Building jargon explained #7Lintel: A structural item, such as a steel or timber beam, that carries...

Building jargon explained #7

  • Lintel: A structural item, such as a steel or timber beam, that carries loads over an opening, ie a timber beam over an opening in a wall that supports the weight of the roof above it.
  • Newel post: Post at the top and/or bottom of a flight of stairs, used to secure handrails.