Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Jun 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Ok so I have a sloped backyard which makes things challenging at times. I've just made a kids swing out of acq treated 125mm coppers logs and attached it to the side of a 300 x 300 core filled block column where the deck is (see pic). I've also put rubber under the top rail and the bracket to dampen any movement. I'm now starting question whether this is even legal or could it cause damage over time? Would there be any issues with this? Once the kids are bigger I'll simply remove it, cheers.
Re: Attaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?2
Jun 14, 2017 5:48 pm
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over the damp course to above the horizontal timber and then fixing the horizontal timber to that.
This is general advice only not a structural engineering opinion!
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