Doorway in alcove?

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Re: Doorway in alcove?

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 pm

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Re: Doorway in alcove?

Post by mysty » Sat May 11, 2019 9:31 pm

I will stick with what I said earlier, that you will have large stones knitting the walls together.
It looks like soft stone and not granite so it could be cut.
Ask a builder around to give you an idea on costs.
You do not want to be pulling out corner stones.
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Re: Doorway in alcove?

Post by Hexenbeest » Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 pm

I was looking at the possibility of cutting the cornerstones back a bit but not sure how far back is safe enough.

I have had a couple of builders round some 3 or 4 years ago. One said yes no problem, the other said not possible!
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Re: Doorway in alcove?

Post by Hexenbeest » Sat May 11, 2019 9:53 pm

DominicBest wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Mine has a door quite close to the chimney but it’s not in an alcove.

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Yours is quite a way away from the chimney and isn't near a corner which, as mysty says, could be a problem regarding the cornerstones.
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Re: Doorway in alcove?

Post by After the Storm » Sat May 11, 2019 10:07 pm

I think having an architect look at it to see whether it is feasible or not might be a good idea. Will send you a pm in a minute.
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