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No lintel above garage doors?

Discussion in 'Building' started by NigelCollins, 1 Jul 2018.

  1. NigelCollins

    NigelCollins

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    I need to replace my wooden garage doors and thought I'd replace the frame at the same time. However looking at them I'm wondering if there is a lintel or is there reliance on the wooden frame.

    The house was built in 1935 and originally above the garage there was a non full height storage room. At some time in the past (think it was the 60's) a previous owner had the room built up in height so it could be used as a bedroom. The floor of this room is concrete strips, these also form the garage ceiling.

    So I am wondering if the garage is bound to have a lintel or could builders have relied on the substantial wooden frame? I am trying to avoid knocking off some of the rendering to look!

    Thanks


    View from outside & inside garage IMG_4086[1].JPG
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  2. bobsuerita

    bobsuerita

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    that 4x3 wouldnt hold jack
    looks like a bison or similar cast floor so something must be holding it up as load point above doors as you say
     
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