Missing front door interior lintel

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Hi, I have an old victorian terrace where the front door has been replaced with PVC. The stone lintel in the front skin of the wall is in place, however all the windows etc have timber internal lintels.

At the front door I have removed some plaster and discovered there is no internal lintel and it looks like someone may have removed one when putting the door in. The door now sits high enough that the same thickness of timber couldn't go in without removing the next row of bricks above.

The stairs run down to the door so there is a single skin load bearing wall (bricks turned onto their bottom face so as thin as possible) carrying the first floor joist into the wall above the door and the weight of a similar single skin wall above.

The wall below the joist appears to have compressed a bit (which wouldn't be surprising) as the the brick I am thinking the joist should be sitting is on was hanging in thin air. I slapped a little timber batton in there and a couple of off cuts of brick to stop the wall above falling in any more but would assume I should now have some kind of lintel installed or could I be missing something?

Can someone suggest what type of lintel might be suitable considering it will need to be slimmer than a standard bricks thickness? Thanks

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If there are point loads directly above the proposed lintel then you are likely to need to use a steel fella, i.e. a single skin catnic or similar.
 
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Thanks Noseal.

Only problem I can see if that this might require removing the bricks actually supporting the joist underneath due to the limited space available. I take it the light duty Catnic would probably not be recommended as suitable but seeing as there is masonry supporting the joist except for a span of about 1.2 metres do you think that would get away with it? Cheers
 
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