"Carbonel64" <Carbonel64.email@example.com> wrote in message
That brick work is all in a bad way. It looks like the bricks are poors
quality and have been subjected to frost damage.
The main issue will be the conservation attitude of government in France,
can't help you there.
In the UK they would go to desperate (stupid) extremes to try to preserve
stuff like this.
I would say that [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is verging on the dangerous and could fall on
But that might solve any preservation problems you might have with local
government, you could the replace it with modern frost resistant bricks.
Could even be given a little help to fall down if you get my meaning?
if you could get hold of similar old bricks, they could be replaced piece by
piece but it would be very expensive and take a long time. Probably lime
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], not hydraulic.
There is no lintel, arches are selfsupporting. A "needle" would have to be
put through the wall to support it while the arch was being fixed.
(Temporary joist supported at both sides.)
Arches are constucted on a timber formwork (more expense)