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Lintel above patio doors

Discussion in 'Building' started by u587162, 1 May 2015.

  1. u587162

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    Can someone pls explain what my architect means when he says "1wide. The soldier courses above the opening are optional but the beam lintel over the opening is needed such that the patio doors cannot go directly to the underside of the flat roof joists"?

    Ideally I wanted floor to ceiling patio door - my ceiling height is 2.8m.

    I understand a soldier course is bricks standing vertically for design right? Not sure what heh means by the rest.
     
  2. champagnecharly

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    That something other than the patio doors has to support the flat roof joists.
     
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    So where does the RSJ beams sit in all of this relative to the joists etc? How do other people have floor to ceiling patio doors?
     
  4. champagnecharly

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    They are all beams/ joists or load bearing members of forms..
    Have the beam above the ceiling? Maybe they just have more height to start with.
     
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