LINTRAY: THE LINTEL AND CAVITY TRAY
ULTIMATE LINTEL If you are now convinced that stainless
steel is the material to use, you already have 90% of
the best cavity tray money can buy, for a small extra cost
specify the Lintray*.
The Lintray* is a stainless
steel lintel with welded stop ends and end plates. It
can be installed as easily as any other lintel. It costs about
the same as an equivalent collection of galvanized lintel,
plastic cavity tray and stop ends with a far superior long
Itís also very forgiving when it comes
to installation, compared with the problems of fixing plastic
stop ends in cold, damp weather when the site operatives are
working in difficult conditions.
Lintray* works very simply by anticipating
all the weak points for damp and the ingress of water in a
standard lintel installation and providing a permanent, watertight
solution in each case.
Lintray* is available on all lintels where Lintray* is shown
under optional features.
The Lintray* has been designed specifically
to provide a perfect cavity tray combined with an integral
stainless steel lintel, suitable
for use anywhere in the U.K., regardless of severe exposure
to driving rain.
The Lintray* consists of three specific
barriers to protect against the elements:
The first barrier to exposure are fully
welded stop-ends which reach out into the horizontal mortar
joint halfway through the outer leaf.
The second barrier comprises fully welded
tapered end plates which direct water (in the unlikely event
barrier 1 has been bridged) to the outer leaf, even if the
Lintray* has been installed sloping towards the inner leaf.
The stop-ends and tapered end plates are
a minimum of 150mm beyond the end of the base-plate. In the
extremely unlikely event that water has bridged barrier 1
& 2, it is necessary for the moisture to track back 150mm
before it can cross to the inner leaf. The Lintray* is as
easy as a lintel to install and entirely eliminates the risk
of damage to, or incorrect installation of, flexible DPCís,
or plastic cavity trays by site operatives. The concern surrounding
the secure and permanent watertight adhesion of plastic stop-ends
in cold wet weather is also eliminated.