Bricklaying Question

Bricks overhanging lintel width

Hello , I have uncovered a lintel that sits across an opening in my house about 2M wide , the lintel is a catnic which appears ok but the outside course of the brick wall is approx 25-30mm over the edge of the lintel so only around 70% of the brick is on the lintel , is this supported ok ? The internal course looks to be breeze block ( I think )

Brillient Responses , Thanks a Lot .

4 Answers

Best Answer

yes its fine. steel lintels are made narrower than the thickness of the walls so that the bricks overhang a bit, this is so you dont see the ugle steel on the face.

personally i wouldnt set my lintel so it sat so far back. normally i will sit it so that its 10mm from the face of the brickwork.

yours is perfectly fine though.

here is a link to catnic site showing dimentions.

Answered 11th Dec 2011

Walkden Bricklaying

Member since 17 Nov 2011

For an opening size of 2m you should have 150mm bearing either end .

Answered 11th Dec 2011

Darren Mottershead

Member since 14 Feb 2010

This is normal so dont worry, just how they are designed.

Answered 11th Dec 2011

ABM plastering

Member since 21 Feb 2011

The over hang is perfectly normal, lintols are designed like this, the overhang is to form a drip.

Answered 11th Dec 2011


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