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During home renovations it is commonplace to change the layout of your home, knock walls down, put walls up and also replace a door with a window for example. Equally many homes with beautiful views across south Wales will choose to knock out walls and windows and add patio doors or bi-fold doors to open up an area.
In this article we will look at two options in more detail – replacing a door with a window, and replacing a window with a door!
Replacing a Door With a Window
If your home lacks privacy and security, it could be an idea to block up excess and useless doors and replace them with windows. It could be that internal walls have been removed to create open plan space meaning you now have too many doors for a single room. Creating additional wall space could make a room feel cozier and allow more space for placing furniture effectively.
An element of building work is required to block up the lower park of the wall to allow the window to be fitted. We can help you to arrange building work with a builder that we work with regularly. Our builder will also be able to advise on whether you need to apply for planning permission to change the function of the area from a door to a window. If you are in doubt you can enquire with your local council such as Bridgend, Cardiff or RCT.
Once you have the building side cleared up we can help advise on the type of UPVC window or aluminium window to choose. There are many choices based on the style of your property, your budget, plus the look and feel you want to achieve. For example, a period property may look best with a sash style window. Take a look at our website for some inspiration.
Replacing a Window With a Door
If you are lucky enough to live in beautiful South Wales you may be fortunate enough to have a great view from your property. This could be one of the reasons that you may want to replace a window with a door. Whether this is bi-fold doors or a sliding patio door, both options will open up the chosen side of your home and allow the view to be seen much more clearly.
Equally, replacing a window with a door can bring masses of light into a dark room and make it feel bigger. It also allows a feeling of ‘bringing the outside, inside’ to be achieved both for the warmer months when the doors will be open, and for the winter months when doors need to be closed.
As with blocking up door spaces to install windows, an element of building work is also required to knock out walls where windows were in place to install doors. We can again help you to arrange building work with a builder that we work with regularly. Our builder will also be able to advise on whether you need to apply for planning permission to change the function of the area from a window to a door. Again, if you are in doubt you can enquire with your local council such as Bridgend, Cardiff or RCT.
Once you have the building side planned we can help advise on the type bi-fold door or patio door that would work the best for your property. There are many choices based on the style of your property and the available space, your budget, plus the look and feel you want to achieve. For example, if you have a limited space internally, a patio door may work better than a bi-fold door. Take a look at our website for some inspiration.
We would love to get involved in your home improvement project this summer – we have done so for many customers across South Wales including Cardiff, Swansea and the Rhondda.
If you would like more information from the team on the best window or door to choose, get in touch via our online form or call 01443 432 432 and we can help provide advice and a no-obligation quote.