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Lintels????????

Discussion in 'Building' started by Multibez, 9 Aug 2017.

  1. Multibez

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    I need to install new lintels into my property above each and every external window and door (sad face) but my issue is this. The house is fully rendered (rough cast) and so to start chiselling off render to put in strong buys etc i am looking at having to possibly fully re-render the full house as patching up will not conform to my OCD after windows and lintels are in. Im racking my brains for alternative (hence this post) could i install stone lintels so as to obviously do the support work but also have them as a feature so as not to do patching up/fully re-render the house after new windows are installed or is there another route i could go down. Probably looking at 20k+ to fully render house which i dont have. Thoughts and opinions please............
     
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    Get treatment for your OCD?

    You could potentially install a soldier course (bricks vertical) on the lintel, but there will stilll be some patching of the render above and around this. Or a similar concept with just a plain render feature. But this would rely on loose bricks not dropping above the opening, and needing to be replaced and repacked.

    It may be £20k or Harley Street I'm afraid
     
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    Ha ha, harley street love it, would this soldier course sit flush with the render, and also are lintels of different sizes specs availible to accomodate double skin on an old 1910 house.

    cheers for answering
     
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    Pull all the render off;) 20k saved.
     
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    A soldier course would normally sit just proud of any render. It may depend on how rough and how thick the roughcast is, as the whether this is practical and would look OK

    Do the internal lintels need replacing or just external? Many internal lintels are concrete and tend to be OK. Anyway, you can get a single lintel for the thickness of the wall or two individual lintels for the inner and outer walls.
     
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    If you're replacing the internal lintels too then you may be able to fit an angle-iron lintel to the outer leaf from inside the property. But - are you replacing the lintels because the outer masonry has already sagged and cracked the render anyway, so that wouldn't help particularly?
     
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    If it's a 1910 house, the internal lintels are more likely to be timber than concrete?
     
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    The masonry has not sagged, and there is no evidence of cracking, its all down to renewing the windows, so whilst im at it ill change the internal ones aswell, was looking at a catnic double leaf with cavity as a solution and then a soldier course to finish it off externally. Would installing an angle iron still not require the render to still come off, i cant quite picture it to be honest.
    But then ive had a eureka moment this afternoon and thinking of installing "structural bay windows" at the front (they do exist dont they????).

    cheers for your views guys m appreciated
     
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