linel instalation

I have taken out an extractor fan and now have a hole bth sides f the wall. Old house, narrow cavity between the two walls. Hole is above a window. Do I insert a lintel?

Asked by Stefania on 15th Sep 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"If an extractor fan was fitted there should be already a lintel if not I would fill the hole with a breeze block and render the outside and bond and set the inside or you could cut out and replace it with brick on the outside and block on the inside and bond and set on the inside."
Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
"You don't have to insert a lintel, you need a couple of bricks and a bit of mack to rebuild the hole."
Answered on 3rd Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
"No lintel is required for this size job wall repair."
Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

The extractor fan hole is too small and does not need a lintel, I think you already have the lintel on top of the window. Just cover it on both sides."
Answered on 23rd Sep 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"There should be no need for a lintel, ideally, there should already be a lintel in over any window opening but does depend on the size of extractor fan and window plus weight above but should be able just to tooth out the brick and insert new to match hard to say without seeing g the job, etc."
Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"The assumption would be that no joist or weight is being impressed upon the area, therefore effective closure of holes will be more than adequate."
Answered on 29th Sep 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
Is the window framework exposed from the removal of the extractor fan?
If so you will be requiring a lintel.
However, if there is solid concrete or brickwork above the top of the window framework then no lintel is required."
Answered on 15th Sep 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"If it's just the extractor, no, fill it with some cement and block, and then plaster over it, or you can add some expandable foam with some rubble, and so on, you have the opportunity to contact a structural engineer, pay him or her for a site visit and let them give you the advice."
Answered on 8th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"No, just rebuild both sides, unless Extractor is over 3 ft wide then will need to see if has a supporting wall for upstairs. If not 2/3 foot wide fill in both side."
Answered on 11th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
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