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Morning To use an oak beam as a structural door lintel on a 2 storey house opening 1000mm wide approx.. what size beam would I need.
can it be multiple beams bolted together.
Sorry but the building is in France, its a old farm house that is built of stone and clay, the walls are 800mm thick.
Floor joists are into a main beam around 24" squire that runs parallel to the wall, but to the right hand side is a Oak mantle that holds up the chimney. I`ll try and get a old picture you can have an idea.
Sorry but having trouble attaching photos
The picture of the house was just to show you the type of building.
The opening of the door is on a gable end of the house that has a lean-too roof about 4ft above the door opening.
The ridge would be about 16ft from the top of the lintel.
yes the lean-too on the far right is the wall that the door needs to go.