How do I reinstall a window to another wall in an existing home?
I am looking at a house that is very close to the requirements and we want to possibly move in quickly.
The square corner room window is on the west side, we want to place it on the north side (exact reasons are not important yet). The window measures approximately 1.5 m * 1.5 m. The house was built in 1992 and is clinker built, the windows (I think with roller shutters) are made of wood.
Can I have a construction company take it out, move it and put the clinker back in its old place? Of course, you'll see a bit because of the slightly different color of the bricks and joints, but that's fine.
1. Is it possible?
2. Approximate cost if you do this?
3. Is a building permit required?
Basically, anything is possible. Of course, it would be difficult to get ALL the stones out of there without breaking them. In fact, they are inextricably linked. The other position of the window also means that a new sealant will have to be done there. It's very likely that there will be missing stones there that you probably don't have somewhere nearby.
The new window position should be statically possible as a wall. It may have to be resupported, etc...
Another problem could be the window, who would want to install a 20 year old window elsewhere.
All of this would probably be very expensive, I can hardly estimate it now.
Of course, it would make more sense to install 1 new window.