How To Repair Cracked Stone Lintel House
How To Repair Cracked Stone Lintel Siding
Above every window and door opening within the UK there is a beam for support known as a Lintel.There are many different types of lintels that are available both natural and man made materials.Despite the type, in the event the lintel isn’t correctly installed, or becomes damaged they can ‘fail’ which will result in structural problems within your property, including collapsing window and door openings! What are Lintels?Lintels are beams located above both doorway and window openings, and help to transfer the load of the wall above away from the window panes and into the surrounding wall. What are Lintels made from?Lintels can be made of a number of different materials, however the most common types of lintels are timber, stone or steel in older properties.In more modern properties lintels are primarily made from reinforced concrete or prefabricated steel. MaterialsEach different lintel has its own advantages and disadvantages when used in construction. Natural Materials TimberTimber has been used as a construction material from when humans began to build houses. As a lintel it has a number of benefits that many other materials can’t match.Timber is easy to cut, shape and fix to the wall, and is more thermally efficient than both stone and concrete.