating the need for some brickwork to fill the gap.

Does this brickwork require footings? If so - how deep?

4 Answers

Best Answer

if you have a patio door allready you can replace it ok theres no differance in weight if you want a price let me know have done a lot of this work rons landscaping and maintenance

Answered 26th May 2011

rons landscaping

Member since 25 Mar 2009

The footing will be already there....

Answered 26th May 2011

ABM plastering

Member since 21 Feb 2011

there should be a footing there unless its over a drain and then a lintel will be used

Answered 26th May 2011

B Murray Building & Brick/Stonework Specialist

Member since 10 Mar 2010

I would imagine if the person who fitted your sliding door was a builder you should be ok as its no different and if anything the sliding door is probably heavier.

Answered 26th May 2011

Cannon Preservation Ltd

Member since 21 May 2011

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