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    Mortar cracking around brickwork, advice needed

    Hello, We had all wooden windows replaced over the past 6 years (oldest to most recent). We obviously had some extreme weather recently and it is only this year that we have noticed some cracks around windows in our house. The house was built 1996 on clay soil and is a cavity wall with brick...
  2. milanr_97

    How to fix cracked wall/plaster under lintel?

    Deep crack on the inside of an exterior wall, running along (pretty much the entire length of the) underside of lintel, above a recessed window. Seems the crack is between the lintel and whatever's been used to finish the wall (plasterboard?) on the lintel's underside - no cracking on outside...
  3. sammerz

    Lintel detail for door opening to support flat roof joists

    Hi, I am looking for the best solution to span across 2400mm doors, supporting roof joists. The building is governed by height, and I am already too high so ideally want a solution where I won’t need a wacking great box section or concrete lintel with joists supported on top. I need 150mm...
  4. A

    Wooden Lintel

    Morning Everyone QQ relating to the above. We have purchased a 1890's 1900's renovation property in sunny Wales and we want to open up an internal wall in between two small rooms to make a larger living space. The previous owner or local builder just wallpapered over everything (including PVC...
  5. P

    Steel frame garden room with no lintel in order to achieve particular aesthetic

    Hello! I am going to build a steel frame garden room (light guage steel) of size 6m x6m, with slimline sliding doors spanning the whole width of the front wall. There is essentially no steel on the front wall apart from where the side walls (150mm studs) come up to the doorline and past it on...
  6. T

    Cracked Lintel Advice

    Hi I have a terraced house and the lintel above the front entrance door has cracked and dropped. I am struggling locally to get a replacement. I have been told I can have a cast done but it wouldnt be load bearing and would require a catnic lintel in first and then put the decorative cast on...
  7. J

    Lintel issues for new patio doors

    Hello all, I have been planning to replace a current window (3m wide) and replacing this with patio doors. There is no lintel above the window currently so needed to install one. Over the weekend I removed a couple of the soldier course bricks to confirm there is no lintel. However the internal...
  8. C

    Opening up my 1930's fireplace

    Hello all, Thanks in advance for your assistance I'm hoping to open up my fireplace to the original size As you can see in the photos, the mortar line to the left and right where it has been bricked up from but I didn't immediately find a lintel above, or bricked arch or bricked soldiers to...
  9. J

    Chimney Breast Lintel

    Hi everyone, wondering if anyone can help! I removed the gas fire and surround we had on our chimney breast and found this underneath. I know that the central brick part (the bit that looks newer/highlighted in green) was installed around 20 years ago (house is 1960s). I want to remove the...
  10. S

    1950’s end terraced lintels

    I have noticed the roofs slightly dipping inside near the windows and widows hard to open. I’ve looked at every house along the line and the are all the same, exactly. The picture I’ve posted is of two rooms, a box and a double. Between the rooms is a solid wall, grey block that rests on the...
  11. D

    What to do with unsupported chimney

    We are having a new bathroom fitted in our victorian terrace and returning the lowered ceiling to its original height. On opening up corner of the lowered ceiling to have a look, we discovered the that at some point the old chimney stack had been removed to ceiling height and left unsupported...
  12. J

    Is this crack in lintel likely to suggest bigger issues?

    Hi, We've been looking at moving house and due to budget, we've been mostly looking at houses that need a bit of updating. One of the houses we really like has a long, horizontal crack in the lintel above the downstairs living room window. It looks like the stone that's cracked might just be a...
  13. O

    Lintel for a 3600mm bifold

    Hi, I'm working on a single storey extension which has a 3600mm bifold door to be fitted in a 100mm cavity wall. The weight on the lintel will be: 1 course block (up to wall plate) 50mm x 150mm joists boarded and felted. The one side of joists will be on hangers fixed to the original build...
  14. P

    Single skin Brick shed: Advice to replace wooden door and window with lintel in 2 pieces

    Hi all, I have a single skin brick shed at the bottom of the garden that I want to renovate and convert to a office, I want to replace the existing wooden door and windows (if you can call them that) but I'm not sure how to go about it, the lintel is in two pieces and I'm not sure if it will...
  15. D

    Fireplace arch strength

    Hi all! On to another project in our home. I have picked up some lime mortar and was planning to chisel out the old mortar on the arch (about an inch), then repoint to strengthen. As well as fill In the holes where bricks have been chipped. My question is. Do you think this arch would be...
  16. C

    Openings in Flemish Bond

    Hi All, Has anyone cut new doorways into load bearing Flemish Bond walls? Im cutting a new doorway into the side wall of my end-of-terrace property for basement access (Pending Building Regs approval), and while I'm familiar with acros and strongboys I haven't done anything in this style of...
  17. M

    Size of steel needed to support a small mono pitch roof

    Hi Guys, i have a small lean-to outbuilding that currently has a door and a window next to each other, i want to enlarge the opening and use it as a garage. this would mean removing a central block column that is helping to support the rafters. Im trying to ascertain what size of steel to...
  18. M

    How to Acrow prop sloped rafters

    Hi guys i need to prop the rafters on a small (4m x 4m) single story outbuilding in order to enlarge the door opening and subsequently place a larger lintel. can anyone advise me how to best get round the issue of safely supporting the sloped rafters when he top of the prop is obviously flat...
  19. Cjffff

    Bridging pipework with lintels

    Hi all, long time guest user but first post here. We are currently having a single storey extension built. There are various private and public sewers that run under the extension with a man hole having been removed. The next obstacle is bridging this pipework for the foundations, because of...
  20. M

    Replacing timber lintels in rubble-filled stone wall

    I need to replace a pair of lintels holding up an old stone/rubble wall above a doorway in a ~1890 (?) house. The lintels are timber and have spent many years encased in cement tanking (inside and out) and have become very damp. You can visibly see signs of wet rot; the timber you can touch is...
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