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DPC For Patio Doors Lintel In Solid Brick Wall?

Discussion in 'Building' started by TomaszP, 21 Jul 2014.

  1. TomaszP

    TomaszP

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    Hi,

    A bit of urgent advice required!

    I am in the process of removing a window and putting in patio doors (i have had to widen the opening. I have an rsj lintel for the outside and a heavy duty catnic lintel for the inside (just because these were available to me for free).

    It is a solid Victorian brick wall. Do i need some sort of DPC above one or both of the lintels? The only diagrams i see are for cavity walls. The eaves of the house overhangs by about 400mm so the wall does not get too wet and i am about the have this wall re-rendered.

    If i do need one - how do i fit it? I have already installed the internal catic lintel but can take it back out if necessary.
     
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    Is this only required on cavity walls because in that case you would be bridging the external to internal wall?

    Maybe i just need some strip along the top and bottom of the rsj to protect the rsj itself from moisture??
     
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