You may think this request is odd but please bear with me!
I need a lintel putting into the side of the house and am wondering
about the best way of going about it.
Our house is on a hill and has a very short drive out the back.
Several other people in the street already have lintels in their
houses which allow them to basically drive the bonnet of their car
under the kitchen. I would like to be able to do the same but don't
know who to approach to do it.
Do I speak direct to a builder who may bodge the job and leave me with
no comeback when my house falls down, or do I get a structural
engineer to draw plans up to which a builder works to the spec?
Note that I will definitely not be trying to do this job myself. I am
competent, but not insane!
Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated.
BCO = Buildings Control Office
The BCO would be able to advise you on this because it will probably need
permission. A good structural engineer will most likely have to be involved
somewhere along the line.
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