Nov 17, 2020 8:53 am
We are doing a 2 story extension to the back of our house and will require 2 new posts holding up a floor and another 2 new posts on top of the first floor holding up the tiled roof. We got good views so would like to have the smallest posts structurally possible, so they don't obstruct the views.
Brick posts are quite "thick" so I am starting to look at steel posts like this one from Bunnings which is only 65mm. https://www.bunnings.com.au/uni-pier-65 ... m_p0136079
Are these as strong as brick piers? and if so, what are the disadvantages of using steel posts over more traditional posts such as brick, concrete or even timber?
Edit - forgot to mention that the posts are external, holding the balcony floor and the roof above the balcony, like in the picture below.
Re: Steel pier versus brick pier2
Nov 17, 2020 9:06 am
Posts should be detailed on your certified engineering Plans.
Ot, Display homes utilize off the shelf engineering solutions... as soon as you make changes it might not work...back to the engineer
LOL, not the hardware shop.
BTW, Best to get an engineer around rather than put up photos that are dragged off the internet because the advice given may not be applicable for your application.
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