I have two lintels to install.
1. is in a single story pitched roof extension with a solid 9" brick
wall, for 6' span French windows. Is there a 'hidden' lintel. Phoned
Travis Perkins who said they have a 'T' shaped lintel. Would this do?
2. is the rear 9" solid brick wall of the kitchen with bedroom above.
There is already a concrete lintel allowing access to the extension
mentioned above, but I want to insert a longer one to remove a 2'
section of wall which still intrudes into the room.
Should I go with another concrete (would be 10" wide, 9" high and 9'
long!!!) or an I beam.
I did phone some structural engineers and was quoted £180-350 for an
inspection and calculation of the beam. One sounded quite surprised that
I was calling and wondered whether I wanted to verify that a builders
specs were ok.