Keystone Lintels

Keystone Lintels reflects on World Architecture Day

  • 10 Oct 2018

Keystone LintelsKarandip Singh-Sohal explains how Keystone Lintels’ technical team worked with the client from a very early stage to create a beautiful sun lounge in Derbyshire, as the company recognises World Architecture Day as a stellar opportunity to celebrate its engineering team’s passion for beautiful architecture.

Here, its team developed a bespoke design to help turn the architect’s vision into a reality and create a beautiful living space which flooded the room with natural light.

What challenges did this project present?

This project required an apex lintel solution to accommodate a large span gable end window opening as detailed within the architect’s design.

The customer visited our office to discuss their special lintel requirements with the aid of architectural drawings. This was great as it allowed us to explore solutions face to face with the client and understand their needs from the outset.

What solutions were developed to overcome these challenges?

A design issue I faced was fixing the support post to the soffit of the apex; this was overcome by chamfering the support post and spigot connection allowing for a snug fit to the soffit.

We designed the special lintel in co-ordination with the chosen window manufacturer, ensuring seamless integration of the two building products.

We also designed a base plate for the steel post, enabling the builder to bolt through into the foundations/substructure, 300mm below the finished floor level to offer maximum stability.

What is your favourite architectural feature on this project?

The finished look of this project is what pleased me the most. It was great to see the end product with all the internal walls finished and the view from inside the room was pretty amazing. Knowing that I helped the customers ideas become a reality was a great feeling.

Why did you enjoy working on this project?

I enjoyed working on this project as it was a great opportunity to develop a unique design for a modern home. This project required a bespoke apex arch design to span the large opening. It was also a brilliant experience to visit the site to see the drawing come to life and see first-hand the scale of the special lintel required.

Visit the Keystone Lintels website

Download the Hi-therm+ brochure

Download the Keystone Steel Lintel Manual

Download the Keyslip Brick Feature Lintels brochure

Leave a Reply

More articles

GGF announces fresh approach to new cabinet following election of Boris Johnson

Glass and Glazing Federation has announced a fresh approach ahead of the imminent Cabinet re-shuffle after Boris Johnson is elected the new Prime Minister.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Windows

Lakes introduces new rollfold for premium stone resin shower trays

Lakes has announced the introduction of a new 8-page rollfold to support the launch of its premium stone resin shower trays.

Posted in Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Plumbing, Posts

How are LST radiator covers made?

Contour discusses how LST radiators are made, making sure that customer’s needs are met, and creating quality heating solutions every time. 

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Posts

ASSA ABLOY launches new SMARTair ® Knob Cylinder

ASSA ABLOY has combined style, intelligence and robustness with its new SMARTair ® Knob Cylinder, part of the SMARTair ® access control system.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection