I have a 1900s typical terrace which we are altering internally.
Building Control was out this morning checking everything done so far
and we got to talk about punching a new window opening in the 9" solid
wall. He suggested a plain 9" concrete lintel would do the job fine,
which is what I used elsewhere in the building. However this is on the
front of the house which as rather neat moulded stone/concrete lintels
over all the other windows.
Does anyone have any suppliers of such things or is it a trip to the
I half thought of making some sort of mould of the other and casting
it with a sand and cement mix but you can shoot me down over this idea
if you want.