- BUILDERS: whats the best way to remove this (concrete porch roof content)
- piedi di formaggioSubscriber
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Leave it alone. it’s an ‘original feature’ and as such adds value to your house.
This. But without the value bit.
I’m sick of Victorian and Edwardian housing in this country being held up as the pinnacle of our domestic aspirations. There is some fantastic 60s building out there – all big windows and decent sized plots, but instead we have an obsession with stuff a century old!Posted 6 years agotalltomSubscriber
I’m with TJ
No guarentees that the porch conc is reinforced into the area above the door – if not then no good as a lintel.Posted 6 years ago
alternatively, support with acros underneath and cut off small sections using disc cutter – a 12″ saw will go through in one pass, cut off 6″ sections at a time until you are close enough to the wall to determine wether the reinforcement is in situ along the wall. If it is just face off the conc as described above and make good. otherwise using the Acros and strongboys to support the brickwork above the concrete – remove the remainder of the concrete and rplace with a suitable lintel.
Then make good
May be much easier to keep it, but built a small mansard roof on it to dress it up a bit.
This. Once you’ve carved it off the wall, there will still be a rather ugly scar. Perhaps you should consider adding a side wall and new door and turning it into a proper enclosed porch?Posted 6 years ago
Depends if you want to do it properly or not.
Yes please, explain…..
Sure you don’t want a porch? They’re actually quite handy when fumbling for keys in the rain. May be much easier to keep it, but built a small mansard roof on it to dress it up a bit.
Plan is to then fit a veranda with a glass roof along that wall so it has to go.Posted 6 years agopjm84Member
Do you really want to take it out?
You need to determine the construction and how it was constructed.
By this and from the photo I can see a steel perimeter section. Looks like a channel? Cast concrete in steel?
The support post. How is this fixed? No visible supports? No bolted plate to the underside?
So could the post and channel be a frame and the concrete an infill? Can you see any formwork marks on the underside? (it’s quite small so the formwork may have been one piece)
Does the channel go through the outer leaf of the building? Looks like it does.
What you need to do is determine how far the concrete goes in? My guess would be to the inner leaf, probably sits on it, and acts also as a lintel over the door. (Not too worried about cold bridging in those days).
You still want to remove it?
Remove locally external stonework around the canopy. Support your roof internally. Remove the blockwork internally over the concrete, break out the concrete, carefully over the door, reinstall new lintel over door , reconstruct the blockwork internally. Reconstruct the stonework externally, provide an external stone lintel over the door and window were the existing is (looks like) rebated. Make good including refixing door / mastic and internal finishes.
Hence the original question.Posted 6 years agoRockapeMember
If you do it yourself or a pro does it as mentioned above cover all doors windows and glass. There will be steel reinforcing and the sparks will mark plastic and glass you’ll have the only plastic doers windows that rust. If you do it yourself as alpin said build support scaffold underneath and cut it up. Do you not know anyone in the trade that can advise by having a look for the price of a couple of pints?Posted 6 years agowrightysonMember
Normally I’d say yeah just get on with it, but it’s carrying a fair bit of weight if it projects onto the inner leaf due to the two slopes of roof. First job for me would be pop up on top and slide a few tiles back to see it this is the case. Then back down rub chin drink tea and ponder!Posted 6 years agoshowermanMember
disc cutter will not allow you to cut up to brickwork you are going to be left with about a 4″ overhang, to be honest if you think it looks bad now wait till you have removed it. have you looked to remove the pole and replace with possible a timber support paint concrete black so as to reduce the impact. but a cheap diy removal would be the last thing i would think of (no plastic door comment 😯 )Posted 6 years ago
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