Civils & Lintels, the UK’s largest steel lintel distributor, is making life easier for housebuilders across the country by opening four regional distribution hubs.

Civils & Lintels has committed more than £5 million to create four regional lintel distribution hubs – including new yards in Nottinghamshire and the South East.

This fresh investment increases capacity and ensures that the business always has £30m* plus of stock available to meet any needs customers may have – further enhancing service levels to the UK residential sector. Lintels will be available at high volumes and on time wherever in the country you are and with the great service that customers have come to expect.

A new facility has been set up at Kirkby-in-Ashfield and a further site in Erith converted solely to a Lintels platform – alongside investment in sites at Bolton and Westbury in Wiltshire – with all sites offering an impressive range of stock.

As a specialist lintels supplier, the Civils & Lintels teams are focussed on delivering not only excellent customer service, but the broadest depth of products from all key manufacturers so can assure customers that the products will be delivered on time and in full.

Reliable supplier

Civils & Lintels works with its many regional and national housebuilder customers to develop tailored delivery schedules and provide help and advice on the selection of the best lintels for each development. The lintels hubs can also offer plot-banded deliveries if requested. This provides housebuilders with the reliability they need to complete a build programme.

Bespoke fabrication

In addition to the technical knowledge that the teams have, Civils & Lintels will supply bespoke fabrication services through sister company Harvey Steel Lintels.

So, if the customers need something unique or extra heavy duty such as bespoke lintels or arches for a specialist project, Civils & Lintels will manufacture it for them without it leading to costly delays in the build as they offer shorter lead times than major competitors.

Customer commitment

Phil Sheldon, Head of Residential from Civils & Lintels, said:

“This investment reflects the ambition that Civils & Lintels has as a business in the UK housing sector.

“We are already the largest distributor of steel lintels in the country and this investment will not only mean that we can continue to offer the best products, but we can also be even more efficient and flexible with our service proposition ensuring our customer commitment is exceeded.

“Customers can rest assured that, as standards change to match legislation, Civils & Lintels continues to be at the forefront by ensuring that new products are stocked – for example, for Part L, thermally insulated lintels are available in volume.

“We also have a wider associated vertical product offering such as Lintel soffit cladding, wind posts, cavity trays, masonry support and roof windows. These are all available from Civils & Lintels to help ensure that our customers can get all they need for their project or build stage directly and conveniently from us.”

Civils & Lintels is dedicated to servicing the construction industry and

are proud partners of all the major manufacturers

including Birtley, Catnic, IG, Keystone & Naylor.


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Cavity Trays of Yeovil is the longest-established specialist in its field, and importantly is the only UK cavity tray manufacturer awarded European Technical Approval.

The Company is releasing a new technical handbook that contains more information and more problem-solving products than any previous publication.

Volume 28 bears the appropriate title: ‘Protecting the Building Envelope’ and contains approved national and international best practice build detail.

The official publication date is January 2019, but early release copies are being made available now, upon request.

Containing 190 pages, this latest publication addresses construction details from ground to rooftop, and lists new products and solutions including the Protective Adjustable Threshold that recently won the Housebuilder/HBF/NHBC award for Best New Building Product of 2018.

Cavity Trays approved products are accompanied with a performance warranty for the benefit of Architect, Builder and Client.

During the past three years the Yeovil-based Company has expanded its research and development department that for many decades has operated a national survey of building envelope problems and weaknesses, identifying where changes can be beneficial.

A Company spokesman explained: ‘Whilst our ongoing survey provides us with insight into the problematic areas of construction, most importantly it highlights error trends and where improvement is required.

We are regularly contacted by Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Architects seeking guidance from the survey.’

Advance copies of this latest technical manual are being despatched throughout December.

Register your request now to receive this manual free of charge from the only UK cavity tray company awarded European Technical Approval.

Essential reading for those seeking best practice build details with an accompanying warranty – from the longest-established company in this specialised field.

For further information please contact, Tel: 01935 474769 Email: Web:

Yeovil-based Cavity Trays Ltd has developed a ready-to-use solution to eliminate a reoccurring construction problem when building on contaminated land. Originally conceived for Radon gas situations, it is called the Type PAT – Protective Adjustable Threshold.

Where gas barriers are present within the external cavity walls of a building and the door openings interrupt the arrangement, maintaining gas-tight integrity and damp-proofing measures is always difficult. Commonly door openings are at a different level (access requirements) and interrupt the protective arrangement against rising gas.

Using flexible DPC requires support from higher courses and creates a cumbersome arrangement in which achieving a gas and water-tight arrangement that links with threshold and closers is difficult.

The Type PAT eliminates this problem.

The new Protective Adjustable Threshold (Type PAT) from Cavity Trays provides both gas and water protection under and to the sides of every opening and does so in a way that eliminates discontinuity and provides adjustable connection with adjacent barriers.

The Type PAT – Protective Adjustable Threshold – is a three-dimensional DPC unit that is bedded within the external wall opening. Integration between wall barriers and the Type PAT is achieved using the adjustable side connectors that attach to the Type PAT and slide up and down to the requisite level. The cavity face of each connector has a projecting connection profiled to match that of the external wall DPC/barrier profile. Once in position, all lapping sections are lap-sealed and gas-tape bonded. The footprint membrane is integrated in the usual way to maintain gas-resistant integrity.

The side connectors are supplied with different projecting profile options to match the wall barrier profile selected by the designer.

The Type PAT DPC threshold unit is usually supplied in three sections consisting of two corners and an infilling channel base length. These three components overlap so always accommodate the as-built structural opening width. Wider openings of any dimension can be formed by introducing additional lapping channel base lengths across the opening and sealing using gas-grade bonding strip.

The reveal closers (compatible caviclosers available) descend into the cavity-projecting sides of the Type PAT, terminating within its channel base in which are located flexible drainage conduits*.

(This channel base can additionally accommodate an optional insulating strip if thermal enhancement is sought under the sill.

*Part C, page 37. 5.32 describes closers having fins These provide capillary breaks in the reveal closing arrangement and allow water to gravitate between fins for discharge at the closer base. The flexible conduit provides the water escape route, without compromising Type PAT continuous gas protection across the base of the opening.

For further information visit or tel: 01935 474769.