Postby SS003C » Thu May 03, 2007 4:07 pm

this is my first post in this forum and hope somebody can help?

im in the process of building my garage and im at the stage where i need a lintel.
basically i need a 11ft lintel and would like to make it my self using concrete.
what i need to know is what mix i will need..also is there any particular type of reinforcing steel ..

thanks in advance

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Postby thedoctor » Sun May 06, 2007 9:43 am

Steve lintels are required to be reinforced with steel, the size of which must be specified in the building regulations as must the type & size of lintel you use. This is not a DIY job without the correct specification from an architect or building inspector. Once you have that and you have learned how to tie steel properly you could carry on.
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