Q We are considering adding new windows and making an open plan kitchen/diner and seating area on the ground floor, we would like to knock down the original wall and support the opening with a beam. I estimate the beam needs to be about 6 feet long by 6 inches wide to support the load, the window openings are 4 feet wide. What is the best method to do this? V Casey
A Steel lintel is the perfect solution to your problem. The Hire Shop supplies Catnic steel lintels ready to install. They are available in 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 6ft and 8ft. 4 and 6 block widths. For more information contact the Hire Shop.