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Discussion in 'Building' started by james2006, 3 Aug 2011.

  1. james2006

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    Hi - I am putting 2 new openings in my house through single supporting brick walls on the ground floor. The lintel lengths are 1200mm and 2100mm. Do I need padstones as each end or just lay them on the bricks.

    The reason I ask is I need to get all my materials on site before the builder arrives and also ensure construction is ok with BCO.

    Cheers
     
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    No padstones required for lintels. Normally.
     
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    Agree with Woodchip.

    However, there can be varying bearing lengths depending upon the workload, i.e. 100mm, 150mm, 200mm etc.
     
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    Isn't the the minimum end bearing 150mm :?:
     
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    Not necessarily no, though 150mm has been adopted as a default setting.

    In a lot of small openings, (door size) lintels will happily sit on 100mm bearings.
     
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    everytime that the wall is 150mm wide.... :)
     
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