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Advice for Installing Concrete Lintel to Remove Chimney Breast

Postby staherian » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:44 am

Hi, we're making our chimney hole bigger to install a cupboard inside.

I've installed a concrete lintel (see image attached) but there is too much gap between concrete and bricks so I've inserted slates and mortar to secure the lintel.

I'm told this is a sound approach; wanted to get second opinions here.
Pictures of gap (showing the slates in-between) are also attached.
Any comments?

Thanks.
ST
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the slates in-between lintel and bricks
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filled the gap with slates
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concrete lintel in place
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