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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #8 - Dec 8th, 2017, 7:05pm
 
It looks like a Catnic type lintel to me. You wouldn't use a steel I beam or concrete lintel in this position.
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #7 - Dec 8th, 2017, 9:59am
 
londonman wrote on Dec 8th, 2017, 9:02am:
That's never a lintel. Lintels these days are concrete.  If it was steel then it would be a I-section....so where's the other half of the I ?

More likely a lead strip...easy enough for the OP to find out,  If he can move it with his fingers then it's lead.


I keep looking at the head of the window and wondering what is holding it up, it looks likes about a 20mm render.
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #6 - Dec 8th, 2017, 9:02am
 
That's never a lintel. Lintels these days are concrete.  If it was steel then it would be a I-section....so where's the other half of the I ?

More likely a lead strip...easy enough for the OP to find out,  If he can move it with his fingers then it's lead.
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #5 - Nov 19th, 2017, 9:08am
 
Natedog wrote on Nov 18th, 2017, 8:06pm:
Has it been put like that for water to drip off?

I think it's more cock up than design. Cheesy
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2017, 8:06pm
 
Has it been put like that for water to drip off?
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #3 - Nov 17th, 2017, 9:43pm
 
The sides and the head looks as though it's just been rendered so let's hope it's a lintel
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #2 - Nov 17th, 2017, 5:03pm
 
If it were lead you could just fold it and dress it down and back, but from the regular marks it looks like a lintel to me. In which case, other than getting them back to put it in properly, I wouldn't advise touching it. If you cut off the excess you would expose the steel to corrosion and potentially  void it's structural integrity and any warranty.

It doesn't look like it does much though as it appears to be just supporting 3 courses of bricks, so it may not be such a big job to put it back right. On the other hand, unless they were just incompetent, there may well be something in the wall which prevents it sitting back flush with the front of the bricks.

First step is to get them back and tell them you are unhappy about it. It isn't right as the lintel should sit back from the front edge of the bricks and, although I doubt it will cause you any problems, it does look unsightly.
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Re: Steel lintel above window sticks out
Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2017, 3:58pm
 
Are you sure it's not a lead tray instead of a lintel?
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Steel lintel above window sticks out
Nov 17th, 2017, 3:30pm
 
Steel lintel above window   

We recently had a door and window put in where originally there was just a window. But the steel lintel seems to stick out at an odd angle. Is there any way that this can be either trimmed or neatly hidden?
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