Problems with a window...

I'm in the process of replacing an about 20 year old Magnet softwood window which was rotten with a UPV one from Screwfix. I didn't measure the old one carefully, assuming they were standard sizes, and how wrong can you be... The new one, the only one they do close to the original in size, is about 75mm too short in height. Not enough of a gap for a full brick, though.
Seems strange to me - I'd have thought since the majority of sales would be for replacements in houses with non metric bricks, they'd be sized to an equal number of courses.
So, what's the easiest way to make up the gap underneath? Cutting bricks in half or thereabouts height wise sounds rather skilled for me, unless my tile cutter would do this in a couple of passes. Use creasing tiles? Or can you buy bricks to match London stocks that would do the job?
Any suggestions gratefully received...
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Dave Plowman snipped-for-privacy@argonet.co.uk London SW 12
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If you are packing 75mm under the window cill, then if its downstairs you will probably never see it. Sprayfoam and a covering of UPVc trim (held on with silicone) seems to be the order of the day. You are going to sprayfoam all round the window anyway.
However, putting the trim at the top might look less obvious.
If you really want to do bricks, you dont need full bricks, you can slice parts out with an angle grinder, its time consuming though, and not my favorite tool.
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Some bodging builder put in a double glazed window in a house now rented out down the road.
He obviously got the window for free or knocked off as it is seriously too small - there's a white plastic cover (probably a cill cover) of some sort at the top which would be ok except it's at least six inches thick... ;-)
So I'd go for building it up with half bricks. If you get them from a brick/block supplier they might cut them to size ? Mark S.
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If you've enough bricks, to lose a few, you can get them thin enough with either a chipping hammer or the edge of a bricklaying trowel! Regards Capitol
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will probably never see it.

the order of the day.

parts out with an angle grinder, its time consuming though, and not my favorite tool.

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I would suggest casting a 75mm concrete sill. If you don't have cast sill's with ledges at the moment that is?
If you cast it so that the face is level with the bricks of the house, i think it would look fine. I wouldn't want to use spray foam and a plastic cover!
You can get concrete colouring. Probably brick red, but i have never used these. I think it would look best as plain concrete.
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