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    Default How to infill walls when reducing window size?

    We want to reduce the size of some of the windows in our brick veneer house. What is the best way to infill the gaps? We have plenty of bricks matching the house bricks, but not sure if the straight vertical join between old and new brick would look strange. Maybe some kind of cladding would be better?

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    You need to get a brickie to ‘tooth’ the new bricks in. It will be invisible and easy to do with an arbor tech mortar saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joynz View Post
    You need to get a brickie to ‘tooth’ the new bricks in. It will be invisible and easy to do with an arbor tech mortar saw.
    That’s good to hear, I didn’t know it could be done. Thanks.

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    Toothing the brickwork is the best option so long as your brickie can find a good match in bricks.

    Another option, somewhat outlandish really, is to brick up both sides of the window with completely different bricks. This saves the bricky toothing out the bricks, instead giving you a 'straight nick' join. Did I just say that?

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