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Entrance Extension

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by redflag, 15th Sep, 2015.

  1. redflag

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    Our House has a hidden entrance.
    Front door is where the highest window meets the centreline of the house.

    There is a footpath and small garden behind entry wall.

    We would like to bring the door entry out to the beginning of the sloping wall, and extend the roofline down. With a new slab floor and tiling, this would give us a small entry hall for storage, and improve security as the new entrance is not hidden.

    1-Will this look OK?

    2-Should we keep the current entry roofline, or raise to meet the house roof height?

    3-Another window near the oval bunker light, thoughts.?

    Cheers

    RF IMG_1346.JPG
     
  2. bob shovel

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    1. Should do
    2. I'd keep the current roofline, breaks up all the bricks with the glass, you may be able to keep the existing and extend it out, depending what's been done
    3. I'd go one better and why not put the door on the front wall and brick the side in. Will have a big impact on the facade. it would also break up all that brick you see from the front.
     
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  3. Brian84

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    Keep the current roof line, just extend to the end of the bricks. If you want to make it a bit more modern than I would suggest putting 3x 1800x600 windows in the bricks across the front. Either way something needs to break up that brick wall at the front, so I think windows will do that and will also provide more light into the house.
     
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    Great minds think alike bob. I was going to write next either my last post or put door on the front and brick up the side with a couple of windows
     
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  5. WestOz

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    PPOR or IP?

    Is that the front wall of the house, facing the street?

    If PPOR;
    1st thought when I enlarged the pic
    1. Get rid of that angled wall
    2. Make the front door face the street
    3. Install a budget/attractive path
    4. Install some low maint gardening.

    If IP (and not considering selling);
    1. Leave it as is
     
  6. redflag

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    Great Thanks.
    All good ideas.
    Cheers
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  7. WestOz

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    lol, looks like all 3 of us don't like the wall
     
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  8. redflag

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    was IP. now PPOR. Yeah we have been advised door front. Wife definitely wants footpath.
    Cheers Probly render later on.
     
  9. bob shovel

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    You beat me with the hws job! :)
    You can quote this one though ;)
     
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  10. Brian84

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    Give me the fun one to quote lol.
    Red flag are you even after a rough price?
     
  11. redflag

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    Not ATM.
    Have a retaining wall about to start. entrance next year sometime.Thx anyway
     
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