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How Do You Attach Steel Post To A Brick Wall.


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#1 Rslee

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:55 PM

We are in the midst of building our extension and at the gable end,we have two vertical steel posts 100 by 100 which need to be inserted between a gap in the brick work. The reason we need these is that we are not having returns at the gable end, so that we can have large sliding doors.This means that when you view the extension from the garden, the piers either side of the doors are only 300 thick, being the thickness of the side walls of the extension, if that makes sense.

The brick side walls of the extension have been built already but steel has not yet been inserted (which is evidently a mistake). The steel posts must fit into a gap of 100 between the front pier and the inner skin blockwork of the extension side wall.

Can someone tell me how the steel post will be attached to the brick wall. The engineer mentioned frame ties but that does mean knocking down the front pier of the extension, which builder is clearly not happy with??!!!

Any thoughts welcome. Thank you.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:33 AM

They will have to be tied back into the walls. Sliding doors won't impose too great a load on them, hence the relatively small 100 x 100 section, but they must be tied back.

Listen to the engineer and tell the builder to stop being a clown, it'll be you paying to have the "extra work" done, which anyway shouldn't take that long.

(Oh, and because the omission of the steels was a "mistake", it won't even be you who's paying for the work. Wasn't the builder's mistake was it?)

Edited by joiner, 26 June 2015 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:34 AM

Any photos?

#4 Rslee

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 10:53 PM

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View Postjoiner, on 26 June 2015 - 09:33 AM, said:

They will have to be tied back into the walls. Sliding doors won't impose too great a load on them, hence the relatively small 100 x 100 section, but they must be tied back.

Listen to the engineer and tell the builder to stop being a clown, it'll be you paying to have the "extra work" done, which anyway shouldn't take that long.

(Oh, and because the omission of the steels was a "mistake", it won't even be you who's paying for the work. Wasn't the builder's mistake was it?)

Thank you for your reply - builder has agreed to use frame ties at every course so fingers crossed -he is installing the steel on Monday

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:17 AM

See also,,,

http://www.ebuild.co...the-right-size/

#6 brickie

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:08 PM

My preferred method in your scenario is to tech screw wall starters to the posts-shot fired ties shake everything around too much for my liking & can cause localised cracking.