Stressline steel lintel CXHD

What lintel do I need?

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

This is a question we get asked time and time again. It is very difficult to answer without full knowledge of the project, but we can help specify lintels and provide guidance on what lintel, be it steel or prestressed concrete, would help in the given situation. Before selecting a lintel, there are six factors that need to be discovered. …

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Stressline undertake CPD tour

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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 …

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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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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 …

Lintel comparison chart

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 …

Lintel load span tables

Lintel Load Span Tables: Quick Reference Guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 31 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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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 …

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Seven Questions you should ask your lintel supplier

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

The questions you should ask your lintel supplier will very much depend upon your own place in the market. For example, if you are a builders merchant, then the questions you ask are likely to focus on quality, delivery, and price. If you are a specifier, however, you may want to ask more about the technical properties of the lintel, …