How to install a cavity lintel

How to install a cavity lintel: A 10 step guide

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Installing a cavity lintel is simple in principle but in reality, can offer up some complicated elements. In our easy to understand step-by-step 3D video guide, we take you through the process of installing a standard cavity lintel over a window or door. Don’t forget to read our 17 essential installation tips for lintels, and you can read our builder’s …

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Myth vs. Fact: BBA approval on steel lintels

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Myth: BBA approval is needed for steel lintels to meet NHBC technical standards Fact: NMBC requires all products, materials and systems used on their registered sites to meet their technical requirement R3. This frustrating myth is one we encounter on a regular basis here at Stressline; frustrating because we have seen first-hand evidence of the market being supplied with misleading, …

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Got a question on lintels? Follow this advice

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

We get asked all sorts of questions about our lintels, often about what lintels are used in certain circumstances and what loads our lintels can take and how we calculate the loads of the lintels. A lot of the time we can answer your questions but we also need further information to help as well. Here are four basic questions …

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Specifying steel lintels: 5 more top tips

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These top tips for specifying steel lintels are considerations as much as they are tips. It follows on from our original blog post Specifying steel lintels: 5 top tips. These five tips or considerations may help when selecting lintels and hopefully specifying them for your projects. Rivet or Welding? Fabricated lintels are either welded or riveted together to form the …

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Lintel application: A builder’s guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

Our builder’s guide to lintel application comes off the back of some very popular blog posts. Here we want to help those of you in the trade understand a little more about how our lintels can be and are used. The basic application is simple enough, but there is more to consider than you might think. Concrete and steel lintels …

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Housebuilding efficiency: 5 key improvements

Andrew ALL, Cast Stone, Concrete Lintels, Developers, Flooring, Steel Lintels 2 Comments

With 300,000 houses as the Government’s target for new homes, the construction industry is left scratching their heads wondering how they will achieve something that has not been done in 30 years. The housing crisis is a huge political hot potato and we cannot offer a definitive solution that will solve the whole problem. What we can do is demonstrate …

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Stressline launch new comparison chart

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The latest brochure in the suite of literature is the brand new comparison chart. The fold-out brochure highlights in an easy to read way the number of steel lintel products we have as standard and can produce against other suppliers. The brochure showcases our steel range including the standard SL cavity range through to the wide inner leaf, wide outer …

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Lintel loading method: Overview of BS 5977

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels 2 Comments

This post is an overview of the British standard BS 5977-1:1981 which looks specifically at the method for assessment of load for lintels. This applies to both steel lintels and prestressed concrete lintels. It is an intrinsic part of understanding how our products are used within construction under current legislation. This standard applies to lintels up to the length of …

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Steel vs concrete lintels: What is the difference?

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

You may think this is a silly question, but dig a little deeper and we can examine more than the obvious material differences. There are many reasons to specify a steel lintel but here we can look at why they may be favoured by the construction industry, and what use concrete lintels have in modern housebuilding. Strength to weight ratio One …

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Combined lintel or composite lintel

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Composite lintels should not be confused with combined lintels. They can appear to be similar; both using two different materials, but from a structural point of view they are very different. Here we quickly examine both and focus on the important differences, and what this means in their application. Combined lintels Taken from the British Standards Code BS EN 845-2:2013, …