opening a new doorway


Postby liltodge » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:53 am

im knocking through a new door way(2ft 6in wide),i was thinking of using a 1200mmx200mm concrete lintel,the new door way would be on the ground floor and it's an exterior wall.the wall i would be knocking through is a 2 storey wall.would that size lintel be o.k????????
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:08 pm

liltodge,
A lot will depend on what openings are around the proposed doorway. I would strongly recommend you get a surveyor to have a look and suggest alternatives.
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Postby dardar29 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:25 pm

Hi guys, avid diy enthusiast here, first time opening a doorway, small one storey extension, unsure of brickwork, whats the best lintel to use and how do i fit it? cheers.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:26 pm

dardar29,
Sorry can't really say unless you give details of what is above the opening eg bricks, roof tiled, roof flat ......
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Postby dardar29 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:05 am

theres about four courses of brick than a tiled sloping roof
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:33 pm

dardar29,
Do the ceiling rafters run parallel or at right angles to the proposed opening?
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