(Mis)adventures of converting a stone barn to a dwelling

Bedroom French doors

Time to get some liveable space in.
First the big bedroom, we’d decided to fit french doors, so eventually we could use a old stone outbuilding as a walk on terrace.
First job, cut the wall for doors.

French door hole

Which leads out on to this.

old stone outbuilding terrace to be

This left the corner of the house weak and could lead to structural issues with the corner of the wall not being supported against side loads. So we cast some concrete door closures with some steel in them, and a steel RSJ lintel cast into concrete over the top of the doorway to put the strength back in.

casting door reliefs

Then the french doors were in.

french doors in.

May 17, 2010 This post was written by Categories: Building No comments yet

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