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Lintels

Lintels from Howarth are suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Lintels are horizontal supports placed above an opening, such as a doorway or window, to strengthen the wall weakened by the opening. Browse our range of lintels here or ask in branch for advice on which Lintels are best for your job.

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  • IG Lintels Solid Wall Steel Lintel 1200mm

    IG Lintels Solid Wall Steel Lintel 1200mm

    The IG Lintels Solid Wall Steel Lintel 1200mm are pre-galvanised, providing greater corrosion resistance. They are made from a high grade of mild steel and can be used for lintels with a maximum span of 1200mm - please ensure you checked the maximum span...
  • Prestressed Concrete Lintel 100 x 65mm

    Prestressed Concrete Lintel 100 x 65mm

    £7.40 - £24.70 (Ex VAT)
    £8.88 - £29.64 (Inc VAT)
    This Prestressed Concrete Lintel is great for use in building applications. Although concrete is a naturally weak product, pre-stressing it overcomes this weakness, making it tougher. This allows prestressed concrete to be used as loadbearing Lintels,...
  • Prestressed Concrete Lintel 100 x 140mm

    Prestressed Concrete Lintel 100 x 140mm

    £15.57 - £51.89 (Ex VAT)
    £18.68 - £62.27 (Inc VAT)
    This Prestressed Concrete Lintel offers a high strength but easy to handle option in building applications. A Lintel will often be used in the structure of a wall, to distribute the weight of roof loads to make up for a space below it that would not...
  • IG Lintels Solid Wall Steel Lintel Single Leaf Standard Load L10 1200mm

    IG Lintels Solid Wall Steel Lintel Single Leaf Standard Load L10 1200mm

    £27.19 - £104.31 (Ex VAT)
    £32.63 - £125.17 (Inc VAT)
    Single Leaf Standard Load Steel Lintels are used to support the outer leaf of the cavity wall construction. The L10 lintel can be supplied with no top bend and may be propped to facilitate speed of construction.

Lintels

What is a lintel?

Lintels are structural supports that are placed horizontally across the span of a window or door frame. They are used because the opening creates a weakness making the wall vulnerable. Therefore, using lintels builds strength whilst adding load-bearing properties.

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies we offer a range of steel and prestressed lintel options that are suitable for various domestic, industrial and commercial applications.

Purchase online today or contact your local branch for expert advice and guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between steel and concrete lintels?
The biggest difference, for many people, is the cost. Concrete is a substantially cheaper choice than its steel alternative. However, it’s important to take other factors into account; besides cost; before making a purchase to ensure that you are getting the best product for your needs. Steel is naturally stronger than concrete, whilst being easier to work with, as they have a lighter weight. However, some higher strength prestressed concrete lintels can offer more support than steel. If you are working in a coastal area, the salt that natural lingers in the air can cause steel lintels to corrode whereas concrete is resistant to this. Prestressed lintels are the preferred option for underground applications, as galvanised steel tends to be weakened by moisture with a high likelihood of rust occurring.
What is a lintel block?
Lintel blocks are prefabricated and often made with pre-stressed concrete. They can combine to create lintel beams.
How to do I calculate the load on a lintel?
To calculate the load of a lintel, you can use a product selector tool to narrow the range of lintel options by filtering for the type of wall construction and the loading condition.

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