How much trouble to install a new window in solid brick wall?
This is a cross post - on the remodelling forum as well....
I am about to buy a house that is over 100 yrs old and has solid brick exterior walls - 3 wythes and a foot thick. On the inside of the brick is lathe and plaster. The house has very little natural light and I want to add a couple of windows to one side of the house to bring in some more light. Is this a crazy idea? As far as costs go to do this, are we talking twice the price as to add a window to a wood frame house? 3 times the cost? I would hire a mason to deal with the brick.