Padstone installation

20 Jan 2016
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United Kingdom
Grateful for any advice please. I need to install one end of a UB (178x102x19) on a brick nib that needs some building up before the padstone can be put ion. It’s a Victorian tenement so big bricks and lots of soft mortar. The SE specified a minimum 150mm bearing on a 200x100x200 padstone and provided a neat diagram for stitching in the bricks. The reality is a bit different as there is an existing lintel in the way. Please see attached pdf for my proposed approach – would this be acceptable? Rgds John


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Apologies, see new image attached here. One concern is that the brickwork is victorian with thick layers of mortar so perhaps there could be movement as a result of the new load. Then again the SE has looked at it so perhaps I'm unduly concerned.


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