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Installing steel beams or lintels can be a risky job, not just physically but also for the structural integrity of your property. Beams tend to be the top element of an opening, meaning that should you fail to measure correctly, you could end up having to replace your new one with another, larger beam. To avoid costly mistakes through DIY, consider hiring a professional who specialises in this field.
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What do you need to know about steel beam/lintel installation?
Your steel beam/lintel installation will be advised upon by a structural engineer. This is because several calculations need to be made before materials are chosen. First, your local engineer needs to consider what type of wall they are working with - is it an external cavity, internal partition etc - how long the beam or lintel would need to be and finally how much weight is going to be supported by the lintel/beam. Once this has been successfully calculated, you can hire a local builder to install the materials.
Remember to check the qualifications and experience of a tradesman before making a hire, and be sure that they are adequately covered against accidental damage and liabilities. They should also offer a guarantee in case their work is incorrectly done.