The old steel head was already beginning to degrade so replacement was necessary even if I hadn't planned to widen the entrance:
Stone slowly being removed whilst the new reveal is built:
The walls are slightly thinner than the house itself, 19" thick:
Much of the red brick from the original right hand reveal had started to crumble, so what was salvageable was used to face more modern blocks.
New steel and supporting plates were then inserted:
The supporting plates below. The old "plates" were slate!
The finished reveal:
Just a small bit of the stone rubble:
The finished job, some daytime pictures coming soon: