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Replacing rotten wood lintel above a window

Postby Tuctuc » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:56 pm

I have a rotten wood lintel inside above a window, span is 1m, & the long standing leak that caused it is bring fixed.

Now I was going to replace with a concrete lintel of same size, looking at the bearing support the Lh is approx 5.5" into brickwork, but the RH side looks only to be 2" at most as its into the party wall.
What do I do?

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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi tuctuc
Assuming you have checked the load on the lintel 2" bearing is not enough - you should find a way of increasing the to at least 100 mm.
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