Galintel ‘T’ Bars
Galintel ‘T’ Bars are a total load bearing lintel designed to support 230mm brickwork over clear openings.The bonding of mortar and brickwork to the multi-rib section (MRS) ‘T’ Bars forms a composite beam of superior strength and load bearing capacity.
Compliance With Australian Building Codes
Galintel ‘T’ Bars have been thoroughly tested for strength, structural adequacy and to ensure compliance with all relevant Australian building codes by Unisearch Limited, the research and development company of the University of New South Wales.ABSAC approved (Technical opinion No. 205).
Cost Effective And Lightweight
Distinct advantages are derived from availability, low handling costs and the elimination of using two (2) lintels back to back.
Galintel ‘T’ Bars are also much lighter than other acceptable forms of lintel bars, contributing substantially to ease of handling and use.
The intelligent integration of all design considerations of function, structural performance, weight saving, ease of installation, reduced labour cost and competitive price has resulted in a superior product.
Fully Hot Dipped Galvanised
All Galintel ‘T’ Bars are fully hot dip galvanised to ensure life long protection from weathering. Galvanising conforms to AS/NZS 4680:1999 and the relevant sections of AS3700-1988.
Steel in masonry construction shall be Hot Dipped Galvanised to the listed Australian standards and as such a minimum coating of 600g/m2 for any steel section of 5mm or greater is required.
In accordance with common practice, spans for each size must be propped or tommed when brickwork is laid up rapidly over and above one course.
Control Joint Information
Where control joints are used as a required structural element loading of the lintel should be reduced by one third.
Superior Structural Rigidity
Mortar bonds on ‘T’ Bars platform and vertical legs, the bonding between the ‘T’ Bars,mortar and brickwork forms a composite beam and ensures superior lateral bracing and structural rigidity.
All ‘T’ Bars are guaranteed free from defects in material and workmanship
- The inside corner of the Galintel ‘T’ Bar is fabricated to provide clearance which eliminates the need to mitre the back edge of the first course of supported brickwork.
- The generous width of the platform leg provides a wide base of support to the brickwork.
- The thickness of the platform leg (nominal 7mm or 9mm) enables bricklayers to place the bottom bed of mortar to ensure the product develops composite action without course mis-alignment.
- Galintel ‘T’ Bars now have a solid base which enable a flat clean surface for painting