FAQs Birtley Steel Lintels
What is the minimum thickness of a steel lintel?
A steel angle lintel with a horizontal leg of at least 3 1/2 inches (90 mm) and a minimum thickness of 1/4 inch (6 mm) is required for use with 4 inch (100 mm) thick bricks.
Are concrete lintels stronger than steel?
Steel lintels are typically stronger than concrete lintels in construction, especially when looking at heavy-duty options
What sizes do steel lintels come in?
Steel lintels are horizontal support beams that are used in construction to support the weight of brick or masonry above a window or door opening. In simple terms, they keep the walls from collapsing!
If you have walls that are 100mm wide, steel lintels are available in lengths ranging from 1200mm to 3600mm. And if your walls are a bit thicker, between 200-215mm wide, then steel lintels are available in lengths from 1200mm to 4800mm. So, you can choose a lintel size that fits your wall perfectly, ensuring it will support the weight of your home's structure safely.
Do I need a steel or concrete lintel?
If your structure requires a load-bearing component that can withstand high levels of tension, then a steel lintel may be the optimal choice; if your structure is situated in an area that is prone to fire, a concrete lintel may be more appropriate due to its inherent fire resistance.
So where exactly can you use your Birtley lintels?
Birtley lintels are load-bearing structural essentials which are commonly used to support walls above doors and windows. Using a Birtley lintel can be designed to meet the bearing requirements of any wall and can also be customised to give you a unique design to decorate your home. The choice of a lintel is very important for a home as it can improve the energy efficiency and heat transference a thermally broken lintel makes a massive difference to a house and the costs of the property through having a better insulation value.
A Birtley lintel can be designed and manufactured to offer a wide range of customisation and style to meet an individual’s needs and because Birtley lintels offer such unique designs they can be used to provide a bespoke architectural look.
Some of the different designs a Birtley lintel can come in include:
The only full product range to be fully hot dip galvanized after being manufactured o exceptional durability.
A fully customisable thermal bridging solution that offers 75% less heat loss compared to standard lintels.
Custom products that are designed and manufactured to have a bespoke design to meet an individual’s needs with either a supergalv finish or a stainless-steel finish.
What if I don’t know about lintels?
Not to worry Birtley lintels have a comprehensive free technical support line you can call as lintels are getting evermore complex their team are employed to take all the stress and problems away from builders, specifiers, and lintel stockists