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Soldier arches cracked and rather worrying

Postby Gjedmundes » Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:07 pm

I have two soldier arches above Windows which are cracked and worrying me. The first arch is in solid victorian brickwork and the second is in a 1950s extension. Not sure what is holding these bricks up and what I will find if I remove them. And the best way to repair them. Any advice appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:26 pm

Hi gjedmundes
Probably the only thing holding the brickwork up is the window frame.
Prop the bricks above the soldiers using acrows and strong-boys. Remove the soldiers and fit a suitable L shaped lintel. Regards S
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