Lintel advice

31 Jul 2017
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United Kingdom
Advice needed please.....
I'm opening up a doorway from kitchen into a large pantry in a 1960's property. New opening will be approx 1600mm. The wall is single skinned and solid block. It doesn't bear the load of a wall above but does bear the 1st floor joists. The lintel will span 3 joists. Will a concrete one do the job?

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If you're thinking of the 100 x 65 concrete lintels that you can buy at Wickes, I'd forget it. A 140 x 100 would be OK but heavy. Why not consider a piece of angle iron?

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