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    Replacement windows without lintels

    Window Specialists

    We are purchasing a 1960's property which is fitted with timber-framed aluminium double glazing panels - most of which are blown and need replacing. Our surveyor has advised that there are no lintels above the current windows - with the concrete headers supported directly by the current window frames.

    Do we need to add new lintels to all of the window openings if we replace them with UPVC windows and what would the approximate cost of adding the lintels be?

    Asked by Ben on 4th Jul 2022
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    Bespoke property maintenance

    "This was standard practice years back and is perfectly safe I have replac d many windows like this"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Gary veevers

    "You'd be better off installing lintels yes there'll be quite a lot of weight being supported by your new frames which may cause damage"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    The glasshouse

    "Hi Neil at MSD Windows, have fitted many of these replaced with UPVC or aluminum. haven’t had to put any lintels in yet as long as safety props are used in case"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Castle Home Renovations Ltd

    "We never have issues when we replace these types of windows although our technical survey will confirm that"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Window specialists

    "Subject to survey. But if you been advised by a surveyor then nothing to worry about."

    Answered on 10th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report

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