Understanding lintel compliance with Galintel®

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Australia’s leading lintel manufacturer for more than 40 years, Galintel takes their commitment to regulations, standards and ethical practices seriously. Here, we unpack the important topic of compliance so you can be sure your building project uses the very best in steel lintels.

Did you know you could be using non-compliant lintels that don’t meet Australian Standards?

Every steel lintel installed in Australia must contain certain markings for clear identification post-installation. This is a requirement of Australian Standard AS2699.3:2020 and it’s important for builders to know.

Galintel steel lintels available through Dahlsens meet this requirement and, for added peace of mind, are made with high quality steel and backed by a 25-year warranty. Galintel Solid Base Angle, T-Bar and Rendabar are locally manufactured in Coffs Harbour, NSW and proudly feature the Australian Made logo.

Steel lintel requirements

The team at Galintel has developed straightforward information to help you identify the necessary markings and requirements for lintels, as per Australian Standard AS2699.3:2020. These include:

  • Stamping: Galintel steel lintels are permanently marked with the Galintel brand, Australian Standard number and durability classification on the face, for visibility after install as required by AS2699.3:2020.
  • Labelling: All Galintel steel lintels are clearly labelled to identify the Australian Standard, durability classification, manufacturer and any limitations as per AS2699.3:2020.
  • Testing: Galintel steel lintels are hot-dip galvanised and tested to ensure the coating thickness exceeds 85 microns to meet the ‘R3’ durability classification of AS2699.3:2020.

The above information can be used as a guide to check if the steel lintels you are using comply with the related Australian Standard. If you’d like to know more about the Galintel range, speak with your Dahlsens Account Manager or local store today.