Moving a lintel higher up for garage conversion

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We want to convert our garage into a room and install windows.

It should be straightforward but the only thing giving us a bit of problems is the existing lintel needs to be moved up about 10 cm.

Can I just use strong boys and move the lintel up? Are lintels reusable? The width of the opening is the same
 
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Once the material above the lintel is removed it can be lifted, i.e. re-used as long as the new loads are within the lintels' capacity and are similar in make-up.

What sort of lintel are we talking about, what is the span and what is it doing exactly.
 
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Once the material above the lintel is removed it can be lifted, i.e. re-used as long as the new loads are within the lintels' capacity and are similar in make-up.

What sort of lintel are we talking about, what is the span and what is it doing exactly.

Thanks

It is holding a balcony which people can walk on. The lintel is at the top of the garage opening. I want to move it slightly higher

Its a car width wide - About 1.5 metres I d say

The loads will be identical

Does BC need to get involved?
 
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What sort of lintel are we talking about?

Steel beam, concrete, pressed steel?

This is notifiable work, yes.

If you garage opening is only 1.5m wide then a garage for a car - it certainly ain't!
 
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