What is Lintel and Arch Bar Replacement?
A lintel is a horizontal load bearing block that sits above two vertical supports. It forms part of the structure of a building. An arch bar is a steel “L” shaped beam that sits behind, providing support to the brickwork.
In combination, the two elements can either be a decorative architectural element or a combined ornamental/structural item. Arch bars and lintels are often found over fireplaces, windows and doors.
Sometimes, when exposed to the elements for too long, lintels can take on moisture and begin to crumble. This can have serious implications both for the structural integrity of your property as well as the aesthetic value of its façade. You might notice the brickwork around your door or windows shifting.
When lintels are decaying, they need to be replaced as soon as possible. Arch bars can also corrode when exposed to moisture and need to be replaced as soon as possible too.