new windows installation & damaged brickwork

There is still about 6 years left on the new windows guarantee and I have confirmation in writing from Anglian that it is transferable to us as new owners. They are sending an engineer to confirm whether their guidance has been followed - whatever it is. Our surveyor and us were concerned about a couple of large windows, though, and my goal is to find out whether there are any issues that should be fixed sooner than later and if so, do it on the guarantee.
Too me it looks like the wall above the window is being supported by the window. Presumably, due to the lack of lintels. I am also guessing that should this window need replacing in the future this might be somewhat complicated. My question is - who should be contacted for an independent inspection?


  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629
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    edited 10 October 2023 at 6:40PM
    I don't see what you call 'damaged'.
    A lintel is normally visible, but can be covered by the beading in this case. When an old timber frame is replaced with a PVC one, a lintel must be added.
  • stuart45
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    It doesn't look like there's a lintel under the brick on edge. If you look at the brick courses at the top of the frame jambs, they don't line up with the top of the frame for a lintel to sit on and support the brick on edge.
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