Is it safe to turn a window opening into a door opening?

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Our property to be renovated has a 1.26x1.26 window to the garage. I would like to replace it with a side entry door about 1.00x2.00. I don't see a problem in increasing the window cut up and down. But the window should also become narrower. The house was built in 1980 and is clinker. I am already trying to arrange the right bricks at the same time.

Is this action in principle relatively trouble free or will I get myself in trouble?

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Could the door be too wide? I wouldn't make the doorway narrower, I wouldn't use a side panel either, that would be too narrow. A wide frame would be better. Zooming up is not as trivial. Going down is usually not a problem.

If this were my house, I would probably use a double-wing balcony door, which would also look good in terms of width.

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You may be able to remove the clinker bricks set under and over the window so they can be reused. You will only need 26 cm width by 1.26 m height. If you need to widen the space upward, you will also need to raise the lintel. Are there any pipes (heating pipes) under the window? If not, it shouldn't be a problem for a specialized construction company, or do you want to do it yourself?

  • There is a radiator under the window, but it should be removed anyway. No, I don't want to do it myself. It has to be done wisely by a specialized company. I just wanted to get opinions beforehand on whether my ideas are even feasible. 
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Why not just order the right door? If it's going to be done by a specialized company anyway, they can supply any size door.

They can then fabricate the right door for you. There are several options. Either add a side panel or a wider frame. Or you can just get a door that is wider.

It will look better than patching brickwork or clinker. This is something you will always see.

  • A 1.26x2.00 door seems pretty wide to me. I can't imagine that. 
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