Ask a Tradesman
Changing shape of window
We have a circular shaped window.
As this provides no ventilation we want to change this to be a square or rectangle with the new window able to be partly open to ventilate. We are in a victorian conversion terrace.
Ideas of how much time and cost this would involve would be appreciated. Dimensions of current circular window are: 22inches.
the question is really to vague to give an accurate answer,is it ground floor?up in the loft,first floor?down a narrow entry?is the house rendered or plain brickwork,will it need a lintel or a soldier course to match existing windows,can it be done off a ladder?a tower?or scaffold?is it on the landing inside the house?or in the middle of the stair well,will i need to do much plastering?has the original plaster blown and by disturbing it the whole lot could come off,you will need a window board inside,what type would you like?how big do you want the window?once all these have been established we can then look at quoting,its not to complicated a job once you know all the variables,but not really a job you can just quote without seeing it first.
Answered 28th Aug 2012
Hi caroline _919,
Best bet and option is to go for a round window with an opener in it, this way you will not get in volved in lintel, plastering, rendering etc .
Straight forward and relatively simple to the right company
Answered 18th Sep 2012