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Sizing Steel Angle Lintel Size




The opening will be about 6′ wide and 3′ high. My question is what size steel to put in. This post is not going to help you with the calculations to arrive at what loads you need the lintel to bear – that is for another blog post.

The weight of the lintel in kg per metre. The second method involves sitting the lintel back 20mm from the face of the veneer, and have correct seating. The stress in the masonry supporting each end of the lintel should not exceed the allowable unit stress for the type of masonry used.

Measure the size of the structural opening i.e.


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How to install a cavity wall lintel– HD.Lintels Sizing – Masonry Lintel Sizing


However, for anyone starting out in the industry, getting to grips with interpreting the load spans for prestressed concrete lintels and steel lintels is not always straight forward.

The first point we need to make is that the load span tables in this post are based on our own products. I need to grout the cells on either side where the lintel bears?

Use whatever you want to trim the rest of the opening. You’ll also need to ensure that detailing requirements at the supports are satisfied. I like to debate structural engineering theory — a lot. When the lintel’s bearing length is “short”, the lintel is a good approximation of a simply supported beam. The steel angles (known as shelf angles), can provide all the support, or be attached to the primary structure such as a reinforced concrete frame, to which the load is transferred.

An arch also requires a substantial amount of adjoining wall to stabilise it against the outward thrust of the arch. Steel should be protected against corrosion usually by hot-dip galvanising, the density of which will depend on the corrosive level of the environment, however stainless steel can also be used in highly corrosive environments.

The head of a small opening can be supported by a lintel (of galvanised steel, concrete, or reinforced brickwork, as it would be in a loadbearing wall.

The latter allows openings of any length. Add 150mm minimum bearing to each end.

Types of Design Loads for Masonry Lintel and their Calculations

Masonry Lintel Sizing
When masonry lighter than brick is used over interior angles floor load may be increased by the difference in weight per square metre times the width of the opening.

Ensure lintel is level along its length. Masonry immediately above the lintel should be allowed to cure. Lintels should have a minimum of masonry 150mm high between the flange and the application level of any form of loading. When the underside of a lintel is exposed, its appearance can be enhanced by the addition of lintel soffit cladding. To avoid lifting strains any lintels other than the shortest lengths should be lifted by at least two people or alternatively by mechanical means. The banding straps are taut and care should be taken when cutting these to avoid personal injury and/or the bundle collapsing. The reaction at each end of the lintel will be one-half the total uniform load on the lintel, plus a proportion of any concentrated load or partially distributed uniform load.

Since in selecting the steel section, the width of the section was determined, that width divided into the required bearing area, [another formula]. .. I use 5.5″ brick ledges, so 4″ wide angles push the lintel all the way to the sheathing/foam and not have tilt.



Usually, the vertical joint above the bottom of the lintel is distance that is a masonry module (usually 8″, since 6″ is not a practical masonry module) away from the side of the opening for appearance and constructability.

I am considering a point load near the support. The pitched roof trusses sit on the inner cavity wall in the roof space. If you need any further assistance please let us know or feel free to download our brochure. I refer you to our latest blog post which states the additional information we need to advise?

The inner skin is 140mm thermal block, outside is 100mm brick. Am i correct in thinking a box lintel would be suitable, 2100mm allowing 200mm either side a few 4″ concrete bricks to help take the load.

I will need 150mm build in on either side of the 80cm door opening. I know a need 2 concrete lintels 2100mm. I also know they need to be 100mm wide so they sit on top of each line of house bricks which are 100mm. It’s a bungalow, and the wall is a small gable end wall. The inner skin is 140mm thermal block, outside is 100mm brick. I believe it is a supporting wall; one single brick thickness. I understand that you need to leave a 6″ space to support the lintel either side. The opening is approximately 2700mm (including 6″ either side for support).


Kwik Lintel Sizes

www.kwiklintel.com Kwik Lintels are the temporary steel heads or removable metal beams used when laying concrete …




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