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by dbrb2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams
Replies: 4
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Re: Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams

Yes, certainly wood. It is possible it was only put in when the fireplace was bricked in, but then it is odd that it was keyed in and mortar added...
by dbrb2
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams

This shows it a little better

You can see the arch, and the beam, but also some mortar filling the gap between the two...
by dbrb2
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Help Needed Understanding Why Fireplace Arch has Thin Timber Beams

I have a fireplace that was blocked up with hardboard. Looking behind the board, i have a bruick arch, but also a very thin (10mm thickness) wooden beam right below the arch. This beam is keyed into the brick at either end - see attached image This beam seems far too flimsy to be a lintel - the load...
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