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How long does it take a wall to set so it can take the weight of a window?

The wall originally had a patio door with small windows each side. It's now a full window instead and the original door needs to be bricked up. The sides are still the original brickwork but new brickwork needs to be put up and blended in. The frame is already in with glass and it is sagging in the middle. The builder is proposing to take the glass out again, leave the frame in and do the brickwork. He reckons he can put the glass back in after a couple of hours. Is this true?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Bricklayers

I'm not 100% clear on whats been done from the description above, but what I would do is take the window frame out, build your brickwork to the height required, once it's been built, you can then carefully put the window back in place install the glass and the seal around window. It can all be done within one day.

2012-04-18T10:05:01+01:00

Answered 18th Apr 2012

good practice would be to leave the mortar to set till the next day it sound like the window will need packing up to reduce the sag in the frame and wet walled bricks would not support this till next day

2012-04-19T21:55:02+01:00

Answered 19th Apr 2012

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