Potential issue with concrete lintels

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Luke1234

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Hi everyone,

I have recently had a wall knocked down in my kitchen to make a larger room as this was an extension originally.

I have had two concrete lintels installed and I am just wondering what people think of the job?

Some people I have spoken too believe this to be unsafe, but the original builder believes it to be fine and cannot see what is wrong.

Any advice/feedback would be great please.

Thank you
 

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Dollar

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You should have a building regs application done for that job ..... provide bc with with a calculation for opening
( Customers cost ) btw without paperwork from bc /or others It wILL definitely flag up with Solictors if you ever sold house ..
 
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bobski

Well-Known Member
Hi everyone,

I have recently had a wall knocked down in my kitchen to make a larger room as this was an extension originally.

I have had two concrete lintels installed and I am just wondering what people think of the job?

Some people I have spoken too believe this to be unsafe, but the original builder believes it to be fine and cannot see what is wrong.

Any advice/feedback would be great please.

Thank you




I'm reckoning that's your builders first one mate

Shocking.


If anyone sees that they'll want it redoing.

Dreadful.




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Smudger1

Well-Known Member
Max 3m lintel 150mm x 100mm with minimum bearing of 150mm on solid wall or pillar with concrete pad stone each end. Beyond that RSJ it ! As said regs should be involved.
 

Luke1234

New Member
Love the idea of the screwdriver as a pin in the acrow prop!
I recon when the building inspector see that attempt, the noise that he will make you will think that he is having a baby!
Thank you everyone for the replies.

Should I get a building inspector out from the council and then arrange for rectifying works after they come out?
 

Dollar

Well-Known Member
Thank you everyone for the replies.

Should I get a building inspector out from the council and then arrange for rectifying works after they come out?
Quick internet search @building control .
It Will find the inspector for your region (location)

Tell them your proposed works , You then need book a inspection.... (will be a fee to pay )
 

Brimstone

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defo not ok, balanced on the end of a block, nothing to stop it going sideways. Your builder's pulling your plonker.
Send the pics to building control with your fee and they'll be out like a shot!
 
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