Stressline CPD

Stressline undertake CPD tour

Andrew ALL, Specification Leave a Comment

Stressline has embarked on a nationwide tour to deliver our ‘Lintel Intel’ CDP programme to specifiers. The seminar is designed for architects, engineers and specifiers in general and goes through some basic elements of lintel understanding and selection, as well as some hints, tips and advice for those specifying and installing lintels. This year we are investing more in sharing …

Lintel load span tables

Lintel Load Span Tables: Quick Reference Guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 19 Comments

Understanding lintel load span tables is important for specifying and selecting the correct lintel. If you are new to load span tables you may want to look at our blog post on load span tables for beginners. Below is a quick reference guide to load span tables which you can use at your leisure. It is also available to download …

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Multi-product specification: 5 advantages for specifiers

Andrew ALL, Specification Leave a Comment

First, let us establish what we mean by multi-product specification. In this sense, I am talking about specifying multiple products from a single supplier. In the world of procurement, it is acknowledged that getting a number of quotes for products and services can help find what you need. With specification, this could also be said, but there is an argument …

Specification of lintels

Lintel application: A specifier’s guide

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

A lintel is a lintel is a lintel right? Well not quite. Yes, the job of the lintel is pretty straight forward in that it has to bear a load, but not all lintels are the same, and there are many different types of lintels designed to do different things. From a specification point of view, there is a multitude …

Stressline specification of lintels

Specifying steel lintels: 5 top tips

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels

When specifying lintels one of the first questions to ask is whether you need prestressed concrete lintels or steel lintels. There are times when you will benefit from specifying concrete lintels, but this post is our top tips about specification in general, but predominantly for steel lintels. Top Tip 1 – Check your triangulation One of the biggest factors in …

Stressline and Barbour Products

Targeting new markets with Barbour products

Andrew ALL, Developers, Specification Leave a Comment

Here at Stressline we are continually looking for new ways to market and new methods of communication to help improve our relationship with our expanding customer base. We have recently taken strides in our efforts to help the specification market by signing up for two Barbour products; the industry’s premier project database Barbour ABI, and the online search facility Barbour …