What is a decorative lintel?

A lintel or lintol is a type of beam (a horizontal structural element) that spans openings such as portals, doors, windows and fireplaces. It can be a decorative architectural element, or a combined ornamented structural item.

Can you cut a lintel?

Prestressed concrete Lintels may be cut using a high speed diamond cutting disc. Under no circumstances should the Ultra-Fire Range of Lintels be cut down in size.

What can I use instead of a lintel?

Helical bars are a welcome alternative to installing a new lintel. The installation of a new lintel requires brickwork to be removed and replaced, and the masonry above the opening to be supported with props during this process.

What is a through lintel?

A lintel is a horizontal structural member that is provided above the openings such as windows, doors, etc., in a building. A lintel is also used to support projections like sunshades and lofts.

What is lintel and types of lintel?

A lintel is a beam placed across the openings like doors, windows etc. in buildings to support the load from the structure above. The width of lintel beam is equal to the width of wall, and the ends of it is built into the wall. Lintels are classified based on their material of construction.

Why lintel is used?

A lintel is one type of beam which is used to support the above wall when openings like doors, windows, etc. are necessary to provide a building structure.

Can you drill through lintel?

When drilling into a concrete lintel, you should start with the smallest drill bit for masonry you have in your set. A drill bit of 3mm is a good place to start, and you can then work up from there to get the size of hole you need. When it comes to concrete, the smaller the drill bit, the easier it will penetrate.

Can you cut a cavity lintel?

It is important that lintels are installed as supplied and not cut or modified without seeking advice from the manufacturer.

Is a cracked lintel serious?

Cracking to window lintels is a tell-tell sign of movement within a structure and shows that the lintel that supports the masonry above the window has failed. The threat of collapse is very real in many circumstances and a crack in the lintel should never be overlooked.

What is cut lintel?

Cut lintel: It is a type of lintel beam spanning only over the openings. Mostly a precast lintel beam is used. It is common in load bearing structures.