# No space for Lintel

Ah, you don’t have rafters, it’s a flat roof….hardly any load at all.

don’t the joists go side to side?
I haven't taken off the facia to have a proper look at the timbers but I bent the facia outwards a bit and from underneath I saw a piece of timber running parallel to the fascia and I assumed it had joists meeting it at a 90 degree angle (so running backwards from the doors)

There are all sorts of sizes, I just use my local steel fabricator.

Could you send a link of something appropriate? The doors are 2400mm wide
Do you know if there are joists above the doors

and is that black above the doors a fascia - what’s behind that

Relax those doors are just filling in a hole...

I haven't taken off the facia to have a proper look at the timbers but I bent the facia outwards a bit and from underneath I saw a piece of timber running parallel to the fascia and I assumed it had joists meeting it at a 90 degree angle (so running backwards from the doors)
It could’ve just been a timber packe….quite likely if the joists run parallel to the doors

If the joists run perpendicular, just notch the the ends of the joists and put in a box steel or something

Relax those doors are just filling in a hole...
Its obvious the flat roof would’ve been built before the doors went in - whatever the roof is sitting on, it’s not the door frame

Do you know if there are joists above the doors

and is that black above the doors a fascia - what’s behind that
Didn't understand the 1st question? There is a piece of timber right above the doors running parallel to the doors behind the black fascia

Its obvious the flat roof would’ve been built before the doors went in - whatever the roof is sitting on, it’s not the door frame
Ok alright. So you're thinking all the joists are running parallel to the roof. Say if they are, can I just take off the edge plate (the one that I could see behind the facia) and put the concrete lintel in its place

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