Wall the door and create a uniform course of the wall


For different reasons, a door can no longer be used. If it is a door that is surrounded by masonry, lurking is a good idea. In addition to the optical disappearance of the door opening, the properties relating to insulation and building physics are also taken over indiscriminately by expert bricking.

Pay attention to physical properties

Immediately the lacing of a door opening appears to be limited to the removal of specific components and the filling of the door opening by bricks. However, it is important to record and continue the properties of the surrounding masonry when closing the door opening.

Ideally, as a brick material, the existing material is selected in a similar or identical construction. Concrete, bricks, bricks or other bricks have specific properties such as moisture absorption, porosity and diffusion behavior. If other materials are used to wall the door, it may cause functional disturbances in the wall. They manifest in moisture or salt formation.

Insulation behavior and stability

A wall has a Gesamtdämmverhalten that is interrupted by a door opening. To align the masonry, for example, between rooms or exterior building sides consistent throughout the building, same stone shapes should be used in the bricking. Door openings between hollow blocks, solid stones and walls made of plasterboard or wood fiber boards should be bricked up with bricks or plates of the same construction principle.

To close the wall of masonry optimally, an entanglement of the runners and setting stones is recommended. A simple bricking up on the soffit creates little stability and does not develop a wall bond with the wall. The wall edges of the door opening are always provided with half rows of stones to close the staggered rows.

For a durable and durable walling of a door half or quarter blocks should be struck from the masonry. During the later walling up, the new bricks are placed offset in the gaps and offset further. When lintel is to be noted that it extends on both sides at least a whole stone length in the masonry located at the side of the door opening.

How to wall a door

  • Bricks according to existing masonry
  • mortar
  • water
  • plaster
  • stone chisels
  • crowbar
  • trowel
  • Stone cutter
  • spirit level
  • Concrete mixer or cement mixing tub
  • drilling machine

1. Remove door frame

Remove the door frame by cutting, scratching or breaking the dried building foam in the spaces between the edges of the wall. Drilling on or drilling through the foam with large drill sizes or drill sprockets will help you create levers or crowbars.

2. Remove construction foam / plaster

After disassembling the frame, you must use a stone chisel to remove all building-skin and plaster residues until the ends of the bricks in the soffit are exposed.

3. Remove securing anchor

Remove all masonry fixtures such as anchors, screws, hinges, hinges and hinges.

4. pry out the cutters

Stake all the stones in part lengths in every second stone row of masonry, so that jagged shaped sides of the door opening arise.

5. Walling up

Begin building on a mortar bed from bottom to top, row after row. Close each row before starting the next one.

Tips & Tricks

Bear in mind that when walling a door, you will need either a helper to create back pressure or a support device.


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