Steel lintels are amongst the fastest growing steel products in the industry. It is since of late been used for many applications and now come in many different forms. While most lintels are found between the cavity size ranges of 50mm and 150mm, there are exceptions which come in sizes beyond this range. Let us look at some different lintel types, applications and characteristics in a more detailed manner.

Standard Cavity Steel Lintel

These are the most common in the industry and amongst the most frequently used. The average size range would be around 98mm consisting of brick or block work. These lintels are the leaders in the steel industry for load bearing; they are specially designed to carry the weight of heavy masonry loads in construction sites. The heavy-duty variant is the more commonly used product as it is known for its strength and stability. Contrary to the belief it is typically easy to install and has an attractive galvanized finish to top it all off. Another impressive feature is its durability in the face of thermal changes. Thermal efficiency is required for a lintel to bear heavy loads which are exposed to fluctuations in temperature.

Wide Inner Leaf Steel Lintels

These come with the special additional feature of having an inner leaf which can support that additional block work you want to be supported. These lintels are known for supporting block work up to a length of around 160mm and are quite popular in the masonry field. WIL’s are available in different lengths with various increments in different size ranges. There is also a composite heavy-duty variant which is designed to bear those extra heavy loads.

Wide Outer Leaf Steel Lintels

WOLS’s as they are popularly known in the industry comes with an outer leaf. The distinctive advantage they possess is that they support stone on the outer leaf. Stone is wider than brickwork. Combined lintels can support the extra width which is gained by using stone. Well, steel lintel Melbourne is quite a popular masonry support tool in countries like Australia. Further to this it is made with inbuilt insulation and is thermal efficient just like many other variants in the industry. The outer leaf is very easily installed and can also be detached when not required. This outer leaf is usually specifically designed when the outer stone is used.

Short Outer Leaf Steel Lintels

They have an outer leaf with a range of around 75mm and are specially designed to support stone not brickwork, unlike its other lintel counterparts. Reconstructed stone in construction sites are usually supported with this type of lintel and it does so very effectively. A maximum overall length starts with the size range of 600mm and upwards giving that much needed extra length in some cases. The galvanized finish further enhances how robust the product can get in the end. The extra heavy duty variants in this type of lintel are popularly known to support concrete floor loads and point loads making it extremely valuable in masonry field.