Building/structural question

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  1. idahoblues

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    Haha
     
  2. Barcon

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    ; )
     
  3. idahoblues

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    And since when has wood not been a suitable header (lintel) material ?
     
  4. Barcon

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    I can only imagine if it's an old house and the wood is rotted.
     
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  6. Blue_eyes

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    Thats true,as long as it is an existing situation, but once you remove the doors it is no longer classed as existing,which means it must conform to current building regs. Like its not whats already there that matters, but what you do that has to conform. If there is no lintel there now, then as existing it can remain as is, even though the doors have no structural use as you so rightly point out,but if you remove them you have to do the right thing re the supporting above. Sorry mate but thats how it is.
     
  7. Barcon

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    Wow. That's a thing of beauty. Wood porn.
    I think what he is saying is that there is a lintel there. The door and window would not have been able to support the load above as they do not have any structural use.
     
  8. idahoblues

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    Glad I don't build over there
     
  9. Blue_eyes

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    Since steel and concrete have been around,In a fire maybe, or if a wolf huffs and puffs.
     
  10. bangkokblueballs

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    Have seen windows without lintels. The brickwork just cross bonded above the opening. All loads had to be jacked up on Acros and Lintels Installed
     
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