We have sold our current property (a 1973 built 3 bedroom semi) subject to
contract. However, the purchasers' survey has highlighted a possible problem
with 3 window lintels and suggests that they be "repaired or replaced".
The 3 windows concerned are located on:
- patio door leading to the back garden
- a side kitchen window
- a first floor landing window (directly above the affected kitchen window)
We have both looked at these and all we can see is that the exposed steel
lintels are rusty. Hardly surprising for 30 year old exposed metal I
(1) How easy are these to replace or repair?
(2) Which would you do?
(3) Should anything be done - the brickwork is not damaged thus not
suggesting the lintels are damaged? Should they just be "sealed" somehow?
(4) How expensive a job is it? The windows are no more than 6 foot side.
Possibly much less though 6 foot is a close estimate for the patio door? The
lintels will be a little bit bigger either side.
(5) Is it DIY-able for someone so-minded / abled? What equipment is needed
to support brickwork while lintels are replaced (repaired)?
(6) Is there anything else I should bear in mind?
Thanks for any help. Please reply to the newsgroup.
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