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Re: Do i need to replace a wooden beem for an rsj?
Reply #1 - May 12th, 2016, 2:04pm
 
It's impossible to say without being there.

Some old window/door frames are/were structural. If that's the case then the replacements might also need to be structural or the beam might need to be replaced.

What country are you in?  In England structural work requires Building Control Approval and the BCO might be able to advise (although sometimes they are unwilling to do so). Even if the work isn't structural replacement windows are "notifiable" to Building Control unless the work is carried out by a member of an approved scheme such as Fensa.
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Do i need to replace a wooden beem for an rsj?
May 11th, 2016, 11:21am
 
Im currently renovating my old shop into a house. At the mo there is a shop door and window with a woodem beem running across the top of it supporting the upstairs. Im taking the old shop door and window out and replacing it with a window exactly the same size at 2000mm. Does the wooden beem need replacing with an rsj or a lintel or can i just leave the wooden 1 in and save alot of time and money?
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