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    Window Lintel Installation

    Window Specialists

    Hello there.

    There are no Lintels above my windows just a row of bricks held in only by the cement. I need to change out the windows but want to know if i need to fit a concrete lintel?

    Is there an alternative to support the bricks above so i dont need to remove them and add in the lintel?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Asked by Christian on 16th Dec 2020
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    RoseMay Carpentry and Building Services

    "Hello,

    There should be a lintel as when the property was built, they would of needed to brick across to form aperture and build up. You will probably find it is a steel cavity wall lintel. What you can do is drill through the mortar bed, making sure the drill bit is the same size of the mortar and see if you hit steel. Then you know.

    Thanks

    Jon"

    Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    S.G.Mckeown

    "Hi,
    Yes you will require to fit lintel to support the brickwork, it may be possible to fit an angled steel just to support brickwork ,I’d have a guess that you have a concrete lintel which is carrying the internal skin.
    Hope this helps,
    Sean"

    Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Rip-Out & Refit

    "Hi in answer to your question we would use a catnic support made for your size window, and replace the bricks."

    Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Mist3windows LTD

    "Hello , there are a lot of factors to consider here:
    The age of the house.
    The current frames, ie timber or pvc.
    Also can i ask what makes you think there is no lintel?
    A picture may help with your question.

    Regards
    Mist3windows ltd"

    Answered on 16th Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    In-spire property services

    "Hi a lot of property was built without lintels as they used to fit the old windows original to the house and continue with the build and the original frame would carry the bricks. They would have had to use a lintel on the internal but not always on the external as building regs years ago didn’t exist like now. You can get the window company to install steel lintels it’s not a big job we prop the bricks remove what’s needed to install the lintel and replace the bricks so you don’t see the lintel then install the new window we do this on an almost daily basis. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 20th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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