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Removing a upvc window replacing with patio door do I need a lintel?
I have a 3 metre wide upvc window I wish to take out and replace with a 4 section upvc patio door 2 sliding 2 fixed there is no lintel on the outside course of bricks do I need to fit a lintel or could I fit a steel plate under the bottom coarse of bricks between the patio frame and the bricks.

Edit additional infoYturkishjim 7th Jun, 2014 Windows
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Hi to be safe iwould fit a lintel as once its in you dont want any problems, i would avoid using steel as ive seen them sag before thus cracking the outside brick work

2014-06-09T09:50:01+01:00

Answered 9th Jun 2014

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