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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorwoodgnome
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    My garage is 4200mm wide. Door will be set back behind the opening. I wanted to finish the underside of the lintel in render to match the reveals. I suppose im going to have to use a steel lintel due to span, but cant work out best method to apply render to underside. Any ideas?
    Garage is 100mm block/100mm cavity/100mm block.
    Other half wants downlighters above door as well...i cant see how i can do it with lintel in place.
    Tack-weld expamet?
    • CommentAuthorborpin
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    Expansion/contraction is the biggest problem. I'm pretty certain you can get prestressed concrete that length (but I could be wrong)
    You can obtain lengths of UPVC in a wide variety of widths, use adhesive to fix, could also fix a strip of LED`s across the width of the door trimmed either side by the UPVC. Very neat, trendy & no painting !
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    !! Not very eco!

    A normal lintel will do it they come with perforations or expamet ready fixed. Have a look at the catalogue.
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2014
    or I think you can get an exterior grade plasterboard (G-Tec?) to fix on before rendering.
    • CommentAuthorwoodgnome
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2014
    Cheers for the replies.
    Gone for steel with expamet fitted to underside.
    Downlighters will have to go in the soffit.
    They will be LED downlighters, won't they?:wink:
    • CommentAuthorwoodgnome
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2014
    Need you ask...:bigsmile:
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