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Cavity wall lintel advice needed.

Discussion in 'Building' started by pete47, 23 Oct 2012.

  1. pete47

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    Hi guys,

    I'm building an extension and am approaching the top of the blockwork. The bifold doors the client has ordered are a bit bigger than originally expected and it looks like we'll have to have 2 courses of bricks on top instead of the expected 3 and a split level of blocks across the top.

    The problem I have is the lintel required needs to be about 4500mm long (4575 seems to be the closest) but only 150mm high to allow 2 courses of bricks to joist height and I can't find one!

    Does anyone know where I can get such a thing or maybe there is an alternative type of lintel?
     
  2. ^woody^

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    I doubt you will find one that depth for that span
     
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    You will most likely need to have a beam fabricated with a welded plate to take the outer course, specced-up by an S.E.
     
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    Agreed.. spans too big for standard lintels..
     
  5. pete47

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I will post the solution when I find it.
     
  6. noseall

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    You've found the solution, just post us the outcome. ;)
     
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