Stone lintel failure!
Openings to this victorian property are formed by stone or concrete lintels which support the masonry above. A lintel to the rear elevation of a two-storey extension has cracked centrally, and dropped. It may be possible to jack up and repair the lintel, but it will most likely need to be replaced. Replacement will most likely involve temporary support for the masonry above the lintel before the lintel can be safely removed. Unfortunately, the work is complicated by the location of the window being above the new extension roof and it would not be advisable to take temporary support from the new roof. A methodology for access repair or replacement will need to be developed.
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