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    hardwood lintels....

    I am looking to superblock 4 corners of the ground floor each wall will most likely have a window of some kind, but to be difficult i was wondering about teak wood lintels. i have lots of wood around the house so expense is not the issue, more durability.

    The 1st floor will have a perimeter roof as well as the eaves from the main roof to reduce rain fall onto the building and move it away.

    I was also wondering about superblock and how i could tie it to a teak wood post? We are going to have the bottoms concreted or brick rendered if that helps at all?

    any comments, amusements are most welcome.
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    you can use wood but it is easier just to use made up concrete lintels

    if you use wood, give it a good soaking in anti-insect fluid optherwise it will get eaten

    as for tying in block to wood, the way they did mine was to put a row of nails in the wood and they get cemented in by the block layer
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    Thanks Dr.A I want to use teak hardwood as i have some spare 6"x6" posts i think this will work nicely and give a different look to the house.
    That makes sense about nails i was thinking metal ties that wrap and nail on to both block and post but your idea seems simpler.

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