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Lintel for Staggered brickwork return

Postby Mick Dewane » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi. We are going to be moving in to a property, that we would like to open up the rear load bearing wall. The problem is that the brickwork has a 250mm/10inch staggered return. Please see the drawings. The question is can a steel Z shaped lintel ( Preferred ) or a H shape lintel do the job required. Or is there a better method of doing the work, to meet Building regulations. Thank You.

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Photo's will not load. Above is rough outline of the building. 5.650 metres wide. Opening to be 3.950 metres wide. By taking out the Z shaped Brickwork in the centre. There is already a Conservatory built on the outside, of this exterior wall shape.
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