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Myth vs. Fact: BBA approval on steel lintels

Andrew ALL, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

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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Concrete and steel lintels: What standards have to be met?

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

Lintels like virtually all other building products undergo rigorous testing before being available to UK and EU markets, but is there a difference between steel and concrete lintels? The generic lintel has to do a certain job and so must reach a certain level regardless of the material used, however, the properties of steel and concrete lintels are obviously different, and …