Aug 10, 2017 9:06 pm
I own a unit in a rendered brick block (before and after photos attached).
My back bedroom is quite dark and I would love to create a long high window for light on one of the exterior walls which receive all the afternoon sun.
I was just wondering if this would be possible/easily done, and arough idea of how much this might cost (pending body corp approval of course)
Re: New window2
Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Anything is possible with enough money. Cost would depend on whether the wall was structural or not. I'd start by seeing if the body corporate would give in principle approval and then you would need to get an idea from a builder. If he thinks it is a structural wall, you might then need to engage and engineer.
Re: New window3
Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm
All exterior walls are structural as a basic rule of thumb, seeming you will need to install a lintel above the window opening to transfer the weight of the building off of the window. You'll need to strip the wall you are looking at putting a window in and strengthen it with a lintel. It would likely need an architect to draw it up and planning permission from your local authorities. Talk to an architect would be the next best bet.
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