|Height||750mm up to 2700mm|
|Steel Thickness||750-1500 (2.5mm) & 1650mm-2700mm (3.0mm)|
SW/K – Standard Load lintel for solid walls
This Standard load lintel for solid walls has been designed to support standard loads and is suitable for use with either internal or external walls with a width of 215mm. The lintel itself is 195mm in width, allowing for 10mm overhang on either side.
This particular type of lintel has an upstand, which runs down the centre of the lintel. When installing this, brickwork should be built around the upstand as can be seen in the diagram above.
The SW/K lintels have been constructed from high quality pre-galvanised mild steel which, depending on the lintel’s length, is between 2.5 and 3.0mm thick.
These are available in 150mm increments starting at 750mm up to 2700mm, which allows for load bearing over openings of various lengths for applications such as doors or windows.
Please note: These lintels require an additional 150mm bearing on both ends for correct installation of this lintel. For example: if the length of the gap is 1200mm then the lintel will need to have an additional 300mm added to its length to allow for the end bearings.
In order for this lintel to support the specified loads below, the lintel will need to be installed correctly.
The figures also take into account the different loading types which are common in traditional cavity wall construction. These figures have been acquired through testing in accordance with the requirements of standards BS 5977 Part 2: 1983 and BS EN 845-2:2003
|Length (150mm increments)||Height (mm)||Steel Thickness (mm)||Total UDL kN|
|750 - 1500||55||2.5||6|
|1650 - 1800||55||3.0||6|
|1950 - 2700||100||3.0||10|