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    Hi All,

    I am just about to embark on bricking up an old door opening (900x2100) after creating a new opening in another wall (single skin). The lintel over the door is still in place and I intend to use brick ties every few courses back into the sides.

    After cutting out the floorboards there are four floor joists resting on the existing stone strip footing.

    Just after some advice. Do I just brick around the joists or would it be best to place a lintel across the top of the joists and then brick from that point?

    Thanks

    Stinky

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    Brick around them.
    If there is any flex in the joists, use some expansion foam to cover them first.

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    Thanks .... job was done yesterday. The joists were solid so I just end up bricking around them leaving a small gap around for airflow. I will not embarrass myself by posting a photo of the finished infill. Reusing various old bricks of mismatched size is not ideal for the beginner bricklayer .... fortunately it gets a hard plaster finish. New respect for the art of bricklaying 😀
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