Stressline beam and block flooring

Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

Andrew ALL, Developers, Flooring Leave a Comment

Our two-part series of frequently asked questions start with two of our flooring solutions. Here we highlight some of the more common questions we get asked about our beam and block flooring, and our hollowcore flooring system either on-site or before purchase. Beam & Block How much camber in beams? Floor beams are manufactured in accordance with BS8110 which stipulates a …

Beam and block flooring system

Beam and block load span tables

Andrew ALL, Flooring, Specification Leave a Comment

Deciphering beam and block load span tables can be an arduous process sometimes. Here we look at the range of tables and information available within our flooring brochure, and how these tables can be applied to your project. We should say from the start that these beam and block load span tables are given as a guide only, and allowances …

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 Steel Lintel

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, …

Group of steel cavity lintels

Lintels: The new starter’s ultimate glossary

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 2 Comments

Most builders and specifiers will be familiar with the terminology we use in the lintel trade. However, for anyone getting started within the housebuilding and construction industry this is our ultimate glossary of the terms, acronyms and general buzzwords we use so you if you are starting a new job, you can go in sounding like an expert! Arch former …

Lintel selection a step-by-step guide

Lintel selection: A step-by-step guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 2 Comments

With the vast array of lintels on the market, it can be tricky to know how you select the correct lintel for the correct application. It is a scary thought when you consider that choosing an incorrect lintel could result in not adhering to building regulations, excessive cost increases, and in the worst case – structural failure. This is why, …

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 …

Lintel load span tables

Lintel load span tables: A beginner’s guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 19 Comments

We often assume that the load span tables featured in our lintel guide are easy to understand, which for those with knowledge; probably are. However, for anyone starting out in the industry, getting to grips with interpreting the load spans for prestressed concrete lintels and steel lintels is not always straight forward. This post examines the load span tables featured for …