fitting a door into the garage side wall

The garage extension was always going to leave a bit of land that would be very difficult to access so I had in mind that I’d wait until the extension was built then figure out a good place to fit a door allowing access to the space. Then I could build a wooden structure to enclose the space.

After some careful planning and discussion with my ‘design consultant’ Jem, the best position of the door was decided upon so we could firstly fit a concrete lintel.

I let townie at the wall with the SDS chisel.

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A hole just right for the lintel.

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The lintel slotted in easy enough.

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An attempt at some birds beak pointing to match the rest.

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I couldn’t find a door and/or frame the right size for what I needed so I just bought the cheapest I could that was a close as possible. Β That way I could have a go at cutting them both down to fit and if it didn’t go well it wouldn’t matter too much.

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So I got stuck into a bit of woodwork. Firstly modifying the frame to the width and height it needed to be to fit the hole I would cut in the wall.

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Frame sorted now to trim the door down top and bottom.

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Recesses chiseled out for the hinges in the door and frame.

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A door and frame as a whole. All for about Β£150 quid which is massively cheaper than buying a door and frame already built together.

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Turns out the car lift is also and awesome adjustable height bench!

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Now I know the door frame’s exact size I can cut a big hole in the wall. Β Really can’t afford to get this wrong now!

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A hole.

 

 

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A door in the hole. πŸ™‚

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Never done this kind of job before so wasn’t really sure what I was doing but I’m really happy it’s turned out nice.

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