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I was going to use an arched lintel and build over it (using soldiers
or not) for the arched window in my extension. This of course leaves
the lintel showing, which may not look too good.
I since heard about brick slip bonded lintels, where you sent them
some bricks and they shape and glue on, creating the effect of a real
arch. I don't think BCO would be keen on me trying to build a real
loadbearing arch since I am a DIYer.
I would need a cavity wall arched lintel with built in cavity tray (at
least thats whats on my plans).
Anyone used these, and is the effect good ?
Also, what sort of price would you pay ?
Thanks,
Simon.
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sm_jamieson wrote:
I was going to use an arched lintel and build over it (using soldiers
or not) for the arched window in my extension. This of course leaves
the lintel showing, which may not look too good.
I since heard about brick slip bonded lintels, where you sent them
some bricks and they shape and glue on, creating the effect of a real
arch. I don't think BCO would be keen on me trying to build a real
loadbearing arch since I am a DIYer.


Theyre simple to do. Are they BR compliant nowadays? I assume not.

You might be able to use bricks with 4" EML between courses to form
effectively a reinforced brick lintel. I've seen this suggested
professionally, but not done it.


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On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:20:15 -0700 (PDT), sm_jamieson wrote:

I was going to use an arched lintel and build over it (using soldiers
or not) for the arched window in my extension. This of course leaves
the lintel showing, which may not look too good.
I since heard about brick slip bonded lintels, where you sent them
some bricks and they shape and glue on, creating the effect of a real
arch. I don't think BCO would be keen on me trying to build a real
loadbearing arch since I am a DIYer.
I would need a cavity wall arched lintel with built in cavity tray (at
least thats whats on my plans).
Anyone used these, and is the effect good ?
Also, what sort of price would you pay ?
Thanks,
Simon.


Many years ago my parents house had a pair of RSJs put over an opening for
a patio door. The outer one had wire loops welded on allowing it to be
mortared and brick "slips" bedded in it (the edge of the RSJ just remains
visible in the mortar line of the row of bricks above. They've remained
there for decades with no problems.

SteveW
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