4th Entrance Door Conversion into Window

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Posted by: from Brampton
1/12/2020 at 12:34:42 PM

Dear Experts,

I purchased a two story brick home in Whitby Town which has 4 exists at ground/main level to outside. This includes, main entrance, Patio Door exit to the back, and two separate (there are bricks frames in-between them) doors on the side of the home.

I don't find any reason why would someone install a door right next to one another which can't be partitioned from inside too. Well right now my doubt is can I close one of this door and put a rectangle window and brick up the below space? Additionally, do I need permit for this work?

Well this door in my 100's of projections and weird imaginations holds no benefit in keeping hence closing at least will help me to utilize the space a bit more effective.

Any advise on approximate duration of work, overall cost involved (incl. material) and type of professional who could do these type of work are highly appreciated.



4th Entrance Door Conversion into Window
4th Entrance Door Conversion into Window
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Date/Time1/12/2020 at 4:59:54 PM

Answer to your question if you need a permit or not the answer is yes whenever you are framing in a window door or making one larger or smaller you need a permit. Concerning cost there's too many variables and I recommend you calling a trusted Pro in your local area to get a quote. Hope this helps you

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Date/Time1/12/2020 at 7:34:33 PM

Yes you can remove the one door and install a window



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Date/Time1/13/2020 at 4:05:24 PM

It looks to me like there may be a number of Code issues with the side door.

If the distance from the home to the property line is less than 1.2 m (4') no unprotected openings are permitted. Therefore even a window would not be allowed.

It also appears there could be issues with riser heights and landing width at the bottom.

In Edmonton any exterior alteration requires a permit. Likely best thing is to remove the door and brick up the opening.

Recommend checking with your municipality to confirm all info.

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